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BEGINNING BIBLICAL HEBREW

HEB101A
Registration for HEB101A includes access to all of the material used in Living Biblical Hebrew: Foundations, as well as all additional resources needed for the course.
Beginning Biblical Hebrew, Level A introduces learners to the basics of the Hebrew language in an engaging and interactive way. Starting from the absolute beginning level, Hebrew will be used for at least 90 percent of all communication that takes place, which will increase in complexity as the course progresses. Learners will describe pictures, express ideas, read and discuss texts, and ask one another questions in order to obtain information, all with a focus on immediate comprehension in Hebrew, and not via translation. This forces learners to think in the language right from the start, building the necessary foundation for fluent reading. Noun and verb morphology and syntax patterns for biblical Hebrew narrative are introduced implicitly and contextually absorbed. For homework, learners will continue their immersive experience as they work through video and audio material in Hebrew, reading exercises, and assessment quizzes that measure the learner’s progress. Between the homework and the live classes, learners will be exposed to the breadth of the language, including singular and plural nouns, adjectives, participles (present tense), qatal (past tense), vayyiqtol (sequential past  tense), imperative, and number and gender concord.

9 September – 16 December 2019
Mondays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Eastern Time

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HEB101B
Beginning Biblical Hebrew Level B continues building on the communicative foundation laid in Level A, but begins introducing the grammatical structures of biblical Hebrew via dialogue and verse memorization, audio-lingual drills, vocabulary stories, text comprehension audio, and annotated readings, all intended to give learners basic fluency—both spoken and reading—in the Hebrew language and a working knowledge of the foundations of Hebrew grammar. Hebrew will be used for at least 90 percent of all communication that takes place, as learners describe pictures, express ideas, read and discuss texts, and ask one another questions in order to obtain information, all with a focus on immediate comprehension in Hebrew, and not via translation. Pronouns, interrogatives, verbless clauses, word order in Hebrew narrative, and an introduction to and summary of all the Hebrew verb forms and functions, including several of the most common weak roots, will be covered, as well as Jonah 1:1–3 and three vocabulary stories. (Note: while all five major binyanim/stems have and will continue to be used, each binyan will be considered in more detail in subsequent levels.)

8 July – 26 July 2019
Monday–Friday, 11:45 am – 12:45 pm Eastern Time

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HEB101B
Beginning Biblical Hebrew Level B continues building on the communicative foundation laid in Level A, but begins introducing the grammatical structures of biblical Hebrew via dialogue and verse memorization, audio-lingual drills, vocabulary stories, text comprehension audio, and annotated readings, all intended to give learners basic fluency—both spoken and reading—in the Hebrew language and a working knowledge of the foundations of Hebrew grammar. Hebrew will be used for at least 90 percent of all communication that takes place, as learners describe pictures, express ideas, read and discuss texts, and ask one another questions in order to obtain information, all with a focus on immediate comprehension in Hebrew, and not via translation. Pronouns, interrogatives, verbless clauses, word order in Hebrew narrative, and an introduction to and summary of all the Hebrew verb forms and functions, including several of the most common weak roots, will be covered, as well as Jonah 1:1–3 and three vocabulary stories. (Note: while all five major binyanim/stems have and will continue to be used, each binyan will be considered in more detail in subsequent levels.)

5 September – 19 December 2019 (no class November 28)
Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Eastern Time

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HEB101C
Beginning Biblical Hebrew Level C continues building on the communicative and grammatical foundation laid in Levels A and B, but introduces more complex grammatical forms and broadens learners’ exposure to the biblical text. Dialogue and verse memorization, audio-lingual drills, vocabulary stories, text comprehension audio, and annotated readings will all be used to increase learners’ grammatical knowledge of and fluency—both spoken and reading—in the Hebrew language. Hebrew will be used for at least 90 percent of all communication that takes place, as learners describe pictures, express ideas, read and discuss texts, and ask one another questions in order to obtain information, all with a focus on immediate comprehension in Hebrew, and not via translation. Prepositions and pronoun suffixes, Hebrew word order with participles, root letters, the morphology of III-yod verbs, pausal forms, pronoun endings on nouns, suffixes for the accusative marker, and the piel binyan will be covered, as well as Jonah 1:4–8 and two corresponding vocabulary stories.

