Hebrew Grammar I (Fall 2019) & II (Spring 2020) HBU

This year I’m teaching Elementary Hebrew here at Houston Baptist University on MWF (9:00 – 9:50am).  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

Dr. Marshall’s Ross Chapter Lectures: Click here to access my YouTube playlist.

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, Dec 2, 4, & 6:

MON @ 11am: Pour-Over Coffee/Tea session!

MON: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 15 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Complete the rest of the Drill Sheet for Lesson 15 on your own. [3] For those who missed Wed, please review the video of what we covered and drilled (I promise you’ll find these 35 minutes *extremely helpful*!!). Click here to watch. [4] Everyone: Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 16 (and take notes). Do not complete the HW yet (but you may begin if you’d like!).

WED: [1] Quiz on Lesson 15. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 14 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Lesson 16. [2] Final review items/catch-up.

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

MON: NO Pour-Over Coffee/Tea session since Dr. M is out of town in San Diego for academic conferences!

MON: [1] Quiz on Lesson 14. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 15 (and take notes). Do not complete the HW yet.

WED: Review Lesson 15.

FRI: No Class (Thanksgiving Break).

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

MON @ 11am: Pour-Over Coffee/Tea session!

MON: [1] Quiz on Lesson 12. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 13 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

WED: [1] Quiz on Lesson 13. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 14 (and take notes). Do not complete the HW yet. [3] Bring Lesson 13 HW for discussion. We will review questions on Lesson 13 HW and then review Lesson 14.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Lesson 13. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 14 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. (Quiz on Lesson 14 on Monday next week.)

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

MON @ 11am: Pour-Over Coffee/Tea session!

MON: [1] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 12 (Click here). [2] Start working on completing requirements for Ross Lesson 12 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross–don’t forget the DRILL SHEET!).

WED: [1] Finish the rest of the Lesson 12 HW. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 13 (and take notes).

FRI: [1] Quiz on Lesson 12. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 13 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 4, 6, & 8:

MON @ 12 pm: Pour-Over Coffee/Tea session! (NOTE: we have moved our time back to noon due to an SCT prayer event at 11am.)

MON: If you have not already, listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 11 (2 parts, Click here). Note: we will do a review sheet for Lesson 11 in class. If we are finished before the end of class, we will begin completing requirements for Lesson 11 together.

WED: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 11 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 12 (Click here).

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 11. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 12 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross)

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 28, 30, & Nov 1:

MON @ 11am: Pour-Over Coffee/Tea session!

MON: Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 10 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 10. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 11 (2 parts, Click here). Note: aside from prepping for the quiz, your only written HW is to take notes as you watch the lesson overview.  After quiz, we will do a review sheet for Lesson 11 in class.

FRI: Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 11 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 21, 23, & 25:

MON @ 11am: Pour-Over Coffee/Tea session!

MON: Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 9 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 9. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 10 (3 parts, Click here). Note: aside from prepping for the quiz, your only written HW is to take notes as you watch the lesson overview.  After quiz, we will do a review sheet for Lesson 10 in class.

FRI: Midterm exam (covers Lessons 1-9).

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 14, 16, & 18:

MON @ 11am: Pour-Over Coffee/Tea session!

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 8. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 9 (2 parts, Click here). Note: aside from prepping for the quiz, your only written HW is to take notes as you watch the lesson overview.  After quiz, we will do a review sheet for Lesson 9 in class.

WED: Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 9 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. NOTE: The midterm exam that originally was scheduled for today (10-16) has been pushed back 1 week, to Wednesday, 10-23.

FRI: No Class–Fall Break!

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 7, 9, & 11:

MON: 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.

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 7. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 8 (2 parts, Click here). Note: aside from prepping for the quiz, your only written HW is to take notes as you watch the lesson overview.  After quiz, we will do a review sheet for Lesson 8 in class.

FRI: Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 8 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Sept 30, Oct 2 & 4:

MON @ 11am: Pour-Over Coffee session!

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 5. [2] Make sure you have reviewed the Lesson Overview for Lesson 6; I will finish going over the Review Sheet after the quiz.

WED: [1] 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. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 7 (2 parts, Click here). Note: aside from prepping for the quiz, your only written HW is to take notes as you watch the lesson overview. Here’s the handout for Lesson 7: Noun and Adjective Endings

FRI: [1] Quiz on Lesson 6. [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.

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

MON @ 11am: Pour-Over Coffee session!

MON: [1] 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] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 5 (2 parts, Click here). [3] We will finish covering Lesson 4 HW and then begin reviewing Lesson 5.

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 4. [2] 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.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 5. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 6 (2 parts, Click here).

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

MON @ NOON: Pour-Over Coffee session (note: I originally planned to do this at 11, but all the SCT faculty have to be at a faculty meeting at 11, so I’m pushing the coffee back to 12pm). This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 12 noon!

MON: [1] 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. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 4 (4 parts, Click here). Note: aside from prepping for the quiz, your only written HW is to take notes as you watch the lesson overview. Here are the handouts for Lesson 4:

How to Label Syllables for Tone

Meteg Maqqep Q-QH_Ross 4

WED: [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.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 4. Quiz will be next Monday! [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 5 (2 parts, Click here). Note: aside from prepping for the quiz, your only written HW is to take notes as you watch the lesson overview. [3] We will finish covering Lesson 4 HW and then begin reviewing Lesson 5. 

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

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 1. [2] 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.

MON @ NOON: Pour-Over Coffee session (note: I originally planned to do this at 11, but all the SCT faculty have to be at a faculty meeting at 11, so I’m pushing the coffee back to 12pm). This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 12 noon!

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 2. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 3 (4 parts, Click here). Note: aside from prepping for the quiz, your only written HW is to take notes as you watch the lesson overview. Here are the handouts I use if you don’t have them:  Shewa and Syllables;  How to Label Syllables for Tone;  Practice with Shewa

FRI: 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 Mon, Wed, & Fri, Sept 2, 4, & 6:

MON: No class: Labor Day!

WED: [1] Quiz on Hebrew Alphabet. [2] Bring Lesson 1 HW so we can go over any questions. [3] Read Ross Lesson 2 in preparation for lecture.

WED @ NOON: on Wednesday we’ll do our first Pour-Over Coffee session of the semester. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are taking courses in these areas. Please spread the word! Upstairs in the SCT office area by the coffee maker and fridge! Free coffee! See you there at 12 noon!

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 1. [2] 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. Instead of doing the written HW on Friday, please do the following: Using your handouts (passed out in class on Wed), please watch and take notes on my Lesson Overview of Ross Lesson 2. There are 3 parts:

Part 1 (https://youtu.be/46PDmPkP-ns): start at time 4:00 (we already covered up to this point!)

Part 2 (https://youtu.be/UkjOYjfJqbk)

Part 3 (https://youtu.be/Vs5tOVmkpsQ)

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Aug 26, 28, & 30:

MON: Bring syllabus to class.

WED: [1] Read Ross Lesson 1. [2] Practice reciting/memorizing the Hebrew alphabet. 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.

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

Promoting the study of Biblical Hebrew, Biblical Aramaic, and Hellenistic Greek

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