Expand your Hebrew conversational skills! Review your aleph-bet and expand your basic vocabulary as you start to read short stories. Learn to exchange personal information, talk about the weather and the classroom experience, the seasons, food, and shopping. This course builds on the present tense and introduces the past tense. Prerequisite: Hebrew Intro or equivalent.
The Hebrew power hour! This course teaches you to start reading without vowels and begin describing things using adjectives. Learn to talk and write about family, order from a restaurant menu, and tell a story in the past tense or present tense. Prerequisite: Hebrew Aleph 1 or equivalent.
A continuation of our Gimel 1 course. Read and discuss more difficult and sophisticated stories and poems. Move beyond comprehension answers into a more analytical engagement with the texts you’re reading. Evaluate and express your own opinions! Prerequisite: Hebrew Gimel 1 or equivalent.
A continuation of our Dalet 1 course. Expand your vocabulary and your advanced communication skill! Delve into sophisticated contemporary Hebrew conversation and writing with new literacy and oral comprehension exercises. Prerequisite: Hebrew Dalet 1 or equivalent.
Start speaking Hebrew! Learn to introduce yourself and discuss day-to-day events, likes and dislikes, how to find your way in the city, Hebrew songs and more. Grammar lessons offered as needed to support conversation, but are not the focus of this course. This course is ideal for those who have no Hebrew background and for students who would like to brush up on their basic conversational skills. No prerequisite required.
This course is designed for students who are looking to advance their conversational skills beyond the classroom. In this course you will be doing a variety of hands-on activities – all in Hebrew! Cooking, art, dining in a restaurant and movie night are just some of the activities through which you’ll learn Hebrew using all your senses. Prerequisite: Gimel 2 or Placement interview.
Move off the page! This course is designed for students graduating from Bet 1 - Gimel 2 or equivalent to develop your conversational skills beyond the textbook. This is a lively, relaxed setting, conversation group: meet new people and discuss relevant, topical subjects in a flexible curriculum that you help shape. Grammar lessons offered as needed to support conversation, but are not the focus of this course. Readings, presented as triggers for dialogue, are offered in Hebrew; literacy is expected. Prerequisite: Hebrew Bet 1 or placement interview.
This course is designed for near-native speakers who have lived in Israel and/or have studied Hebrew extensively elsewhere. This is a lively, fast-paced conversation group: meet new people and discuss relevant, topical subjects in a flexible curriculum that you help shape. Readings are sometimes presented as triggers for dialogue, but are offered in Hebrew and in transliteration. Prerequisite: placement interview.
Say it in Yiddish! This beginner-level course in conversational Yiddish will introduce you to the rich world of Yiddish language and culture. Learn to express yourself in Yiddish and engage with Yiddish culture through lively class discussions, activities, and songs. Presented with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Committee for Yiddish. Prerequisite: Placement interview
For those who have have some prior Yiddish background, this intermediate-level course will help you develop and broaden your Yiddish abilities. Build on your conversational and literary skills with class discussions and projects, Yiddish songs, and engaging readings from modern Yiddish literature. Presented with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s Committee for Yiddish. Prerequisite: Yiddish Beginners, or Placement interview