novice level hebrew classes

 

 

ULPAN OR PROGRAM: 

Morah Makedah uses the Ulpan Or iHebrew curriculum, which is a fully equipped digital language immersion curriculum, designed to help students begin speaking Hebrew right away.

 

I. NOVICE LOW LEVEL & CURRICULUM:

The Novice Low Level is for those who read and write Hebrew but have low comprehension and/or cannot speak well or at all.  This curriculum encompasses the following content in an integrative and coherent way, which is used in an interactive way to allow students to make significant progress in Hebrew while enjoying the process. 

 

The objectives are to teach students:

  • Vocabulary – guide students to acquiring 350 new words, starting with pronouns and gradually building toward a conversation on day-to-day subjects.
  • Master foundational concepts and dialogues - acquantainces, family, traveling, food, directions.
  • Master Numbers between 1-100, Israeli money and coins
  • Build a grammar base - Combining 4 helping verbs (want, need, can, love) with infinitive verbs in the Pa’al (simple present tense) building (3 groups)

The Ulpan Or curriculum is based on a storyline that follows 2 characters, Orly (an Israeli student) and Yoel (an “Oleh Hadash”/new immigrant from Canada). Both lead the students from their random first meeting and throughout their growing knowledge of the Hebrew language, which grows as they experiment with different situations and places in Israel.

As a student makes his/her way through the book, the texts become longer and more complex and are based on grammatical structures that are learned alongside the text. All the units contain parts of Israeli songs, which enrich and well-suit the student’s Hebrew level.

Novice Low Goals:

To lead the student to the following achievements:

  • Acquire an active vocabulary of 350 new words: pronouns, nouns, adjectives- all related to the core contents of the book.
  • Master foundational concepts and basic dialogs: Acquaintance, family, shopping, directions, traveling and food.
  • Learn numbers between 1-100, and becoming familiar with Israeli money (coins and bills).
  • Build a grammatical base: 4 helping verbs (want, need, can, love) and mastering the use combined with Pa’al infinitives.

The curriculum is divided into 10 units which build the different skills (listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing) layer by layer.

Other levels include Novice Mid and Novice High (see below).

II. NOVICE MID CURRICULUM:

This level curriculum encompasses the following content in an integrative and coherent way, which is used in an interactive way to allow students to make significant progress in Hebrew while enjoying the process.

  1. 10 units from “Kita Alef” ebook
  2. Infinitives and present tense - Pa’al (3 groups)
  3. 10 Israeli songs

The curriculum is based on various humorous texts which depict people in funny or extreme situations. The student will meet family members, friends, teachers and students, principals and staff members. In addition, the student will encounter Inbar, who will appear in several units. Inbar will tell her story gradually throughout the books, thus allowing students to tell their own stories.

Novice Mid Goals:

To lead the student to the following achievements:

  1. Acquire an active vocabulary of 500 new words: pronouns, nouns, and adjectives- all related to core contents.
  2. Master foundational concepts and basic dialogs related to: Acquaintance, family, figures and characters, adjectives and history.
  3. Master Binyan Pa’al- infinitives and present tense.

The curriculum is divided into 10 units which build the different skills (listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing) layer by layer.

III.  NOVICE HIGH CURRICULUM

This curriculum encompasses the following content in an integrative and coherent way, which is used in an interactive way to allow students to make significant progress in Hebrew while enjoying the process.

  1. Ten units of text based on dialogues and situations between young teenagers
  2. Infinitives and present tense of 4 Binyanim (verb buildings): Piel, Hif’il, Hit’pael, Nifa’al
  3. Ten Israeli songs
  4. Ten E-Tone® articles/Virtual tours

The curriculum embarks on a journey following a boy and a girl who arrive in Israel for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah trip. Through their adventures, the student will learn a rich vocabulary and expressions that are relevant to everyday life in Israel. Seeing Israel through the videos which accompany the texts allows the student to learn basic grammar and structure while experiencing Israel in a fun way.

