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Language Course

Ancient Greek Fall 2021

Overview

At Polis, we teach at the same time Attic and Koine Greek. The teacher communicates in high Koine Greek which includes almost all Attic features and, when necessary, teaches the difference between the two dialects. Ninety per cent of all Greek texts of Antiquity were written in Koine Greek. These texts range from philosophy and medicine to poetry and novels, it is the original language of the New Testament, the Septuagint and many ancient Jewish and Christian texts. As many of today’s physical and social sciences originated with Ancient Greeks, knowledge of this language is the key to understanding the birth of Western culture.

All courses are taught using The Polis Method which immerses students in the target language from the very first class which allows learning in a more natural way. The Polis Method focuses on total immersion and speech fluency and we believe helps students acquire the language quicker than the traditional grammar translation method.

The course at Polis is intended to familiarize students with the language through natural learning methods. From the first day, all lessons are conducted in Ancient Greek using techniques based on the way children acquire their mother tongue, allowing the students to develop a keen intuition in understanding and speaking the language. The course is designed to provide speaking skills that, with practice, will allow the student to store new information in long-term memory, reading skills that will allow the student to approach original texts without reliance on translations and written exercises which will enable students to perfect their mastery of this ancient and beautiful language.

Enrollment

Open

Program Dates

Oct 12, 2020 – Feb 8, 2022

Program Length

4 Months

Location

Jerusalem

Courses

Level I

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

October 12, 2021 – February 8, 2022

Schedule

Monday/Wednesday 15:45-17:15

Tuition

ILS 2,175

More Information

Over the course of Greek I, students will be gain a deep understanding of some basic morphology of Greek and 1000 words, with the goal of being able to hold a basic conversation in Koine Greek as well as to read and understand very simple narrative texts without translating using The Polis Method. The students will complete a series of written/oral exams that will make up their final grade.

Level III

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

October 12, 2021 – February 8, 2022

Schedule

Monday/Wednesday 14:00-15:30

Tuition

ILS 2,175

More Information

Students will reach independence in Ancient Greek speech. This course, in combination with Greek IV, aims at consolidating acquired conversation skills through further immersion, and at introducing the students to simple narrative registers. The students should reach automaticity in basic communication and learn how to tell a simple story in the past tense (aorist). Students should be enabled to access simple narrative passages of authentic texts directly, i.e. without translating them. The students’ final grade will be determined by formal examinations that will consider oral and written skills.

Registration is based on a placement test or completion of level II.

Level V

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

October 12, 2021 – February 8, 2022

Schedule

Monday/Wednesday 14:00-15:30

Tuition

ILS 2,175

More Information

In order to participate in this course students must have completed Greek IV as well as of one of the Greek Reading courses. No student will be admitted in Greek V without a serious active command of the most common 1,500 words of ancient Greek language. Students will gain fluency reading in Koine Greek. Students will learn the assimilation of the last elements of the morphology of the language (Future, Imperfect). They will gain the ability to understand directly, without translating them, more Koine Greek texts (most texts of the Septuagint) as well las learn the development of thematic vocabulary. The course is made up of three quizzes and a final exam.

Registration is based on a placement test or completion of level IV.

Level VII

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

October 12, 2021 – February 8, 2022

Schedule

Monday/Wednesday 15:45-17:15

Tuition

ILS 2,175

More Information

Registration is based on a placement test or completion of level VI.

Greek Lunch I

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Dates

October 12, 2021 – February 8, 2022

Schedule

Monday/Wednesday 13:00-13:45

Tuition

ILS 1,875

Greek Lunch III

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Dates

October 12, 2020 – February 8, 2021

Schedule

Tuesday/Thursday: Jerusalem: 13:00-13:45

Tuition

ILS 1,875

Ancient Greek Readings: Attic Greek Prose

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

October 12, 2021 – February 8, 2022

Schedule

Tuesday/Thursday 17:45-19:15

Tuition

ILS 2,175

Ancient Greek Readings: Koine Greek Prose

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

October 12, 2021 – February 8, 2022

Schedule

Monday/Wednesday 11:15-12:45

Tuition

ILS 2,175

How to Apply
Fees

Admissions

Fees

Registration Fee

ILS 350

Students who have been accepted to a program will be asked to confirm their attendance by paying the registration fee which is part of the total tuition fee for the academic year when they begin their studies.

Early Registration Discount

ILS 200

Discount is available for students who register and pay in full by September 29, 2021.

Tuition Fee
Level ILevel IIILevel VLevel VIIGreek Lunch IGreek Lunch IIIAncient Greek Readings: Attic Greek ProseAncient Greek Readings: Koine Greek Prose
ILS 2175ILS 2175ILS 2175ILS 2175ILS 1875ILS 1875ILS 2175ILS 2175