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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Postgraduate Course: Hebrew for Arabic Speakers (IMES11079)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryYou will learn the basic structures of Modern Hebrew grammar, listen, read, write and understand Hebrew to a beginner's level.
Course description This course is made up of two elements. The first is an elementary course in Hebrew 1A (Divinity). You will be introduced to the language, and a beginner┐s level standard in reading, listening and speaking will be reached by the end of the course. You will learn the basic structures of Modern Hebrew grammar, listen, read, write and understand Hebrew to a beginner┐s level.

This postgraduate element of the course is designed specifically for students with a good knowledge of Arabic. In You will examine the close linguistic relationship which exists between Hebrew and Arabic with a view to enabling you to make better progress in Hebrew than would normally be the case. This will be achieved by comparing specific linguistic aspects of both languages and then applying them to Hebrew.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. To achieve CEF Level A2 in Modern Hebrew in speaking. Listening and reading and to achieve CEF Level A1 in Modern Hebrew in writing.
  2. To have a better understanding of how Semitic languages function.
  3. To be aware of the common linguistic points shared between Hebrew and Arabic.
  4. Acquire a deeper understanding of how Semitic languages function and how this applies in both Arabic and Hebrew.
  5. Acquire the use of Arabic as a constant resource to enable further progress in Hebrew in the future.
Learning Resources
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Ability to learn a new language.
Training in linguistic analysis of a particular group of languages.
Applying previous knowledge to learn a related but new topic.
Special Arrangements Jointly taught with REST08019
Additional Class Delivery Information Lectures with undergraduate students Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.10 - 7 p.m

PG seminars Thursdays 4-5 p.m.
KeywordsHfAS
Contacts
Course organiserMr Jonathan Featherstone
Tel: (0131 6)51 1531
Email: Jonathan.Featherstone@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Iain Sutherland
Tel: (0131 6)51 3988
Email: Iain.Sutherland@ed.ac.uk
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