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Intermediate Hebrew: Introduction

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Course Requirements and Grading:

30%: Attendance (15%) Homework (15%)
30% Quizzes and final
20%  Presentations
20%  Final presentation on a personal subject and is to be worked on throughout the entire quarter. Students must use three articles as supplemental readings and aids in their presentations. The presentation should be 12 minutes long, and must include a 3 page paper (1000 words) that will be turned in on the day of the presentation.


Regular class attendance and full participation in oral work, group activities, etc. are required in order to pass this course.. It will be difficult to make up classes that you have missed since so much of the course is based on video material and group activities.

Homework must be submitted on time.
Language center Policies:

Office hours: by appointment,  240-206M

Textbooks and Course Materials:

Detailed Syllabus

1. Ivrit Min Hahatchala 2 (Chayat, Israeli, Kobliner) 
2. Hebrew keyboard stickers:
3. Hebrew @ Stanford Workbook,  Vered Shemtov
       Video clips, texts and songs posted on the class website
       Handouts (reading material)     
4. Hebrew from Alef to Tav - Part 2 (Padan/Manzur)

Important statement regarding students with documented disabilities:
Students who have a disability which may necessitate an academic accommodation or the use of auxiliary aids and services in a class must initiate the request with the Disability Resource Center (DRC). The DRC will evaluate the request with required documentation, recommend appropriate accommodations, and prepare a verification letter dated in the current academic term in which the request is made. Please contact the DRC as soon as possible; timely notice is needed to arrange for appropriate accommodations.

Statement on Academic Integrity and Outside Assistance:
All students are expected to abide by the Stanford Honor Code with regard to class work, activities, and assignments related to their language classes: Plagiarism refers to the unattributed, direct copying of language and/or ideas from a source other than yourself. This includes translations of source material into the target language. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden as a part of Stanford's Honor Code.

Assistance on take-home written assignments may take various forms. We expect you to use dictionaries and grammar books in the composition process. Under no circumstances is another person to compose an essay for you or contribute to the ideas or substantive expression of individual assignments. For collaborative or group work, your instructor will issue guidelines on what is appropriate. Your instructor may also ask you to declare the amount of assistance you have received on any written or oral assignment.

We do not discourage assistance in the preparation of oral assignments. It is always helpful to have another person listen to you practice your oral presentations and provide helpful feedback on your manner of expression. Of course, under no circumstances is another person to compose or develop your oral presentation for you or contribute to its ideas or substantive expression. In preparing for oral interviews, it is always helpful to practice conversation with native speakers or someone more knowledgeable in the language. Divulging the content of the interview, as with any exam, is not permitted, as this violates Stanford's Honor Code.

Statement on Electronic Testing:
The testing program in the Stanford Language Center meets Stanford's Fundamental Standard. When you log into an examination or diagnostic assessment, whether oral or written, you are indeed bound by Stanford's Honor Code. Our electronic tests are timed tests that are to be taken in the Digital Language Laboratory facility. Ancillary materials (notes, print or online resources) are not be used at any time when you are logged into a test.