 

14 May –27 August 2019 (no class June 4)
Tuesdays, 8:40 pm – 9:40 pm Eastern Time

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HEB101C
Beginning Biblical Hebrew Level C continues building on the communicative and grammatical foundation laid in Levels A and B, but introduces more complex grammatical forms and broadens learners’ exposure to the biblical text. Dialogue and verse memorization, audio-lingual drills, vocabulary stories, text comprehension audio, and annotated readings will all be used to increase learners’ grammatical knowledge of and fluency—both spoken and reading—in the Hebrew language. Hebrew will be used for at least 90 percent of all communication that takes place, as learners describe pictures, express ideas, read and discuss texts, and ask one another questions in order to obtain information, all with a focus on immediate comprehension in Hebrew, and not via translation. Prepositions and pronoun suffixes, Hebrew word order with participles, root letters, the morphology of III-yod verbs, pausal forms, pronoun endings on nouns, suffixes for the accusative marker, and the piel binyan will be covered, as well as Jonah 1:4–8 and two corresponding vocabulary stories.

 

5 September – 19 December 2019 (no class November 28)
Thursdays, 8:10 pm – 9:10 pm Eastern Time

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HEB101D
Beginning Biblical Hebrew Level D continues building on the communicative and grammatical foundation laid in Levels A, B, and C, but expands learner’s understanding of the Hebrew verbal system and develops greater fluency—both spoken and reading—through intentional fluency building activities. Dialogue and verse memorization, audio-lingual drills, vocabulary stories, text comprehension audio, and annotated readings will also be used to increase learners’ grammatical knowledge of and intuitive understanding of the the Hebrew language. Hebrew will be used for at least 90 percent of all communication that takes place, as learners describe pictures, express ideas, read, discuss, and summarize texts, and ask one another questions in order to obtain information, all with a focus on immediate comprehension in Hebrew, and not via translation. More time will be given to student production of the language and fluency building. Word order with verbs, infinitives and infinitives with suffixes, the nif’al binyan, and stative verbs will be covered, as well as Jonah 1:9–2:3, 11 and two corresponding vocabulary stories

 

5 September – 19 December 2019 (no class November 28)
Thursdays, 9:20 pm – 10:20 pm Eastern Time

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BEGINNING KOINE GREEK

GRK101A
Beginning Koiné Greek Level A introduces learners to the basics of the Greek language in an engaging and interactive way. Starting from the absolute beginning level, Greek will be used for at least 90 percent of all communication that takes place, which will increase in complexity as the course progresses. Learners will describe pictures, express ideas, read and discuss texts, and ask one another questions in order to obtain information, all with a focus on immediate comprehension in Greek, and not via translation. This forces learners to think in the language right from the start, building the necessary foundation for fluent reading. Noun and verb morphology and syntax patterns for Koiné Greek are introduced implicitly and contextually absorbed. For homework, learners will continue their immersive experience as they work through video and audio material in Greek, reading exercises, and assessment quizzes that measure the learner’s progress. Between the homework and the live classes, learners will be exposed to the foundational elements of the language, including singular and plural nouns in all four cases, adjectives, present indicative (both active and middle/passive), aorist indicative, imperative, and number/gender/case concord.

8 July – 26 July 2019
Monday–Friday, 8:30 am – 9:30 am Eastern Time

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GRK101A
Beginning Koiné Greek Level A introduces learners to the basics of the Greek language in an engaging and interactive way. Starting from the absolute beginning level, Greek will be used for at least 90 percent of all communication that takes place, which will increase in complexity as the course progresses. Learners will describe pictures, express ideas, read and discuss texts, and ask one another questions in order to obtain information, all with a focus on immediate comprehension in Greek, and not via translation. This forces learners to think in the language right from the start, building the necessary foundation for fluent reading. Noun and verb morphology and syntax patterns for Koiné Greek are introduced implicitly and contextually absorbed. For homework, learners will continue their immersive experience as they work through video and audio material in Greek, reading exercises, and assessment quizzes that measure the learner’s progress. Between the homework and the live classes, learners will be exposed to the foundational elements of the language, including singular and plural nouns in all four cases, adjectives, present indicative (both active and middle/passive), aorist indicative, imperative, and number/gender/case concord.

9 September – 16 December 2019
Mondays, 8:10 pm – 9:10 pm Eastern Time

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