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.
Spring Semester pre-registration
Modern Standard Arabic Fall
Fluency in Arabic
MA in Near Eastern Languages
One-Year Program in Near Eastern Languages
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)
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)
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.