Hebrew Grammar (Wednesdays) I (Fall 2016) & II (Spring 2017) HBU

This year I’m teaching Elementary Hebrew here at Houston Baptist University on Wednesday nights in 2.5 hour shots (6-8:30pm).  Here are some links to the materials that we’re using for the course.

Syllabus: see link in Blackboard course management system

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 Wed, May 3:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 38 and Lesson 39. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 38 & 39 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 36 + Review Vocab from Lessons 20-25. [4] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 37 + Review Vocab from Lessons 26-30.

Due Wed, Apr 26:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on  Lesson 36 and Lesson 37. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 36 & 37 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 34 + Review Vocab from Lessons 11-15. [4] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 35 + Review Vocab from Lessons 16-20.

Due Wed, Apr 19:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 34 and Lesson 35. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 34 & 35 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross) [3] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 33 + Review Vocab from Lessons 6-10.

Due Wed, Apr 12:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 33 and Lesson 34. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 33 & 34 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross) [3] Quiz on Vocab from Lesson 32 + Review Vocab from Lessons 1-5. [4] MIDTERM EXAM (part 3): Last hour of class.

Due Wed, Apr 5:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 32 and Lesson 33. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 32 & 33 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross) [3] Quiz on Lessons 30-31 (both chapters together on one quiz). [4] MIDTERM PART 2 DUE: complete at home “Midterm Part 2,” which involves reproducing the Principal Parts from memory in one sitting. Here’s the sheet you need to reproduced: Principal Parts of Qal Plus Derived Stems of Hebrew Verbs FULL HANDOUT. Here’s what you can use to practice:Principal Parts of Qal Plus Derived Stems of Hebrew Verbs PRACTICE SHEET.

Due Wed, Mar 29:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 30 & Lesson 31. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 30 & 31 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Quiz Lesson 29.

Due Wed, Mar 22:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lessons 29Lesson 30 & Lesson 31. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 29 & 30 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Quiz Lesson 27-28 (this will be one combined quiz).

Wed, Mar 15: NO CLASS, Spring Break.

Due Wed, Mar 8:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 27 & Lesson 28. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 27 & 28 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over all HW. [3] Quiz Lesson 26.

Due Wed, Mar 1:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 26 & Lesson 27. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 26 & 27 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over all HW. [3] Quiz Lesson 25.

Due Wed, Feb 22:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 25 & Lesson 26. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 25 & 26 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over all HW. [3] Quiz Lesson 24.

Due Wed, Feb 15:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 24 & Lesson 25. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 24 & 25 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will try to go over all HW. [3] Quiz Lessons 22 & 23.

Due Wed, Feb 8:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 22 & Lesson 23. Read Lesson 24. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 22 & 23 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over all HW. [3] Quiz Lesson 21.

Due Wed, Feb 1:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 21Lesson 22. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 21 & 22 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over all HW. [3] Quiz Lesson 20.

Due Wed, Jan 25:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 20 & Lesson 21. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 20 & 21 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over all HW. [3] Quiz Lesson 19.

Due Wed, Jan 18:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on Lesson 19 & Lesson 20. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 19 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over all HW.

======Fall 2016 assignments below========

Due Wed, Dec 7:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com to Lectures on  Lesson 18. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 18 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over HW for Lesson 18. This Lesson 18 material will be on your Final Exam (since we don’t have another class session to do a quiz on it).

Due Wed, Nov 30:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 16 & Lesson 17. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 16 & 17 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over HW for those lessons. [3] Quizzes on Lessons 14 & 15.

Due Wed, Nov 16:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 14 and Lesson 15. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 14 & 15 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over HW for those lessons. [3] Quizzes on Lessons 12 & 13.

Due Wed, Nov 9:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 13  & Lesson 14. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 12 (if not complete) and Lesson 13 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over HW for those lessons and begin covering Lesson 14 in lecture. [3] No quiz on 12 until next week.

Due Wed, Nov 2:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 12Lesson 13.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 12 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); we will go over HW for that lesson. [3] Prepare for quizzes on Lessons 10 & 11 (remember to review prior vocab).

Due Wed, Oct 26:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 10Lesson 11.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 10 & 11 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

Due Wed, Oct 19:

[1] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 10 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).   [2] Quizzes on Lessons 8 & 9. [3] Midterm: Chs 1-7.

Due Wed, Oct 12:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 9 and Lesson 10.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 9 & 10 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). We will begin class by going over Lesson 8 HW.  [3] Prepare for quiz on Lesson 7.

Due Wed, Oct 5:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures Lesson 7 & Lesson 8 . [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 7 & 8 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Prepare for quiz on Lesson 6.

Due Wed, Sept 28:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 6Lesson 7.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 6 & 7 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Prepare for quizzes on Lesson 4 & 5.

Due Wed, Sept 21:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 5 & Lesson 6.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 4 & 5 [just watch Lesson 6] (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Prepare for quiz on Lesson 3.

Due Wed, Sept 14:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 3 & Lesson 4.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 3 & 4 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Prepare for quiz on Lesson 2.

Due Wed, Sept 7:

[1] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lectures on Lesson 2 & Lesson 3.  [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 2 & 3 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [3] Prepare for 2 quizzes: one on the Hebrew Alphabet, and one on Lesson 1  (providing the proper English and Hebrew transliterations of words/letters).

Due Wed, Aug 31: Below is the assignment to complete BEFORE our first class meeting on Wednesday, Aug 31. (Please do exactly what these instructions say to do in preparation for our first class session together.

Syllabus: Download and read through it carefully (get it in Blackboard by clicking on the “Syllabus” link on the left side of the homepage for this course).

 Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Click here on Lesson 1 and Lesson 2 to view and listen to these two lectures on youtube.

 Reading: 

Textbook: IBH (Ross’s textbook, Introducing Biblical Hebrew): Lessons 1-2

Course handouts:  [1] Alphabet and Transliteration; [2] Alphabet and Transliteration Practice Sheet (use for memorizing); [3] Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart ; [4] Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart Practice Sheet; [5] Hebrew Syllables

Memorization: [1] Hebrew Alphabet (pronunciation of letters; names of letters; order; how to write letters; see my Handout called “Alphabet and Transliteration”). [2] Here is a link to the Hebrew Alphabet Song that I like to teach my beginning Hebrew students (to the tune of “Do-Re-Mi” from The Sound of Music movie). Please listen to this and sing along with it as you study the Hebrew letters in order. Click here. [3] Hebrew vowels.

Written Assignments:

[1]  Practice writing the Hebrew alphabet with English transliteration in order.  I suggest doing this at least 5 times or more, until you have mastered it. To do this, use my handout “Alphabet and Transliteration Practice Sheet.”

[2]  Complete IBH 1.8 exercises, sections A (1-12) and B (1-3).

[3]  Practice writing the Simplified Hebrew Vowels Chart]. I suggest doing this at least 5 times or more, until you have mastered it. To do this, use my handout  Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart Practice Sheet.

[4] Complete IBH 2.10 exercises, sections A (1-4), B (1-5), and part of C (just divide the syllables of the words in section A and label “o” for open, “c” for closed).

Note:  for your assistance, I have uploaded audio files in WAV format where I read the vocab words, some of the exercises, and some of the grammatical information in each of the chapters of Ross.  Listening to these can greatly help you with your homework. Look above and click on the link called “Ross (IBH) Audio Files.” Note well: I used to pronounce the 6th letter of the alphabet as “wow”; I now pronounce it as “vav.” Please be aware of this, since the recordings reflect my older pronunciation.

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