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Biblical Hebrew 01

Available in English, French, Hindi, Indonesian, and Spanish

Biblical Hebrew I introduces students to the basics of Hebrew through the Biblingo platform. Students learn the basic forms, structures, and vocabulary of the language through brief lessons, interactive exercises, and personalized review. Reconstructed culturally accurate videos and pictures of the biblical world are provided to place the language in its original context. Reading passages on the student’s level are provided throughout the course so that they can build fluency in reading the Hebrew text.

Price

$950

Content Type

Full Certificate

Certificate Learning Objectives

VOCABULARY

  • Words learned – 360 content words (excluding grammatical words)

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Reading proficiency: Be able to read simple sentences and stories without the aid of a dictionary and with a fair degree of fluency (about 100 words per minute).
  • Writing proficiency: Can construct simple sentences and manipulate stories based on varying grammatical features.
  • Listening proficiency: Can listen to and understand simple sentences and stories without the aid of a dictionary.
  • Speaking proficiency: Can construct simple sentences and manipulate stories based on varying grammatical features.

GRAMMAR KNOWLEDGE

  • Morphology: Form and parse all the major verbal forms in the Pa’al template, including some irregular forms, introduction to the Hiphil template and the template system in Hebrew, the construct for common noun patterns, basic prepositions with suffixes, common conjunctions, and basic question words
  • Syntax: Working knowledge of when word order changes in certain sentence types; ability to produce some of the non-standard sentence types (simple questions, non-verbal clauses, subordinate clauses, etc.)
  • Semantics: Basic knowledge of the semantics of verbal categories such as tense and aspect; basic knowledge of the semantics of cases and nominal functions; basic knowledge of the functions of determiners, particles, prepositions, and conjunctions

Note: These skills will vary from student to student depending on whether they concentrate on speaking, writing, listening, or reading. There are opportunities to practice all of these skills within the application, but it is up to the student to focus on what he or she deems to be most necessary.