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Ancient Greek September

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

Sep 8 – Oct 8, 2020

Program Length

4 Weeks

Tuition

ILS 2,850

Location

Online (US Time)

Courses

Level I

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

September 8, 2020 – October 8, 2020

Schedule

Monday-Friday: EU - 8:00-10:30 (GMT+2), US 11:00-13:30 (GMT - 4)

Tuition

ILS 2,850

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.

 

Two separate groups, one in US time and one in EU time.

No classes will take place on Jewish holidays (September 18th, 28th and October 2nd)

Level II

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

September 8, 2020 – October 8, 2020

Schedule

Monday-Friday: EU - 8:00-10:30 (GMT+2), US 11:00-13:30 (GMT - 4)

Tuition

ILS 2,850

More Information

Over the course of Greek II, students will 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. This includes two first noun-declensions, first and second declension adjectives, the system of present tense, active and passive (indicative, imperative, infinitive), the system of the aorist tense, active and middle (imperative, infinitive), pronouns, and Verbs in –ô and –mi, contract verbs in -eô. The students will complete a series of written/oral exams that will make up their final grade.

 

Two separate groups, one in US time and one in EU time.

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

No classes will take place on Jewish holidays (September 18th, 28th and October 2nd).

Levels I + II

Total Hours

115 Academic Hours

Schedule

Monday-Friday: EU 15:00-21:00 (GMT+2), US 9:00-15:00 (GMT- 4)

Tuition

ILS 3,750

More Information

The course aims at enabling the student to find orientation in a Greek classroom. Students will learn how to express communicative needs and talk about the immediate classroom situation. They will be introduced to the fundamentals of the language’s morphology, phonology, and prosody. They will also become familar with the basic concepts of grammar (parts of speech; declension and conjugation; fundamental case functions; mood and aspect), using The Polis Method. The students’ final grade will be determined by formal examinations that will consider oral and written skills.

 

Two separate groups, one in US time and one in EU time.

No classes will take place on Jewish holidays (September 18th, 28th and October 2nd).

Level III

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

September 8, 2020 – October 8, 2020

Schedule

Monday-Friday: EU - 8:00-10:30 (GMT+2), US 11:00-13:30 (GMT - 4)

Tuition

ILS 2,850

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.

 

Two separate groups, one in US time and one in EU time.

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

No classes will take place on Jewish holidays (September 18th, 28th and October 2nd)

Level IV

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

September 8, 2020 – October 8, 2020

Schedule

Monday-Friday: EU - 8:00-10:30 (GMT+2), US 11:00-13:30 (GMT - 4)

Tuition

ILS 2,850

More Information

Students will reach independence in Ancient Greek speech. This course, in combination with Greek III, 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). They 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.

 

Two separate groups, one in US time and one in EU time.

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

No classes will take place on Jewish holidays (September 18th, 28th and October 2nd)

Level V

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

September 8, 2020 – October 8, 2020

Schedule

Monday-Friday: EU - 8:00-10:30 (GMT+2), US 11:00-13:30 (GMT - 4)

Tuition

ILS 2,850

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.

 

Two separate groups, one in US time and one in EU time.

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

No classes will take place on Jewish holidays (September 18th, 28th and October 2nd)

Level VI

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Schedule

Monday-Friday: EU - 8:00-10:30 (GMT+2), US 11:00-13:30 (GMT - 4)

Tuition

ILS 2,850

More Information

Students will gain fluency in reading Ancient Greek using The Polis Method. They will learn assimilation of the final elements of the language morphology (Optative, Perfect, Periphrastic tenses), and the ability to understand directly, without translation, more Koine Greek texts (most texts of the Septuagint), development of thematic vocabulary, and active assimilation of 2,500 words. The course’s final grade will be determined by three quizzes and a final exam on the texts studied during the semester.

 

Two separate groups, one in US time and one in EU time.

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

No classes will take place on Jewish holidays (September 18th, 28th and October 2nd).

How to Apply
Fees

Admissions

Please click below to register for the September Intensive in Ancient Greek.

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 August 26, 2020.

Tuition Fee

ILS 2,850