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Modern Standard Arabic

Overview

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.

Programs

Language Courses
Academic Programs

Jerusalem

Spring Semester pre-registration

Enrollment

Open

Dates

Feb 17 – May 31, 2021

Length

4 Months

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Modern Standard Arabic Fall

Enrollment

Open

Dates

Oct 12 – Feb 8, 2020

Length

4 Months

Modern Standard Arabic 1 , Modern Standard Arabic 3
100 Ac. Hours
ILS 2,850

Theoretical Courses

Enrollment

Open

Dates

Oct 12, 2020 – Feb 21, 2021

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Jerusalem

Theoretical Courses

Enrollment

Open

Dates

Oct 12, 2020 – Feb 21, 2021

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Fluency in Arabic

Enrollment

Open

Start Date

Sep 1, 2020

Length

2 Years

ILS 26,000 / Year

MA in Near Eastern Languages

Enrollment

Closed

Start Date

Sep 1, 2020

Length

2 Years

ILS 26,000 / Year

One-Year Program in Near Eastern Languages

Enrollment

Closed

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)

Sarah Pinson

France

After I completed my B.A. in Hebrew and Arabic 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)

Rachel Prusak

USA

I have always wanted to learn another language and upon completion of my MA I decided Professional Fluency in Arabic would complement my degree well. I came to Polis seeking Spoken Arabic courses, and shortly after I arrived, Polis launched its Arabic Fluency Program. A bulk of the required courses are MSA courses. It was difficult to take both, but I see the necessity and value in knowledge of MSA. MSA is a universal form of Arabic so one is not limited by dialects. It gives me the opportunity to communicate with more people, and understand news broadcasts and newspapers. Not only is it valuable for its universal function but is helpful in learning the structure and roots in Spoken Arabic.

Fluency in Arabic Certificate (’21)

The Faculty

Courses

Applied Philology Seminar 1: Arabic Folklore & Popular Stories

Applied Philology Seminar 2: Arabic in Media

Arabic Philosophy

Introduction to Arabic Literature

Islamic Modernity in Modern and Contemporary Arab Thought

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