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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 of increasing complexity and that are of significance to Israeli and Jewish Culture. 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 enhanced and developed their oral and written competencies acquired previously;
- employ their skills in comprehending and interacting with complex literary and non-fiction texts in Hebrew;
- be able to form and express persuasive opinions through writing and orally about a range of key topics relevant to the study of Israeli and Jewish life and culture;
- interpret and analyse complex texts and genres occurring in a variety of audio-visual media;
- present complex ideas in class discussions using a board range linguistic form and vocabulary;
- 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 relating to important literary, linguistic and cultural aspects of Hebrew.
Last updated: 15 July 2020