ERIC Number: ED344490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Hebrew Proficiency Guidelines.
Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Dept. of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.
Guidelines for Hebrew language proficiency are presented in two companion volumes which are identical except that one gives examples of various linguistic forms in Hebrew and the other provides them in Roman script. These guidelines are based on the generic guidelines published in 1986 by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. They are the result of a 2-year project carried out during 1988-1990 by a national committee based at Brandeis University (Waltham, Massachusetts). The guidelines exemplify the characteristics of each level of the generic guidelines, and for each skill provide a description of the functional linguistic behavior of non-native users of Modern Hebrew ranging from the total beginner to the person with full professional competence. All the examples in these documents are from data collected specifically for this project. An extensive analysis of Oral Proficiency Interviews which included writing samples and listening and reading comprehension samples was conducted by the Hebrew Guidelines Committee over the 2-year period of the project. Although the guidelines emphasize functional ability, examples of typical errors characteristic of the samples examined are also included. (LB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Brandeis Univ., Waltham, MA. Dept. of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies.