Sara Hascal

Dr. Hascal’s research focuses on the effect of using modern short Israeli plays to improve communication skills and cultural awareness for Hebrew language learners. In her courses, she integrates the improvement of language skills while focusing on teaching about Israeli culture and literature. Her goal is for her students to gain better intercultural knowledge and understanding, develop critical skills and broaden and transform their worldviews while simultaneously improving their proficiency in Hebrew.

Dr. Hascal has developed courses which enhance the subject matter through the study of traditions, history, politics, business, arts and cultural aspects of Israel. Together with her colleagues, she has published the widely used textbook Brandeis Modern Hebrew. She is currently the Assistant Director of the School of Hebrew at Middlebury college.

Written by the core faculty of the Hebrew Program at Brandeis University, Brandeis Modern Hebrew is an accessible introduction to the Hebrew language for…