Hebrew Grammar I (Fall 2017) & II (Spring 2018) HBU

This year I’m teaching Elementary Hebrew here at Houston Baptist University on MWF (4-4:50pm).  Here are some links to the materials that we’re using for the course.

Syllabus: Get it on the Blackboard course management system homepage for this course.

Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross: Here

Ross Homework Keys: Here

Ross Audio Files: Here

Course Handouts: Here

Restricted Access (only for those enrolled in class)

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ASSIGNMENT PREP DUE DATES: [note: assignments will be ordered so that the most recent one appears on top]

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 13, 15, & 17:

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 12. [2] Read Ross Lesson 13.

WED: [1]  Listen to my video presentation on Ross 13.4 and 13.5 before doing the HW. [2] Class was cancelled–Dr. Marshall sick.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 13 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] NO QUIZ on Ross Lesson 13 since we did not go over HW on Wed. You will receive the Quiz on Friday to complete as a Take-home quiz. Please complete the quiz with *no helps* in one sitting. You are on your honor that when you turn it in, you are saying that you did it without consulting any outside resources. Bring it back with you after the Thanksgiving break. [3] Read over Ross Lesson 14 as a preview before we cover it today.

REMINDER: We are not meeting on Monday, 11-20 since your attendance at the A.O. Collins lecture satisfied this day of class. We are not meeting on Wednesday, 11-22 because the University closes for Thanksgiving prior to our class session. So Happy Thanksgiving, and I’ll see you again on Monday, 11-27.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 6, 8, & 10:

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 11. [2] Read Ross Lesson 12.

WED: [1] Review Ross Lesson 12. [2] Practice writing the construct and absolute forms of the noun using the practice sheet.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 12 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] Listen to my video presentation on Ross 12.6 and 12.7 before doing the HW. [3] Read Ross Lesson 13.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 30, Nov 1 & 3:

MON: [1] Watch Dr. Marshall’s video presentation on Ross Lesson 10, sections 10.1 to 10.5: click here. [2] Fill out the practice sheet called “In-Class Practice Sheet for Identifying Perfect Suffixes” as you listen to the presentation when you come to it in the video (at 1:07:31). [3] Monday I will finish going over Lesson 10 (beginning in 10.6).

WED: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 10 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2]  Read Ross Lesson 11.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 10. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 11 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 23, 25 & 27:

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 8. [2] Read Ross Lesson 9.

WED: [1] Watch Dr. Marshall’s videos on Ross Lesson 9: click here for the playlist and scroll down to the Lesson 9 videos. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 9 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 9. [2] Read Ross Lesson 10.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 16, 18 & 20:

MON: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 8 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] Read Ross Lesson 9.

WED: Midterm Exam (covering Ross Lessons 1-7)

FRI: NO CLASS: FALL BREAK

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 9, 11 & 13:

MON: [1] I have uploaded a youtube video going over the Ross 7.2- 7.4 materials. We already covered 7.1 in class, so please watch this part in in preparation for completing the HW for Lesson 7. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 7 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [3] No Quiz today!

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 7. [2] Read Ross Lesson 8.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 8 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). NO CLASS: Dr. Marshall sick!

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 2, 4 & 6:

MON: [1] I have uploaded a short youtube video going over the Ross 6.1 – 6.4 materials. We already covered 6.1 in class, so please watch beginning with section 6.2 (18:13) in preparation for completing the HW for Lesson 6. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 6 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [3] Quiz on Ross Lesson 5.

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 6. [2] Read Ross Lesson 7.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 7 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] Read Ross Lesson 8.

Due Mon, Wed, Fri, Sept 25, 27, & 29:

MON: [1] Read over Ross section 4.4 (on Qames/Qames-hatup) and then Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 4 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Later on Saturday  (prob. in the evening) I hope to upload a short video going over the Ross 4.4 material and walking through the method for distinguishing Qames/Qames-hatup. Once I post that, I’ll let you know so that you can watch it in preparation for completing the HW for Lesson 4. Also, if you want to watched Charles Grebe from animatedhebrew cover this section, you are welcome to view it here on youtube.

WED: [1] Read Ross Lesson 5 (we will cover today). [2] Quiz on Lesson 4.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 5 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] I have uploaded a short youtube video going over the Ross 5.5 – 5.7 material on the Hebrew article. Please watch it in preparation for completing the HW for Lesson 5. [3] Read Ross Lesson 6.

Due Mon, Wed, Fri, Sept 18, 20, & 22:

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 2. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 3 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [3] Complete for written HW the practice sheet called Practice with Shewa.

WED:  [1] Read Ross Lesson 4. [2] Quiz on Ross Lesson 3. [3] Review and memorize your 2 syllable rules (OPSRL and CUSS) and be prepared to write them down from memory (see Rules for Hebrew Syllables). Be sure you have all Lesson 3 HW completed. We will go over this on Wed, and then cover Lesson 4.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 3. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 4 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Sept 11, 13, & 15:

MON: [1] Listen to/watch Dr. Marshall’s lecture on Ross Lesson 2: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. (These are unlisted youtube videos, but I’ve embedded the links.) [2] Read Lesson 2 and Practice writing the Hebrew vowels according to the Simplified Vowel Chart and saying the name of the vowels as you review. In order to practice, please use these two handouts:  Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart and Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart Practice Sheet. [3] Prepare for the Hebrew Alphabet quiz: You’ll need to reproduce each Hebrew letter with corresponding English transliteration next to it, in correct order) You will also need to provide the “final form” of the 5 consonants that have those.

WED: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 2 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Read Ross Lesson 3.

FRI: [1] Read Ross Lesson 3. [2] Watch Dr. Marshall’s Homework Help video for Lesson 2 Ross HW if you want examples of how to work through different exercises.  [3] Continue to practice writing and memorizing the Hebrew Alphabet and Hebrew Vowels.

Postponed until Monday (9-18): [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 2. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 3 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

Due Fri, Sept 8:

[1] Listen to/watch Dr. Marshall’s lecture on Ross Lesson 1: Part 1 and Part 2. (These are unlisted youtube videos, but I’ve embedded the links.) [2] Practice writing the Hebrew alphabet in order, along with English transliteration, and saying the name of the letters as you review. In order to practice, please use these two handouts: Alphabet and Transliteration and Alphabet and Transliteration Practice Sheet. [3] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 1 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). Click on the link to see what specifically in Lesson 1 you are to do (what to memorize, which exercise numbers to complete, etc.). [4] Begin to prepare for the Hebrew Alphabet quiz for next Monday: You’ll need to reproduce each Hebrew letter with corresponding English transliteration next to it, in correct order) You will also need to provide the “final form” of the 5 consonants that have those.

NOTE: Here is a link to the Hebrew Alphabet Song (to the tune of Do-Re-Mi). Please listen to this and sing along with it as you study the Hebrew letters in order. Click here.

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