Biblical Hebrew instruction : a programme benefitting from second-language learning and computer-assisted language learning
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The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how, considering recent developments in linguistics and second-language instruction, computerassisted language learning (CALL) may contribute towards more effective instruction of Biblical Hebrew (=BH). Adopting a holistic approach to the instruction of BH is regarded as the best justifiable way to optimise the utilisation of advances in these fields of study for the instruction of this language. Against this background the language model, the instructional design and implementation strategy for a programme that may enhance the instruction and learning of BH is described. This programme is intended for full-time residential students, but it also tries to provide an opportunity for other highly motivated learners to acquire a basic knowledge of BH with the minimum involvement of a human tutor.