Novice High Goals:

To lead the student to the following accomplishments:

  1. Learn infinitives and present conjugations of 4 different Binyanim (verb buildings) and basic knowledge of time phrases.
  2. Speak freely in Hebrew while using everyday phrases.
  3. Experience Israeli culture via people, landscape and songs- all contribute to a rich learning experience.

The curriculum is divided into 10 units which build the different skills (listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing) layer by layer.

SAMPLE VIDEO:

To watch a sample video of short clips from actual classes with Morah Makedah (beginner, novice and intermediate levels) watch this YOUTUBE VIDEO CLICK HERE

 

PROGRAM DEMOS:

To read more about the program or see demos on the Ulpan Or website, visit the link here.

 

FORMAT: 

Classes will be held on Zoom.  Because the Ulpan Or curriculum is an all inclusive Hebrew conversation program designed for independent or classroom study, students are able to prepare in advance for classes and in class the instructor will act as a coach.  For example, students will receive their assignments a week in advance, and will study the dialogue and vocabulary using the videos, flashcards and textbook exercises for the week daily.  By class time, the instructor will guide students in a fun and relaxed way in how to use the vocabulary in conversation.  Students will practice their dialogues with partners and will also play games, activities and sing songs in Hebrew.  Students will have time to prepare for conversation and activities a week ahead of time.  Each lesson introduces small chunks of new vocabulary and builds upon vocabulary learned in previous lessons. 

 

CLASS TIMES

  • Novice Low class will meet Sundays at 11:00 a.m. EST (10:00 a.m. CST, 9:00 a.m. MST, 8:00 a.m. PST). 
  • Novice Mid class will meet Sundays at 12:00 p.m. EST (11:00 a.m. CST, 10:00 a.m. MST, 9:00 a.m. PST). 
  •  Intermediate Classes will meet Sundays at 1:00 pm EST (12 pm CST, 11 am MST, 10 am PST)

 

CALENDAR 2022-2023

  • Fall/Winter semester 2022-2023 begins August 7th to December 25th, 2022.  
  • Winter/Spring semester 2023 begins January 8th - May 28th. 

BREAKS AS FOLLOWS:

  • High Holy Day break(s):  Yom ha Teruah 9/25, Sukkot 10/9-18th (no class 10/9 & 10/16).  
  • Winter Break:  December 25-January 8th
  • Passover Break:  April 5-13th (no class 4/9)
  • Summer break

 

PACING: 

  • Each class is 1 instructional hour, which is 45 minutes.
  • The pacing can be 1-2 lessons per 45 minute session and depends upon the content and comfort level of the students.  
  • Each level has 10 units.  Our goal is to cover a unit or half a unit (depending on content) every month so that by the end of the semester or academic year students will have completed a half or whole level, depending on student comfortability.

 

HOW TO REGISTER & SUBSCRIBE:   

  1. TEST - If you're not sure of your level, take the placement test here.  
  2. CONTACT - Contact Morah Makedah at morahmakedah@gmail.com regarding test results, class placement and starting dates.  After you get a starting date and class placement, complete the following steps.
  3. CURRICULUM FEE - STUDENTS PAY a ONE TIME CURRICULUM FEE of $125 via PAYPAL to queenmakedah@gmail.com or Paypal.me/queenmakedah, which pays for your access to the Ulpan Or online e-books/curriculum for 1 year ($99 for the curriculum, 20% tax and Payal transfer fees).  The processing time takes a couple days to get you in the system in time for classes.   
  4. SUBSCRIBE VIA PATREON - subscribe at the Gold Level of $50/month on www.patreon.com/queenmakedah .  Your first charge will come out the day you subscribe and once a month on the 1st afterwards.  
  5. ZOOM REGISTRATION:  Once you pay your subscribe on Patreon, you will visit the VIP PATRON HOMEPAGE on this website, enter the password you received in your Patreon welcome letter from Morah Makedah and scroll down to register for the Zoom class you've been placed in.

***Family or Group discounts - If you are interested in your group, spouse or family members attending classes, speak with Morah Makedah about family discounts.  A youth's class may be opened for children 12 and under if there is a demand.