Hebrew Language Classes

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HEBREW (עִבְרִית) LANGUAGE CLASSES:

Our Hebrew language classes begin with learning the Hebrew script in Term 1 , and focus on conversation and basic introductory grammar. Subsequent Terms enforce the Hebrew script and concentrate on learning basic Hebrew grammar, increasing vocabulary, and reading and writing practice. In addition, popular Hebrew songs are also taught. Our Hebrew classes emphasise literacy (for those interested in Biblical Hebrew) and conversation (for those interested in learning to speak modern Hebrew).

The following Hebrew language classes are offered in 2020:

  • Hebrew 101: Introductory Hebrew – Term 1 (offered in Term 1 2020)
  • Hebrew 102: Introductory Hebrew – Term 2
  • Hebrew 103: Introductory Hebrew – Term 3 (offered in Term 1 2020)
  • Hebrew 104: Introductory Hebrew – Term 4
  • Hebrew 201: Intermediate Hebrew – Term 1 (offered in Term 1 2020)
  • Hebrew 202: Intermediate Hebrew – Term 2
  • Hebrew 203: Intermediate Hebrew – Term 3 (offered in Term 1 2020)
  • Hebrew 204: Intermediate Hebrew – Term 4

Two separate Hebrew groups are currently on offer in 2020: Hebrew 101 for new learners with an emphasis on first learning the Hebrew script, and Hebrew 103 for those who began studying with us in 2019 Term 3 and who have already completed two Terms of study. Each of these groups will continue throughout 2020.

HEBREW 101: Introductory Hebrew – Term 1

Introductory Hebrew 101 classes are for beginners with no knowledge of Hebrew or the Hebrew script. During Term 1 classes. we focus on learning the Hebrew (עִבְרִית) script, while focusing on basic conversation, grammar, vocabulary, reading and writing.

Students in our Introductory Hebrew 101 class, 2019.

Term 1 Introductory classes begin with learning the Hebrew (עִבְרִית) script, writing and reading practice, and include basic introductory grammar and conversation. Term 2 classes (Hebrew 102) will continue with Hebrew (עִבְרִית) script reading and writing practice, and will continue with introductory grammar, vocabulary, and conversation.

Our Term 1 Hebrew 101 class is currently on offer on Monday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm. This class begins on Monday 3 February 2020 and runs for eight successive weeks, with the last class of the Term held on Monday 23 March 2020. Subsequent classes (Hebrew 102, 103, and 104) will be held in the same time slot for the rest of the year.

Cost per person per Term (8 classes):

  • Waged: $104 (includes $4 online registration fee)
  • Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): $84 (includes $4 online registration fee)

The course fee includes all teaching materials, provided as handouts. Individual notebooks for note taking are not provided. Students must bring their own notebooks and pens/pencils.

Registration and payment information can be found on our Registration page.

Please note that Registration for all 2020 Term 1 classes will be available during the first week in January 2020.

HEBREW 102: Introductory Hebrew – Term 2

The Introductory Hebrew 102 class builds upon the learning of the Hebrew script in Term 1, along with basic conversation, vocabulary and grammar, and continues to focus on reading, writing and speaking Hebrew. More emphasis will be placed on basic Hebrew grammar, increased vocabulary, and reading and writing skills. Both contemporary and traditional Hebrew songs will be learned.

This class was last taught in 2019 Term 4 and will next be offered in 2020 Term 2.

HEBREW 103: Introductory Hebrew – Term 3

The Introductory Hebrew 103 class continues to build upon the learning completed in Terms 1 and 2, with continued emphasis on increasing conversational skills, learning additional rules of Hebrew grammar, expanding vocabulary, and improving our reading and writing skills.

Our Term 1 Introductory Hebrew 103 class for those who began study in 2019, will continue to be offered on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:30pm. This class begins on Wednesday 5 February 2020 and runs for eight successive weeks, with the last class of the Term held on Wednesday 25 March 2020. Subsequent classes (Hebrew 104, 201, and 202) will be held in the same time slot for the rest of the year, provided there is sufficient interest.

Cost per person per Term (8 classes):

  • Waged: $104 (includes $4 online registration fee)
  • Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): $84 (includes $4 online registration fee)

The course fee includes all teaching materials, provided as handouts. Individual notebooks for note taking are not provided. Students must bring their own notebooks and pens/pencils.

Registration and payment information can be found on our Registration page.

Please note that Registration for all 2020 Term 1 classes will be available during the first week in January 2020.

HEBREW 104: Introductory Hebrew – Term 4

The Introductory Hebrew 104 class completes the four-Term Introductory course and lays the foundation for the Intermediate Hebrew classes to be offered in 2020 Terms 3 & 4, provided there is sufficient interest. This class continues to build upon the learning completed in Terms 1-3, with continued emphasis on increasing conversational skills and one’s understanding of Hebrew grammar, expanding vocabulary, and taking our reading and writing skills to a higher level in preparation for the Intermediate course.

This class will next be offered in 2020 Term 2.


GENERAL INFORMATION:

INSTRUCTOR: Hebrew classes are taught by our Kiwi-Israeli Instructor Benny Tobias.

Hebrew 101 class, September 2019, with Instructor Benny Tobias in blue shirt in centre.

LOCATION: all language classes are held at Artmakers Trust, Norris Ward Park Arts Centre, 2 Seddon Road, Hamilton. The carpark entrance is off Seddon Road at the back of Norris Ward Park. The classroom is immediately to the left of the Waikato Society of Potters studio. There is plenty of free parking available in the carpark just outside the classroom. Bikes are also welcomed!


To REGISTER for our Term 4 Hebrew class, please go to our Registration page by clicking on the ‘Registration’ link in the Main Menu above, or by clicking here. Then scroll down to the appropriate section under Hebrew language classes and choose the correct ‘Pay Now’ button to initiate registration and payment. Make sure you chose the appropriate fee (waged or unwaged) for the class you wish to attend.

Registration for all of EarthDiverse’s Term 1 classes is available now.


Please contact us at <info @ earthdiverse.org.nz> if you wish to join a class currently in session.

Intermediate Hebrew classes will be offered later this year if there is sufficient interest.

Jono, Bill and Josh learning the Hebrew alphabet, September 2019.

page last updated 28 December 2019