2015 אוניברסיטת דרום קליפורניה
The Jewish Studies program at USC (aka Jerome H. Louchheim School of Judiac Studies in cooperation with HUC-JIR) Los Angeles
Learning a language at the intermediate level is a challenge. After the first stage of language acquisition, there is a gap between the knowledge accumulated and the abilities to function in the language.
Hebrew 220 is an intensive course that demands full active participation in all activities in order to achieve language proficiency in all four areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening. This course will reinforce existing abilities as well as provide learning tools necessary to move up to the next level.
The language acquisition skills will be utilized through learning about Israeli culture, communities and history to achieve an intermediate - Mid – High level according to ACTFL Guidelines.
This course is the third of a three-part language sequence in which students are engaged learning about linguistic cultural and historical elements that are essential for acquiring Hebrew language. This course embarks upon places, people, art, photography, literature, poetry, films, songs, that compose the the language that is spoken and written today.
In this course students gain better control over communication skills addressed and greater sophistication and complexity of expressions, and growth of psycholinguistic appropriateness. They expand their repertoire to include broader range of conversation topics and tasks.
At the end of the course students will be able to:
make comparison (including cultural comparisons), clarify and restate information, talk about their interests and views. Students use some memorized phrases learned in class but mostly produce original and longer sentences.
Give opinions, express agreement or lack of agreement.
Participate in simulated situations related to the places, people, art, films, theater by using mostly longer and connected sentences.
Translate to English an authentic text of 100 words from different styles (e.g. poems, short report, simple description,simple stories).
Develop a 2 page written composition on memorable experience, trip, or news report.
Prepare a 10 minute oral presentation on cultural topic,social events, quote others in an answer questions about the projects.
write formal invitation using phrases and structures studied in class.
write short emails and notes with more ease
write an invitation for an event
write in the class blog or discussion board weekly