Hagit Arieli-Chai - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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Hagit Arieli-Chai, MAed

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(213) 749-3424
fax: (213) 747-6128
Professor of Hebrew language /Hebrew language coordinator

HUC-JIR/Los Angeles

Louchheim School of Judaic Studies, Los Angeles
Academic Field: 
Language and Literature; Jewish Education
Research Interests: 
Hebrew language; Applied linguistics

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Professor Arieli-Chai, a native Israeli, is the coordinator of Hebrew Studies at HUC-JIR's Skirball Campus in Los Angeles and the Louchhhiem School of Jewish Studies at USC.

She specializes in language acquisition and language proficiency at different levels using authentic material for teaching modern Hebrew.  She was trained by ACTFL (American Council on the teaching of foreign Language) as an oral language tester. 

She received her MA in education from American Jewish University. Mrs. Arieli-Chai was trained in Second Language Acquisition through Iwa state university and was coordinator of a Hebrew language department in a Jewish day school. She also coordinated a student exchange program through the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles.

Current and Future Courses
Hebrew level I- beginner course (fundamentals of Hebrew Language)
Hebrew II- continuation of Hebrew 2
Hebrew III – Intermediate Modern Hebrew course with emphasis on Israeli culture and history
Hebrew IV Advanced level Modern Hebrew course with emphasis on Hebrew literature and various genres