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In this subject, students further extend their competencies in writing, reading, speaking and listening by engaging with authentic texts and situations. The focus is on consolidating and developing the skills of reading, writing, aural comprehension and conversing in Hebrew, with emphasis on grammatical structures and expansion of vocabulary. Students encounter and deal with a wide selection of texts and genres such as opinion pieces, popular songs, poetry, interviews and films and such engagement proffers students with the impetus and inspiration for personal expression of a moderate level of sophistication. The acquisition of advanced linguistic structures enables students to begin to express with more complexity their own experiences, wishes and views. The subjects involves features advanced work on speaking and creative writing through reading of contemporary newspaper articles, magazines, short stories, poetry, and film, and enables students to enhance and extend their vocabulary. Students engage and explore contemporary historical and social topics and themes in Israeli and Jewish culture.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
- Deploy a wider range of vocabulary about historical, cultural and contemporary themes;
- use more complex grammatical structures including a greater range of tenses and syntax, to express their opinions, aspirations and views;
- improve their comprehension of more complex aural genres extend their abilities to express themselves in broader social and political contexts;
- have strengthened and augmented their skills in Hebrew, encompassing reading and writing, speaking and aural comprehension;
- use a wider range of vocabulary about people and places including language about historical and contemporary themes;
- have improved their writing skills through extensive writing in an assortment of formats;
- be able to use more complex grammatical structures including a more diverse range of tenses and modes;
- be able to comprehend more complex spoken Hebrew and express themselves in broader social and political contexts;
- be able to read more sophisticated texts and to practice and augment accurate writing skills;
- be able to engage with modern historical and social subjects in Israeli and Jewish national thought and culture.
Last updated: 4 August 2020