This year BLC is excited to offer a Biblical Hebrew workshop designed to grow oral fluency in instructors of the language. Teaching Hebrew in Hebrew at the rate of natural speech offers advantages in efficiency, attainment levels, and broader student success throughout the various stages of language learning. This workshop is designed to help Hebrew teachers bridge the gap between traditional Biblical Hebrew training and immersion methodologies.
Second Language Acquisition studies have shown that speaking a language is a catalyst for truly internalizing a language. In addition to maximizing internalization, the workshop will also work on skills necessary for effectively applying Communicative Language Teaching methods to the classroom. The workshop will be run “immersion” style, with the entire day, 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM, including lunch, taking place in Biblical Hebrew. Both full group sessions and several smaller groups with ‘facilitators’ will provide maximum personal attention and practice.
Dates: Tuesday July 9 (6PM) to Thursday July 18 (11:30 AM), 2013.
Location: Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA.
Cost: $1,750 (including all registration fees, accommodations, and meals, with early registration rate)
Accommodations: The workshop will be held on the campus of Fresno Pacific University. Participants will be housed in the student-housing suites and will benefit from having access to university’s numerous services. Fresno is in the center of California’s San Joaquin Valley and is the gateway to three national parks, including Yosemite.
- Registration: $1,100 (until Mar 1st; $1,265 thereafter)
- Accommodations (double occupancy; including all meals and linens): $650
- Accommodations (single occupancy; including all meals and linens): $775
All meals will be in the university’s cafeteria. The cafeteria is smorgasboard-style with multiple options to suit various tastes and diet requirements.
- Registration deposit: $300
- Registration deadline: June 21th
- Full payment deadline: June 21th
Please note the early registration discount listed above for registering early. After Mar 1, 2013 the deposit is non-refundable (unless BLC cannot confirm your registration) but will be applied to the balance due.