Hebrew Classes

 

Mini Ulpan Aleph Summer Session

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Modern Hebrew
Aleph 1
Learn the foundations of Hebrew literacy and pronunciation! Read and write the Aleph Bet, compose simple sentences. Textbook: Ivrit Alphon $22 + gst
Instructor: Fay Hassall
Tu     7:00-8:30pm           1944
     Apr 8–Jun 24 (9 classes)
    no class Apr 15, 22, Jun 3
Member Value Price: $149
Regular Price: $162

Aleph 2
Build on previous knowledge, expand your vocabulary with present tense, verbs and more. Improve your reading and listening comprehension.
Textbook: Modern Hebrew $60 + gst
Instructor: Shachar Bar
Th       6:00-7:30pm       1945
    Apr 3-Jun 19 (10 classes)
    no class Apr 17, Jun 5
Member Value Price: $165
Regular Price: $180

Aleph 3
Expand your vocabulary for travel, food and getting to know people. By the end of the course you will be able to describe things more fully by adding adjectives.
Textbook: Modern Hebrew $60 + gst
Instructor: Shachar Bar
Tu        7:00–8:30pm                 1946
    Apr 1-Jun 17 (9 classes)
    no class on Apr 15, 22, Jun 3
Member Value Price: $149
Regular Price: $162

Aleph 4
Prereq: Aleph 3 or equivalent. Gain a better understanding of grammar; improve your reading, speaking and writing. Read texts about everyday life, entertainment, history, etc.
Textbook: Ivrit Min Ha'hatchala $55 + gst
Instructor: Haya Newman            
Tu        7:00–8:30pm                  1947
    Apr 1-Jun 17 (9 classes)
    no class on Apr 15, 22, Jun 3
Member Value Price: $149
Regular Price: $162

Advanced Bet
Review the past tense and vocabulary and start using the future tense. Increase proficiency by learning more advanced vocabulary and how grammar influences meaning. Better use of verbs and richer vocabulary will allow you to read and discuss a variety of articles and stories in current events and Israeli culture.
Textbook: Ivrit Min Ha'hatchala $55 + gst
Instructor: Shoshana Hofman           
Mo         6:00-7:30pm                  1948
    Apr 28-Jun 30 (9 classes)
    no class May 19
Member Value Price: $149
Regular Price: $162

Gimmel 
For students with high-level speaking and writing skills. Engage in in-depth reading and conversation conducted entirely in Hebrew. Focus on more sophisticated vocabulary and fluency using Israeli newspapers, music, stories, film and other Hebrew sources. Materials: newspapers, literature, segments from Israeli TV programs, Hebrew on YouTube and the internet.
Instructor: Shoshana Hofman
Th          9:30–11:30am              1949
     Mar 20-Jun 12 (9 classes)
     no class Apr 17, 24, May 1, Jun 5
Member Value price: $185
Regular Price: $207

NEW Conversational Intro 
No prerequisite. For those planning a trip to Israel or Taglit Birthright. Learn basic conversational Hebrew. Build your vocabulary and learn the skills for day-to-day conversation. (Course can be pro rated)
Materials: $15 + gst
Instructor: Daphne Moyal
Wed       6:00-7:30pm         1950
    Apr 2-Jun 25 (10 classes)
    no class Apr 16, May 21, Jun 4
Member Value Price: $165
Regular Price: $180

NEW Conversational Plus 
Prereq: Basic reading skills (no comprehension needed). Keep up your Hebrew conversational skills! Hold a dialogue, read stories in a fast-paced setting, offer greetings, discuss the weather, shopping and more.
Materials: $15 + gst
Instructor: Daphne Moyal
Wed       7:30-9:00pm         1951
    Apr 2-Jun 25 (10 classes)
    no class Apr 16, May 21, Jun 4
Member Value Price: $165
Regular Price: $180 


Biblical Hebrew
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Level Aleph                       1952
Acquire tools to help you comprehend and get deeper insight into biblical text in its original Hebrew. Students will be required to dedicate a few hours to weekly home study.
Instructor: Rahel Halabe
Tu     7:00-9:30pm (2.5-hr sessions)      
Mar 25 -Jun 17 (9 classes)
no class Apr 15, 22, 29, June 3)
Member Value Price: $180
Regular Price: $198
Material required: $50 + gst, available at the JCC Reception desk
R.Halabe,  Hineh – Biblical Hebrew the Practical Way  
W. Holladay, A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament

Prerequisites: reading Hebrew well (not necessarily with comprehension)
New students welcome. Please consult with instructor.
Rahel@telus.net, 604-879-2677

The JCC uses the Israeli Ulpan and locally created methods and materials for teaching and improving language skills.

Information:
Dafna Silberstein, Coordinator
604-257-5111 ext. 410
israel@jccgv.bc.ca