Textbooks: Simon, Resnikoff, and Motzkin, The First Hebrew Primer, 3rd Edition (EKS Pub., 1992). This textbook is available from TorahResource at a discounted price.
Instructor: Tim Hegg, M.Div., Th.M.
Course Options: This class can be taken as a standalone class or can be taken as part of a certificate program.
Standalone: This course is perfect for anyone who is interested in being able to understand and read the Hebrew Scriptures. Learning a language is a difficult, but rewarding, task. This course is perfect for anyone who is able to dedicate the time it takes to grasp and retain the language.
Program Path: Those who are looking for a more structured workload will find this course is required for all certificate programs. This class counts for 2 quarter hours within the certificate program.
Course Requirements: This class requires you have taken the first two installments of Beginning Hebrew Grammar. Those who have previously studied Hebrew are able to test out of the first two classes (which can be arranged by contacting student services). Beyond this, students must have the ability to proficiently read the English language, watch video lectures, and have access to and a basic knowledge of a computer with an internet connection.
Workload: The average workload each week is around 6 hours. This includes an hour-long lecture, assigned reading, and writing exercises, vocabulary memorization, workbook completion, and interaction in the class forum. A final exam is also required at the end of the class to complete the course.