May 03, 2012

Rubin, Zipora Silver_nugget
[MDES W1511] Elementary Modern Hebrew II

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

This was an excellent introduction to Hebrew by an outstanding teacher. She was patient and adept at handling the different speeds and backgrounds of the students. She also brought to life much of the material that we covered, showing us the various connections between grammar rules and formations and fitting them into a larger linguistic frame. The presentation of material was methodical and systematic. Her style was direct and clear, but always friendly and supportive. We covered an impressive amount of grammar and language in a relatively short amount of time and it never felt rushed. Moreover, she is generous with her time and always willing to meet students to go over issues and material or simply to look over written assignments individually. It would be most beneficial to this group of students if this instructor could continue with us to provide Year 2 Hebrew. This continuity I feel would be of serious benefit to all of us, given her familiarity with us (and our various strengths and weaknesses) and our familiarity with her teaching method.

Workload:

Fair and varied enough to keep it interesting.