In middle school, the NETA curriculum is designed to give students a basic knowledge in all Hebrew language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing). Students will be able to clearly read, listen to and interpret messages in Ivrit from multiple sources such as poems, songs, articles, interviews, stories, short movie clips, midrashim, agadot and Tanach. Students will be able to synthesize and evaluate these sources in creating and forming new ideas, solutions and theories. Special emphasis will be placed on listening and speaking activities. Students will listen to stories and conversations on CDs, will have to answer questions, summarize and even re-enact them in class, based on listening alone.
Middle school students shift to the NETA curriculum. Students will be able to converse about everyday topics: city and neighborhood, home, family, hobbies and collections, leisure activities, classmates, school work, health and doctor’s visits, clothing, mood, daily schedule, placing an order in a restaurant, eliciting information about public transportation, and shopping in a variety of stores.
Students will be able to converse and write about topics including communication in the modern world, attitudes towards animals, relationships between people and animals, friendship and responsibilities towards friends, clothing and fashion, youth movements and volunteer activities, art by Jewish and Israeli artists, and visions of the future, both personal and communal.
Students will interview and be interviewed, will be able to read and write non-fiction texts related to shape, color, Jewish signs and symbols, and short scientific articles.
Students will understand and be able to use the following:
Conjugate the preposition shel (of) and use it correctly, fluently, and naturally orally and in writing;
Identify adjective and verb patterns related to shape and color and find adjective and verb definitions in the dictionary;
Use nominal clauses (subject + nominal predicate) correctly, fluently, and naturally in all three tenses;
Use the temporal words kodem (before or first) and achar kach (later or afterwards) correctly, fluently, and naturally;
Use the consequence word lachen (therefore) correctly, fluently, and naturally.
Students in middle school are divided into flexible groups as per their skill level for Ivrit. The curriculum ranges from Alpha NETA through NETA books 2-4.
For more details on the content and skills taught within each level, please refer to this document: