Each summer from 2006 – 2008 a group consisting of a Second Language Acquisition (SLA) consultant, a Computer-Assisted Language Learning consultant, and nine specialists in Biblical Hebrew instruction gathered in Ohio for a one-week workshop. During the intervening months they either designed SLA-styled Hebrew materials or tested those materials in actual Biblical Hebrew classrooms.
A report of the Cohelet Project was delivered to the annual meeting of the National Association of Professors in November, 2008 (Boston). Results of the project were published in an article entitled, “Can Communicative Principles Enhance Classical Language Acquisition?” Foreign Language Annals 44:3 (Fall 2011), pp. 583-93, co-authored by Paul Overland, Lee Fields, and Jennifer Noonan.
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