Hebrew Grammar I (Fall 2022) & II (Spring 2023) HBU

This year I’m teaching Elementary Hebrew here at Houston Baptist University on MWF (1:00 – 1:50 pm).  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 26, 28, & 30:

MON: [1] Complete Lesson 4 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] Begin completing all requirements for Ross Lesson 5 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

WED: [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] Bring your Lesson 5 “in-class review sheet” back from Mon. [3] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 6 (2 parts, click here). NOTE: Here are the handouts I use if you don’t have them: (a) The Gutts Gang, and (b) Definite Article before Weak Letters

FRI: [1] Complete Lesson 5 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [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.

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 19, 21, & 22:

MON: [1] Bring Lesson 3 HW so we can finish going over. [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 4 (2 parts, click here). 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. [3] We’ll go over Practice Sheet 4 in class.

WED: [1] Complete Lesson 3 Quiz online in Bb prior to class.  [2] Bring your Lesson 4 “in-class review sheet” if we didn’t finish going over on Mon. [3] 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. [4] 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.

FRI: [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 @ 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 12, 14, & 16:

MON: [1] Bring Lesson 2 HW so we can go over any questions.  [2] Listen on Dr. Marshall’s youtube site to the presentations on Lesson 3 (4 parts, click here). Note: aside from completing any Lesson 2 HW, 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. [3] FYI: remote students will need to print the Lesson 3 In-class Review sheet, as we will go over that halfway through class. Click here to access those sheets (or click the link above under course handouts).

WED: [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] 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.

FRI: Complete the assignment from WED.

FRI: NEXT MON: [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 @ 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 5, 7, & 9:

Mon: No class: Labor Day.

Wed: [1] Complete Quiz on Alphabet. [2] Bring completed Ross Lesson 1homework to class so we can discuss questions. [3] Make sure you have watched and taken notes on my Lesson 2 overview on vowels. Bring the in-class practice sheet for Lesson 2 that I gave you last week.

Fri: 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.

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 29, 31 & Sept 2:

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] Print these handouts for studying and practicing writing the alphabet: (a) Alphabet and Transliteration, and (b) Alphabet and Transliteration Practice Sheet. [4] 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

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

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