FLUENCY IN ANCIENT GREEK
This program offers undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and academics from any field the possibility of mastering the most important languages of Antiquity. Students will be able to cover all the levels of the language of choice from a total beginner's level to acquire reading, writing, and speaking proficiency, with the option to take additional theoretical and practical courses closely linked to the target language’s cultural milieu.
FIRST YEAR: 2020-2021
Mandatory Language Courses* ECTS
Ancient Greek I+II (intensive)
Ancient Greek III
Ancient Greek IV
Greek Lunches (Symposia) 1
Greek Lunches (Symposia) 2
Greek Readings **
Mandatory Theoretical & Practical Courses ECTS
History of Writing Systems (in A. Greek)
SECOND YEAR: 2021-2022
Mandatory Language Courses ECTS
Ancient Greek V
Ancient Greek VI
Ancient Greek VII
Ancient Greek VIII
Greek Lunches (Symposia) 3
Greek Lunches (Symposia) 4
Greek Readings **
Optative Courses*** ECTS
Patristic Sources (readings)
Translation Theory (in A. Greek)
Biblical Hebrew (I, II)
Biblical Hebrew (III, IV, V)
Biblical Hebrew Readings
Coptic (I, II)
Latin (I, II)
Latin (III, IV)
Historical Geography (I, II, III, IV)
History of the Near East (I, II, III)
Issues in Semitic Languages
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Philology
Phonetics and Phonology
Lexicon, Code, and Interaction
Rabbinic and Early Christian Literature
Syntax of Natural Languages
*Students with no prior knowledge of the target language must start with Level I. Students with prior knowledge must complete a written and oral placement test and receive a grade in order to validate a level. More information about the levels offered here.
**Students should choose from the courses offered. Each course is 3 ECTS.
***Students should choose 3 ECTS from the Optative course lists. Courses in this list can also be chosen as electives.
****Electives can be chosen without extra fees. Elective registrations outside of this amount will be subject to the regular course fee as listed in the Administrative Office. Elective courses are subject to change.
Speech in Ancient Greek
Total required ECTS:
This program entitles the student to receive a Certificate in Ancient Greek Fluency from the Polis Institute
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation Sytem (ECTS)=Credits
1 ECTS=10 Academic Hours (not including Field Trips and Intensive Courses)
Entry Requirements: A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Students are expected to be fluent in English.
To apply for the Fluency Program, fill out the application form and send it to along with the required documents and application fee as listed on the form.
The tuition fees amount to 26,000 NIS per annum. Registration for accepted students is accompanied by a registration fee of 3,000 NIS, which is part of the total tuition fee.
The payment can be made:
1) By bank transfer or credit card (the whole amount is to be transferred before the beginning of the academic year)
2) By cash (the whole amount before the beginning of the year)
3) By three equal checks (deposited before the beginning of the year and dated October, 1, December, 1 and February, 1).