ULHB51020 - LEAP Hebrew 2

Course: ULHB51020 - LEAP Hebrew 2 (A2) NOT OFFERED IN 23/24

Credits: 20

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of LEAP Hebrew 1 or equivalent e.g. GCSE grade 4 or 5 taken in the last three years.

Co-requisite: If you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your programme structure.

Taught during: Both semesters (September to May).

Level of attainment: (A2) By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2 of the Common European Framework

Timetable: TBC


This course is designed for students who already have some knowledge of the Hebrew language, who are already familiar with the script, and who have a basic understanding of the grammar system. The course aims to develop skills acquired in LEAP Hebrew 1 in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It lays emphasis on communication and comprehension skills but also builds on the fundamentals of grammar already acquired. The course introduces students to a wider range of vocabulary to enable them read longer texts and conduct a more general everyday conversation in familiar topics of everyday communication. Topics covered in LEAP Hebrew 1 will be revised and extended and new themes will be introduced which will develop students’ understanding of Israeli society and culture and that of Hebrew-speaking communities worldwide

Learning outcome: Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

demonstrate better understanding and knowledge of key grammar points and language structure with appropriate usage

demonstrate reasonable competency in comprehension and listening through accurately extracting key information from written and audio sources on specific familiar topics;

communicate orally in simple, routine situations and handle short social exchanges about familiar topics;

independently write short texts on limited familiar topics.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2 of the Common European Framework

Transferable skills

Pair and team work, focussed listening, informal presentations, language awareness, cultural appreciation

Teaching and learning methods

One three-hours or two 90 minutes seminars per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on campus and on-line instruction as necessary. This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and will be supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning.

Teaching Hours: 69 hours (3 hours per week) including assessment time

Independent Study Hours: 140 hours (not including assessment time)


Semester 1:

Exam Weighting within the Unit Date

Written 30% January, during the University exams’ period Dates to be confirmed

Semester 2:

Exam Weighting within the Unit Date

Listening 10% Week 11

Speaking 30% Week 12

Written 30% May/June, during the University exams’ period Dates to be confirmed

*All assessments are summative

Non-credit students and members of the public need to be aware that written exams will not take place during lesson time.


Nature and timing of feedback

Feedback will include a combination of informal ongoing feedback resulting from class-based learning activities and formal written feedback given following summative assessments.


Dr Orieb Masadeh-Tate

Taught by


Maximum entry

23 per group

Set texts


Recommended texts

A Reference Grammar of Modern Hebrew, Coffin, and Bolozky Cambridge University Press, 2005

Oxford Hebrew-English Dictionary

Hebrew Verb Tables, Tarmon Uval, TamirPublishers, Jerusalem,1998

English Hebrew by Subject, Hanna G. Perez, Joel Yaron Publishing, 2009

Pathway: None if ULHB51030 is not offered