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Modern Standard Arabic


Modern Standard Arabic is derived from the Classical Arabic, and now remains the official, written and formal spoken Arabic language that is taught in schools, universities, and used by the media.


Applied Philology Seminar 1: Arabic Folklore & Popular Stories

Applied Philology Seminar 2: Arabic in Media

Arabic Philosophy

Introduction to Arabic Literature

Issues in Semitic Languages

Modern Standard Arabic 1

Modern Standard Arabic 2

Modern Standard Arabic 3

Modern Standard Arabic 4

Semitic Palaeography

Speech in Arabic

Speech in Arabic

Meet the Students


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)

Sarah Pinson


After my B.A. in Hebrew and Arabic completed in Paris, I decided to pursue my studies at Polis because it is this only place where I could study both languages at the same time, in the city of Jerusalem where students from the entire world meet.

MA in Near Eastern Languages (’20)

The Faculty