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Language Course

Ancient Greek

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

Feb 16 – Jun 17, 2021

Program Length

4 Months

Location

Jerusalem, (US Time)

Courses

Level I

Online

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Online: Tuesday/Thursday 16:30-18:30 (GMT+2), US Time 9:30-11:30 (GMT-5)

Tuition

ILS 2,150

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.

There will only be an online group.

Level II

In-person
Online

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Jerusalem: Monday/Wednesday 15:45-17:15 (GMT +3)

Tuition

ILS 2,150

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Online: Monday/Wednesday 14:45-16:15 (GMT+2), US Time 7:45-9:15 (GMT-5)

Tuition

ILS 2,150

More Information

There will be one group in Jerusalem and one group online

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

Level IV

In-Person (Group 1)
In-Person (Group 2)
Online

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Jerusalem: Monday/Wednesday 15:45-17:15 (GMT +3)

Tuition

ILS 2,150

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Jerusalem: Monday/Wednesday 14:00-15:30 (GMT +3)

Tuition

ILS 2,150

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Online: Monday/Wednesday 14:45-16:15 (GMT+2), US Time 7:45-9:15 (GMT-5)

Tuition

ILS 2,150

More Information

There will be two groups in Jerusalem and one group online

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

Level VI

In-Person
Online

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Jerusalem: Monday/Wednesday 15:45-17:15 (GMT +3)

Tuition

ILS 2,150

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Online: Monday/Wednesday 14:45-16:15 (GMT+2), US Time 7:45-9:15 (GMT-5)

Tuition

ILS 2,250

More Information

There will be one group in Jerusalem and one group online

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

Greek Lunch II/IV

In-Person

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Jerusalem: Monday-Thursday 13:00-13:45 (GMT+3)

Tuition

ILS 1,850

More Information

There will only be a group in Jerusalem.

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

Readings IIa

In-person
Online

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – April 20, 2021

Schedule

Jerusalem: Tuesday/Thursday 17:45-19:15 (GMT +3)

Tuition

ILS 1,850

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – April 20, 2021

Schedule

Online: Tuesday/Thursday 16:45-18:15 (GMT+2), US Time Tuesday/Thursday 9:45-11:15 (GMT-5)

Tuition

ILS 1,850

More Information

There will be one group in Jerusalem and one group onlin

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

Readings IIb

In-Person
Online

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Dates

April 22, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Jerusalem: Tuesday/Thursday 17:45-19:15 (GMT +3)

Tuition

ILS 1,850

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Dates

April 22, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Online: Tuesday/Thursday 16:45-18:15 (GMT+2), US Time Tuesday/Thursday 9:45-11:15 (GMT-5)

Tuition

ILS 1,850

More Information

There will be one group in Jerusalem and one group online

Readings IVa

In-Person
Online

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – April 20, 2021

Schedule

Jerusalem: Tuesday/Thursday 11:15-12:45 (GMT +3)

Tuition

ILS 1,850

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – April 20, 2021

Schedule

Online: Tuesday/Thursday 10:15-11:45 (GMT+2)

Tuition

ILS 1,850

More Information

There will be one group in Jerusalem and one group online

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

Readings IVb

In-Person
Online

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Dates

April 22, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Jerusalem: Tuesday/Thursday 11:15-12:45 (GMT +3)

Tuition

ILS 1,850

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Dates

April 22, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Online: Tuesday/Thursday 10:15-11:45 (GMT+2)

Tuition

ILS 1,850

More Information

There will be one group in Jerusalem and one group online

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 February 3, 2021.

Tuition Fee
Level I
Online
Level II
In-person
Level II
Online
Level IV
In-Person (Group 1)
Level IV
In-Person (Group 2)
Level IV
Online
Level VI
In-Person
Level VI
Online
Greek Lunch II/IV
In-Person
Readings IIa
In-person
Readings IIa
Online
Readings IIb
In-Person
Readings IIb
Online
Readings IVa
In-Person
Readings IVa
Online
Readings IVb
In-Person
Readings IVb
Online
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