About the program - Didactics of Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language
Studies toward a Specialization Certificate in the Didactics of Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language is an online program whose aim is to assist teachers of Hebrew as a Foreign Language in the Diaspora.
The program will focus on expanding teachers and students in knowledge of the didactics of teaching the language: grammar (context-dependent), vocabulary, literature and expression;
- Particular emphasis will be placed on the technological aspect and the use of audio-visual and
Internet aids in teaching the language;
- The program will stress knowledge of Jewish sources and values as well as the love of Israel,
and will instill democratic values and knowledge of the country's institutions.
The program consists of two sections:
- theoretical studies;
- practicum (practical specialization that includes guided observation of lessons and supervised teaching).
The theoretical section comprises two types of modular courses:
- basic courses (mandatory courses);
- enrichment courses (electives).
Whoever successfully completes eight courses – six mandatory courses plus two enrichment courses (thereby accumulating eight credit points – the equivalent of 224 study hours) and fulfills the requirements of the practicum, will be eligible to receive a specialization certificate in the didactics of Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language from The MOFET Institute's Virtual Academy.
Prof. Luba Charlap,
Lifshitz College, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Luba Rachel Charlap, a senior lecture and head of "The Center of Textual Studies" in Lifshits College (in Jerusalem), was formerly head of the Unit for Hebrew Expression and the ulpan at Bar-Ilan University (1995–1998), where she initiated, directed and accompanied the program, "Training Teachers of Hebrew as a Second Language" at Bar-Ilan University (1999–2001).