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Language Course

Ancient Greek

Overview

Ninety per cent of all Greek texts of Antiquity have been written in Koine Greek. This dialect is the language of a vast array of classical texts ranging from the fields of philosophy and medicine to poetry and novels, and it is the original language of the New Testament, that of the Septuagint and of many ancient Jewish and Christian texts. As many of today’s physical and social sciences originated with ancient Greeks and their fascinating treatises on a myriad of topics, knowledge of this language is the key to understanding the birth of Western culture.

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 in which 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 physical practice, will allow the student to connect with the language and store new information in long-term memory, and reading skills that will allow the student to approach original texts without the reliance on or reference to translations. Finally, the written exercises will enable students to perfect their mastery of this ancient but lively and beautiful language.

The Polis Method was developed using the latest insights on language acquisition. The textbook was written especially for this method and employs such techniques as Total Physical Response and Story Telling. The method is interactive and invites the students to constantly improve in their fluency in the language.

The experience of students in the program have proven the success of the method and its promise for the future of classical education.

Enrollment

Closed

Program Dates

Feb 27 – Jun 30, 2020

Program Length

4 Months

Location

Jerusalem

Program Term

Courses

Level II

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays: 15:45-17:15

Tuition

ILS 2,050

Level IV

Group 1
Group 2

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays: 15:45-17:15

Tuition

ILS 2,050

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays: 14:00-15:30

Tuition

ILS 2,050

Level VI

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays: 15:45-17:15

Tuition

ILS 2,050

Level VIII

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays: 14:00-15:30

Tuition

ILS 2,050

Readings II

Group A
Group B

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays (February - April) : 17:45-19:15

Tuition

ILS 1,750

Epictetus' Manual | Greek-Latin book project

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Schedule

Mondays and Wednesdays (May - June): 17:45-19:15

Tuition

ILS 1,750

Euripides' Alcestis

Readings IV

Group A
Group B

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Schedule

Tuesdays and Thursdays (February - April): 17:45-19:15

Tuition

ILS 1,750

A dialogue by Plato (TBD)

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Schedule

Tuesdays and Thursdays (May - June): 17:45-19:15

Tuition

ILS 1,750

Letter of Aristeas

Lunch II/IV

Total Hours

30 Academic Hours

Schedule

Monday-Thursday: 13:00-13:45

Tuition

ILS 1,750

How to Apply
Fees

Admissions

To be admitted, please follow the application procedure.

  • Fill out an application form
    Online, by email, or in person.
  • Pay the registration fee upon being accepted.
    This fee is part of the total tuition fee, paid to reserve a seat in the course.

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 10, 2020.

Tuition Fee
Level IILevel IV
Group 1
Level IV
Group 2
Level VILevel VIIIReadings II
Group A
Readings II
Group B
Readings IV
Group A
Readings IV
Group B
Lunch II/IV
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