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Modern Hebrew

Overview

Modern Hebrew is one of the two official languages of the State of Israel, used as first language by the majority of its citizens. It is spoken by around 9 million people worldwide, most of whom live in Israel. The roots of the Hebrew language are traced back to the first millennium B.C. which makes it one of the most ancient languages still spoken in the world today. Based on its classical sources (biblical, rabbinical & medieval) Hebrew was revived as a spoken language at the turn of the 20th century by a joint effort of intellectuals, teachers and educators, the most renowned of whom was Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, to become what is today Modern (or Israeli) Hebrew, the modern form of the ancient language.

Programs

Language Courses
Academic Programs

Jerusalem

Modern Hebrew Preregister

Enrollment

Open

Dates

Oct 12, 2020 – Feb 8, 2021

Length

4 Months

Aleph, Aleph+, Beth, Beth+, Gimmel, Gimmel+

Modern Hebrew

Spring

Enrollment

Closed

Dates

Feb 27 – Jun 30, 2020

Length

4 Months

Level Aleph, Level Aleph+, Level Beth, Level Beth+, Level Gimel, Level Gimel+

Online

Modern Hebrew September

Intensive

Enrollment

Open

Dates

Sep 8 – Oct 8, 2020

Length

4 Weeks

Aleph, Aleph+, Beth, Beth+, Gimmel, Gimmel+
100 Ac. Hours
ILS 2,850

Jerusalem

MA in Near Eastern Languages

Enrollment

Open

Start Date

Sep 1, 2020

Length

2 Years

ILS 26,000 / Year

One-Year Program in Near Eastern Languages

Enrollment

Open

Start Date

Sep 1, 2020

Length

1 Year

ILS 26,000
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Meet the Students

Alexia

After completing my Master of Laws in The Netherlands, I decided to devote two years of my life to a long-thought-out project: studying Near Eastern Languages. The Polis immersive method provides me with linguistic tools and communication skills that are essential to improve my study of Arabic and Modern Hebrew.

MA in Near Eastern Languages (’21)

Avit Gracia-Garcia

London, UK

Having a lifelong experience teaching Latin with a communicative approach, I have found only at Polis the chance to learn Coptic, Hebrew, and Arabic taught also in the target language. It was very exciting to study there!

Courses

Introduction to Hebrew Literature

Issues in Semitic Languages

Modern Hebrew (Aleph, Aleph+, Beth, Beth+, Gimel, Gimel+)

Semitic Palaeography

Speech in Modern Hebrew