Offered :

This course is offered in Terms 2 & 4 each year.

Date & Time:

Our 2022 Term 4 course begins Thursday 20 October 2022, 6:00-7:30pm (NZ time), and runs for 8 consecutive weeks. The last day of the course is on Thursday 8 December 2022. Time Zone equivalents for catching the live stream around the globe are given below:

Time Zone equivalents:

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: begins Wed 19 Oct 2022, 7:00-8:30pm

  • US Pacific: begins Wed 19 Oct 2022, 10:00-11:30pm

  • US Eastern: begins Thu 20 Oct 2022, 1:00-2:30am

  • London, UK: begins Thu 20 Oct 2022, 6:00-7:30am

  • Paris, France: begins Wed 20 Oct 2022, 7:00-8:30am

  • New Delhi, India: begins Thu 20 Oct 2022, 10:30am-12:00pm

  • Bangkok, Thailand: begins Thu 20 Oct 2022, 12:00-1:30pm

  • Singapore: begins Thu 20 Oct 2022, 1:00-2:30pm

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Thu 20 Oct 2022, 4:00-5:30pm

Description:

  • The Introductory Hebrew 102 course builds upon the learning of the Hebrew script in Term 1, along with basic conversation, vocabulary and grammar, and continues to focus on reading, writing and speaking Hebrew. More emphasis will be placed on basic Hebrew grammar, increased vocabulary, and reading and writing skills. Both contemporary and traditional Hebrew songs will be learned.

  • Note: Those who cannot make the class meeting day and time either in-person or via live Zoom sessions may consider accessing this course through the weekly recorded video sessions. Class videos are posted within 24 hours of each live class session and are available for your own personal learning session on a day and time of your choosing.

Meet our Instructor

Puppeteer-in-Residence, Puppet Education Specialist, Hebrew Instructor

Ifat Vayner-Itzkovitch

Shalom! שלום ! My name is Ifat Vayner-Itzkovitch, and I have been living in New Zealand for the past few years. I’m a Puppeteer and a Hebrew teacher, a mother of two amazing kids: Hadas and Tal and a wife to Gilad. Born and raised in Israel, I completed my B.A. in the Department of Theatre and Literature at Tel-Aviv University and graduated from the “Holon Puppet Theatre School” as a master puppeteer and also completed the training program ‘Puppet Theater as a Therapeutic Tool’. I worked as a puppeteer at the “Holon Puppetry Center”, gave tours of the Puppet Theater Museum of Art and taught adult puppetry courses at the Puppet Theater Art School. I taught puppet theater at Alona Elementary School in Amikam for four years for ages 7-12 and also taught groups and individuals, children, and adults, in various activities through puppet theater in informal or therapeutic settings. For the past two years I have been teaching Hebrew on-line with IVRIE-LI Language School and meeting people from all over the world that are interested in keeping Hebrew alive. I really like to teach and share my knowledge, travel the world, and play with puppets to create communication, touch emotions, and create humor and laughter together with my students. My favourite word in Hebrew is אהבה (love). Let’s find out what your favourite word is!

Who can take this course?

Prerequisites for this Course: completion of Hebrew 101, OR if you already have learned the Hebrew script, but have no background in Hebrew grammar, vocabulary or spoken Hebrew than you may be eligible to join his course.

Location:

Our Hebrew 102 class is available online via Zoom, or through video recordings of our live-streamed sessions posted 1-2 days after each class. There is no in-person component this Term. The Zoom Meeting ID will be available for you once you have registered for the course.

Distance Learning:

This course has distance-learning options for those unable to attend the live zoom class. Students have three options for attending our courses once they have registered:

  • Attend our live on-line classroom sessions via Zoom at the regular scheduled day and time.

  • Watch the live-recorded class sessions at your leisure, at a time, day and place more suited to your schedule.

Distance-Learning option:

  • In addition to our in-person classes in Hamilton, our courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed Hamilton classes are available via free Zoom software for those living outside the Waikato. Live-streaming allows you to participate fully in your own learning, ask questions of the instructor and participate fully in the same way as if you were in the physical classroom.

  • Those unable to attend the scheduled date and time of the actual class sessions, or those who need to miss a class or two due to previous engagements or unexpected illness, can watch any or all of the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace and in their own time.

  • Detailed instructions on how to access our distance learning components will be sent after completing your registration. There are no additional fees for this service. However, distance learners will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a good quality web-camera (tablet devices and mobile phones can also access our live-streamed classes), a built-in microphone (most modern laptops have built-in microphones) or a headset with a microphone. You will also need to download and install the free Zoom software on your computer or device. Those accessing the video recordings will be able to do so with a simple web browser on any device.

Pricing options:

All prices in New Zealand dollars. Unwaged includes students, seniors and retirees.

Course curriculum:

Week by week new material will be posted throughout the duration of the course. Video recordings of each weekly session will be posted here after 1-2 days after each class.

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Notes:

Those who cannot make the live Zoom sessions may consider accessing this course through the weekly recorded video sessions. Class videos are posted within 24 hours of each live class session and are available for your own personal learning session on a day and time of your choosing.

Prerequisites :

Prerequisites for this Course: completion of Hebrew 101, OR if you already have learned the Hebrew script, but have no background in Hebrew grammar, vocabulary or spoken Hebrew than you may be eligible to join his course.

Materials:

Course materials are included in the course fees. These are currently being distributed to students as PDF files which can be printed out at home. You will only require a pen or pencil, a notebook for taking your own class notes, and a loose-leaf binder. Any notes that our instructor writes on the class whiteboard will be emailed to you as a digital PDF file so that you can print these out at home and add them to your own notebook.

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