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Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Intermediate to Advanced
Pilot Edition
Vardit Ringvald, Bonit Porath, Yaron Peleg, Esther Shorr

Brandeis University Press
2013 • 396 pp. 144 illus., 2 maps, 8 1/2 x 11"
Hebrew Language Study

$60.00 Paperback, 978-1-61168-447-6

The long-awaited sequel to the classic Hebrew language textbook, this book is intended for intermediate and advanced students

Written by the core faculty of the Hebrew program at Brandeis University, the pilot edition of Brandeis Modern Hebrew, Intermediate to Advanced serves as a sequel to the well-known volume for beginners. It contains the functional and contextual elements to bring users’ Hebrew language proficiency to the intermediate level and introduce students to skills they need to become advanced in their use of the language.

This volume reflects key principles of the Brandeis University Hebrew curriculum. These include:

• Placing emphasis on the learner’s ability to use Hebrew in four skill areas: listening, reading, speaking, and writing
• Contextualizing each unit within a specific subject or theme
• Exposing the student to authentic materials and exploring aspects of Israeli and Jewish culture through language drills and reading passages


Brandeis Modern Hebrew maximizes the students’ ability to advance quickly and to become proficient in all four language skills. It provides a strong grammatical foundation and creatively contextualizes the Hebrew language in Jewish and Israeli culture and literary traditions. It is bound to become the standard textbook for Hebrew language study on American college and university campuses.”—Esther Robbins, Princeton University

Brandeis Modern Hebrew offers a fresh perspective on learning Hebrew in a university setting. The exercises promote speaking and the vocabulary is useful in real-life situations. This is the first Hebrew textbook that enables the teacher to integrate fully the communicative approach in the classroom. Following ACTFL guidelines, Brandeis Modern Hebrew meets Stanford University’s first year language standards.” —Vered Shemtov, Stanford University

VARDIT RINGVALD is the director of the Hebrew and Arabic Languages Program at Brandeis University. BONIT PORATH is a senior lecturer in Hebrew at Brandeis University. YARON PELEG is associate professor of Hebrew, George Washington University. ESTHER SHORR is a senior lecturer in Hebrew at Brandeis University.

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:04:19 -0500