Hebrew Grammar I (Fall 2021) & II (Spring 2022) 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

In-Class Lesson Review Sheets: Here

Dr. Marshall’s Ross Chapter Lectures: Click here to access my YouTube playlists. You’ll see the playlists divided into segments based on Ross chapters.

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, Sept 27& 29, Oct 1:

MON: [1] Complete Lesson 5 Quiz online in Bb prior to class. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 6 (2 parts, click here). Note: your only written HW is to take notes as you watch the lesson overview. [3] Bring your Lesson 6 “in-class review sheet” as we will go over that after discussing any quiz questions.

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). If time permits we’ll start looking at the in-class review sheet for Lesson 7.

FRI: [1] Complete Lesson 6 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [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.

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently 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 11am!

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Sept 20, 22, & 24:

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). If time permits we’ll start looking at the in-class review sheet for Lesson 5.

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 4 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [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] Bring Lesson 5 HW so we can go over any final questions. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 6 (2 parts, click here). Note: your only written HW is to take notes as you watch the lesson overview. [3] Bring your Lesson 6 “in-class review sheet” as we will go over that after looking at final HW questions on Lesson 5. 

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently 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 11am!

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

MON: [1] Complete Lesson 2 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] Bring your Lesson 3 “in-class review sheet” as we will finish going over that prior to looking at HW. [3] Bring Lesson 3 HW so we can go over any questions. 

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 3 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 4 (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 are the handouts I use if you don’t have them: Meteg Maqqep Q-QH_Ross 4 and How to Label Syllables for Tone;  Practice with Shewa

 FRI: [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). If time permits we’ll start looking at the in-class review sheet for Lesson 5.

FRI @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently 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 11am!

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

MON: No class: Labor Day!

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 1 Quiz prior to class. (I’ll email instructions on this.) [2] Bring Lesson 2 HW so we can go over any questions. [3] Bring your Lesson 2 “in-class review sheet” as we will finish going over that prior to looking at HW.

FRI: [1]  Complete Quiz on Ross Lesson 2 prior to class. [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 @ 11am: on Fridays we’ll do our Pour-Over Coffee (or Tea) session. This is for any BibLang/Classics majors, or any students who are currently 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 11am!

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Aug 30, Sept 1, & 3:

MON: [1] Prior to first class, watch Dr. M’s Lesson Overview on Lesson 1 (click here for my Less 1-6 overview playlist). [2] Practice writing/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. We will practice writing, reciting, and singing in class! [3] Bring syllabus to class.

WED: [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.

FRI: [1] Complete take-home Quiz on Alphabet from Lesson 1 and bring to class on Fri. [2] Complete all written HW for Ross Lesson 1 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [3] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 2 (3 parts, Click here).  Note: you don’t need to do any Lesson 2 HW.  Here are the handouts I use if you don’t have them: (a) Hebrew Vowels Intro Handout; (b) Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart; (c) Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart Practice Sheet; (d) Hebrew Syllables

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