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In the field of second/foreign language teaching, needs analysis is widely recognized as an essential step in curriculum design and program evaluation. A needs-based approach to Hebrew language education has been advocated by a number of researchers and educators. In a study that employed interviews and surveys, the Hebrew language learning needs of Conservative rabbinical students were investigated. Differences of opinions concerning the desired focus of Hebrew language instruction, its content, and skill emphasis were found both within and across respondent groups. Some curricular and pedagogical implications of the findings as well as the limitations of the study are discussed.
Updated: Oct. 14, 2009
With the opening of the 2009-10 school year, 5 more elementary schools around the FSU will begin to implement the TaL Am curriculum of Hebrew language and Jewish heritage, bringing to 700 the number of FSU elementary school students studying in the TaL Am program. During the 2007 and 2008 school years, the Heftziba program - a joint project of Israel’s Ministry if Education and the Jewish Agency - and the administration of the Ohr Avner Foundation, have been implementing a pilot project of the TaL Am program in ten elementary schools. The positive results of the pilot project have brought the addition of the new schools.
Updated: Oct. 11, 2009
Hebrew Ulpan Classes are opening throughout the New York metropolitan area during Fall, 2009. The classes use the Israeli Ulpan method and materials for teaching and improving Hebrew language skills, including conversation, comprehension, reading, and writing. Courses are taught at all levels in small, interactive classes by experienced Israeli teachers. A 30% discount is offered to those making Aliyah.
Updated: Sep. 10, 2009
Speakers of a foreign language who identify with the native speakers' culture will have less of an accent in that tongue, according to a new study by researchers from Haifa University. The study, published in the International Journal of Bilingualism, suggests that fluency in the second language is related to how the speaker wishes to be viewed by the majority group.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2009
This year, the National Middle East Language Resource Center (NMELRC) will offer its Seminar for College and K-12 Teachers of Hebrew on October 31-Nov 1, 2009, at the University of Arizona Tucson. The Seminar will be co-chaired by Shmuel Bolozky and Anat Maimon.
Updated: Jul. 02, 2009
The Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies of the University College London (UCL) will host a Postgraduate Students Workshop on Jewish Education on September 23, 2009. Postgraduate students and researchers in the early stage of their career are welcome to participate and will be given the opportunity to present a short paper on their own research. The workshop will focus on presenting research on the history of Hebrew education from the 1880s to the outset of World War I.
Updated: May. 11, 2009
Online Studies toward a Specialization Certificate in the Didactics of Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language
The Online Academy for Jewish Studies at The MOFET Institute under the supervision of the Israel Ministry of Education has developed an online program whose aim is to assist teachers of Hebrew as a Foreign Language in the Diaspora. Teachers completing the course of study and fulfilling the practicum requirements will be eligible to receive a Specialization Certificate in the Didactics of Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language from the Online Academy.
Updated: Apr. 23, 2009
The GISHA conference (Good Ideas Supporting Hebrew Access), to be held at Hebrew College, Newton Centre, MA, between April 26-27, will focus on how to help students with special needs to learn and use Hebrew reading skills in a variety of educational settings. Leading Jewish special education researchers and educators who specialize in Hebrew language will be presenting.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2009
An audience-participation paper on Teaching Biblical Hebrew was delivered at The Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature held in Boston in November, 2008. Helene Dallaire, part of the staff of a three-year project on communicative learning entitled CoHeLeT, demonstrated a mock classroom setting of a first year Hebrew class in a seminary setting. The three-year CoHeLeT project has found that retention with the Communicative Language Teaching method is much better than retention in the usual grammar-based inductive or deductive method.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2009
The 'Read Hebrew America/Canada' (RHA/C) campaign sponsored by The National Jewish Outreach Program (NJOP), will take place this fall in synagogues and Jewish centers throughout the United States and Canada. The classes will be run over a period of five weeks, in five 90-minute weekly classes. They are designed for Jewish adults, aiming to teach the fundamentals of reading Hebrew.
Updated: Oct. 30, 2008