Yesh Va’Yesh is an innovative Hebrew programme for the 21st Century, designed to meet the needs of secondary schools in the UK, in particular 11 – 14 year olds. Yesh Va’Yesh is being developed jointly by The Jewish Curriculum Partnership project of PaJeS and the Center for Educational Technology (CET/Matach) in Israel, with the generous support of the Maurice Wohl Charitable Foundation and other funders.
The engaging approach of Yesh Va’Yesh develops students’ ability to communicate in Hebrew and achieve an appropriate level of attainment and linguistic competence in the four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The programme aims to increase student engagement with the Hebrew language, integrating elements of Israeli culture and education.
The Yesh Va’Yesh programme is progressive and on completion will comprise three integrated printed and digital textbooks, with accompanying teacher’s guides, videos, audio materials, digital activities, assessment materials, differentiated worksheets and extra resources for use in class.
PaJeS provides regular training sessions and one-to-one support for teachers of Modern Hebrew in UK secondary schools. This enables teachers to implement the Yesh Va’Yesh programme effectively, and also to keep up to date with new initiatives and approaches to teaching MFL in general. PaJeS has used a number of the UK’s top MFL trainers to deliver bespoke CDP events for Modern Hebrew teachers, including Rachel Hawkes, Greg Horton and Martine Pillette.
For information on opportunities and requirements to train and qualify as a teacher of Modern Hebrew in the UK, please contact the London School of Jewish Studies.