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Hebrew 5 (HEBR20007)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeHEBR20007
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject focuses on advanced modern literary texts, including study of contemporary Hebrew writers in prose and poetry, modern conversational idiom and newspaper and academic articles. Students further extend their competencies in writing, reading, speaking and listening by engaging with authentic texts and situations. In this subject, Students will engage with authentic texts that deal with past and present themes and are of increasing complexity and that are of significance to Israeli and Jewish culture, history and politics. Students also acquire advanced linguistic structures that allow them to express with greater complexity their own experiences, aspirations and views.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this subject will:

  • have further developed their skills in understanding and engaging with sophisticated fiction and- non-fiction texts in Hebrew;
  • be able to actively take part in advanced discussions about a range of key topics related to Israeli and Jewish life;
  • interpret and analyse texts and genres of a moderate level of complexity occurring in a variety of audio-visual media;
  • be able to develop and present complex ideas using more sophisticated linguistic structures and vocabulary to speak and write about events opinions, ambitions and intentions;
  • have further developed their reading skills and understanding of advanced scientific and academic articles and essays, enriching their knowledge of the modern idiom written and spoken in Israel today;
  • deploy a range of vocabulary relating to contemporary Israeli and Hebrew culture in their writing and be familiar with particular and specialised terms and vocabulary relating to important literary, linguistic and cultural aspects of Hebrew.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
HEBR10006 Hebrew 4
Semester 2



Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
HEBR10011 Hebrew 5
Semester 1
HEBR30003 Hebrew 5
Semester 1

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

  • 5 essays equivalent to 1500 words, due during the semester (35%)
  • a listening comprehension test, held during the semester (5%)
  • a written comprehension test, held during the semester (10%)
  • a 10-minute oral exam, held during the end of semester examination period (10%)
  • a 2-hour written exam, equivalent to 2000 words, held during the end of semester examination period (40%)

Hurdle requirement:

  • Students must attend a minimum of 75% of classes in order to pass this subject.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. After five working days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorDvir Abramovich
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours48 hours - 4 hours of language classes per week for 12 weeks
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

Please note: Students will be required to sit a placement test conducted by the subject co-ordinator.

Enrolling students are required to have completed the listed pre-requisite subject or to have completed an approved equivalent.

Further information

Last updated: 10 August 2019