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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 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.
Last updated: 22 January 2020