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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 Summer 2024

Intensive

Enrollment

Open

Dates

Jul 8 – Aug 2, 2024

Length

4 Weeks

Monday - Friday 9:00 - 13:15
Aleph, Aleph+, Beth+
100 Ac. Hours

Modern Hebrew Spring 2024 - دورات اللغة العبرية

Enrollment

Open

Dates

Feb 20 – Jun 27, 2024

Length

4 Months

Aleph, Aleph+, Beth (the evening group is _HYBRID_), Beth+ _HYBRID_, Gimel+, Hey, Modern Hebrew Reading Club pt.2 , Lunches I (Oral Proficiency in Modern Hebrew), Lunches II (Oral Proficiency in Modern Hebrew)
100 Ac. Hours

Theoretical courses - Spring 2024

Enrollment

Open

Start Date

Feb 20 – Jun 27, 2024

Online

Modern Hebrew Spring 2024 - ONLINE - دورات اللغة العبرية اونلاين

Enrollment

Open

Dates

Feb 20 – Jun 27, 2024

Length

4 Months

Aleph, Beth _HYBRID_, Beth+ _HYBRID_
100 Ac. Hours

Theoretical courses - ONLINE - Spring 2024

Enrollment

Open

Start Date

Feb 20 – Jun 27, 2024

Jerusalem

Fluency in Hebrew

Enrollment

Open

Start Date

Aug 28, 2024

Length

2 Years

ILS 28 / Year

Near Eastern Languages - Third-Party Accredited MA

Enrollment

Open

Start Date

Aug 28, 2024

Length

2 Years

ILS 28 / Year
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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!

News & Articles

Courses

Introduction to Hebrew Literature

Issues in Semitic Languages

Modern Hebrew

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

Semitic Palaeography

Speech in Modern Hebrew