Brandeis Modern Hebrew: Hebrew in Context
Vardit Ringvald, Bonit Porath, Yaron Peleg, Esther Shorr, and Sara HascalPDF: $85.00
“Brandeis Modern Hebrew” is a good textbook, containing valuable material. Students are given suitable directions for completing tasks. The book is effective in reaching its goals in terms of subject matter, functions and grammatical complexity.
—Hebrew Higher Education
A remarkably fun textbook to read through. But, most important, it is one that will provide you with a solid foundation in all areas of Modern Hebrew, with a heavy emphasis on learning proper Hebrew grammar and the various verb forms.
“Brandeis Modern Hebrew” maximizes the students’ ability to advance quickly and to become proficient in all four language skills. It provides a strong grammatical foundation and creatively contextualizes the Hebrew language in Jewish and Israeli culture and literary traditions. It is bound to become the standard textbook for Hebrew language study on American college and university campuses.
—Esther Robbins, Princeton University
“Brandeis Modern Hebrew” offers a fresh perspective on learning Hebrew in a university setting. The exercises promote speaking and the vocabulary is useful in real-life situations. This is the first Hebrew textbook that enables the teacher to integrate fully the communicative approach in the classroom. Following ACTFL guidelines, “Brandeis Modern Hebrew” meets Stanford University’s first-year language standards.
—Vered Shemtov, Stanford University
“Brandeis Modern Hebrew” is a pleasure to teach with. This innovative program incorporates the study of Modern Hebrew with Israeli culture and history. The graphics add to student interest and understanding. I am very satisfied with the progress my students are making with this textbook and its CD.
—Ellen C. Rothfeld, Michigan State University
VARDIT RINGVALD is director of the Institute for the Advancement of Hebrew and director of the School of Hebrew at Middlebury College. BONIT PORATH has been a Hebrew lecturer at Brandeis University since 1981. YARON PELEG is an Assistant Professor of Hebrew at George Washington University and is the coordinator of the Hebrew Program there. ESTHER (Gavi) SHORR has been a lecturer in the Hebrew Program at Brandeis University since 1986. SARA HASCAL has been a Hebrew lecturer at Brandeis University since 1985.