Nitza Krohn, an assistant professor of Hebrew Language, has been at JTS since 1987. Dr. Krohn received an EdD in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Krohn has written extensively on Hebrew language pedagogy and methodology. Her new book, Reading Academic Hebrew: An Advanced Learner's Handbook, published by Brill, articulates the grammatical and semantic knowledge that native Hebrew readers bring to the task of reading complex academic prose.
In addition, Dr. Krohn has been a frequent presenter on topics related to the teaching of Hebrew at the annual meetings of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew. She has also presented at the annual conference of the American Association of Applied Linguistics.
Publications (English and Hebrew)
Reading Academic Hebrew: An Advanced Learner's Handbook (Brill, 2011)
"Teaching Rabbinical Students Hebrew: Findings from a Needs Analysis in the Conservative Movement" Helkat Lashon, 42, 2010–2011
"Does Hebrew (still) matter? Some answers from a Hebrew language needs analysis study," Conservative Judaism, 61 (4), Summer 2010
Review of Routledge Introductory Course in Modern Hebrew (Etzion, 2009), Journal of Higher Hebrew Education, 2010
"The Hebrew language needs of future Conservative rabbis: A needs analysis" Journal of Jewish Education 75, 2009
"Reading (in)comprehension: Diagnosing reading difficulties of advanced learners of Hebrew through the analysis of translation errors" Hed Ha'Ulpan [Journal of Hebrew language acquisition, Ministry of Education, Israel], 90, Fall 2006
Review of Language in Jewish society (Myhill, 2004), TESOL/AL WebJournal, Spring 2006
Review of Hebrew for Level Gimmel (Dahan, 2002), Journal of Higher Hebrew Education, 2003.
Review of the Hebrew software program TriplePlay Plus, Journal of Higher Hebrew Education, 1998
"Teaching Dictionary Use - Why, When and How," Journal of Higher Hebrew Education, 1998
"Corrective Feedback in Written Work" Bulletin of Higher Hebrew Education, 4(2), 1991
"Guidelines for Teaching Advanced Ulpan Students, " Iggeret 19, Department of Education and Culture, World Zionist Organization, New York, 1978
Teachers' Guide for the Essays and Poems volume in the series English for Speakers of Hebrew (co-author), Teaching Materials Unit: Department of English, Tel Aviv University, 1975