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AACC to Offer Hebrew Classes This Fall

Release 12-247 --June 29, 2012

College Expands World Languanges Program

“Elementary Hebrew” (HEB 111) is a three-credit course offered 2-3:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 27-Dec. 16, on the Arnold campus.

Teaching the class is Hanna Yerushalmi, an ordained rabbi with a master’s degree in Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. Yerushalmi has taught similar classes before and plans to use songs and poems initially as a way to help students master the language. She also plans to include the latest slang and expressions she picks up this summer when her family visits Israel. She also plans to stress practice and repetition, which she believes is key to learning any language.

Thomas W. Edison, Ph.D., chair of AACC’s World Languages department, said although the college has been approved to teach Hebrew for some time, no classes have been taught for several years.

“We have a new teacher and are excited to be offering the course,” he said.

Hebrew is just one of many languages taught at AACC. Others include American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. AACC has an interactive language lab that gives students the opportunity to practice hearing and speaking a language on their own.

For information about the class, contact Edison at or 410-777-1955. To register, visit the college website,