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Methodology

Certificate in Second Language Teaching Methodology

Overview

The Certificate in Second Language Teaching Methodology is a one-year program intended for language teachers who want to improve their teaching methodology or adapt it to immersive methods in any of the languages we offer at The Polis Institute. The goal is getting the necessary theoretical basis in Second Language Acquisition and methodological aspects and applying The Polis Method to their main language.

Enrollment

Open

Program Dates

Oct 11, 2023 – Jun 24, 2024

Program Length

1 Year

Location

Jerusalem

Courses

Mandatory Courses

Language CoursesECTS
Main Language
Secondary Language

The distribution of the academic hours in the main and secondary language will depend on the knowledge of the Main Language. No previous knowledge is necessary for the secondary language. This applies to languages offered at Polis Institute or DiaLogo Academy.

Theoretical & Practical CoursesECTS
Issues in Teaching Languages1.5
Workshops3.0
Assistant Teaching4.0
Applied Philology Seminar: class observation1.5
Seminar Paper1.0

Mandatory Languages

200.0

Mandatory Courses

200.0

Elective Courses

200.0

Total

600.0

Elective Courses

Students should choose up to 200 academic hours, including additional language courses. Any extra courses over 200 academic hours may be subject to a fee

Language CoursesECTS
Additional language courses20.0
Theoretical & Practical CoursesECTS
Lexicon, Code, and Interaction2.0
Syntax of Natural Languages2.0
Rabbinic and Early Christian Literature1.5
Ancient Greek Readings24.0
Greek Lunch (Symposium)12.0
Arabic Philosophy1.5
Seven Seals4.0
Biblical Hebrew Readings3.0
Greek Philology1.5
Issues in Semitic Languages1.5
Introduction to Arabic Philology1.5
Speech in Ancient or Modern Language2.0
Selected Near Eastern Language2.0
The Human Person - Part I: Historical Overview // Part II: Manifestations of the Human Being4.0
Derivational Morphology2.0
Historical Geography III2.0
Historical Geography IV2.0
Applied Philology Seminar 1: Practicum1.0
Applied Philology Seminar 3-6: Practicum10.0
The Genre of Parables in Gospels and Early Jewish Texts1.5
The Notion of God According to the Tanakh, Christian Bible and Qur'an1.0
Entry Requirements
How to Apply
Scholarships
Fees

Entry Requirements

  • Being native speaker of fully fluent in one of the languages available (which would be the Main Language). Alternatively, hold a BA in the chosen Main Language and take a placement test. The candidate must qualify into high levels
  • Having experience in Teaching Languages. Candidates holding a BA in Education will also be taken into consideration

Admissions

Please prepare the following documents in order to apply. Application can be submitted online or by mail.

  • A filled application form
  • A letter of motivation
  • Two academic letters of recommendation
    Letters of recommendation must be sent directly by each reference (both through email or post).
  • A copy of your B.A. diploma or equivalent with description of courses and grades
    Transcripts must be sent directly from each university
  • An official copy of your B.A. transcript and other relevant transcripts
  • CV or résumé
  • A copy of the main page of your passport, with Israeli stamps if applicable
  • Two passport photographs
  • Application Fee of 600 NIS

All documents must be submitted as PDF. Files should include the candidate’s family name followed by the item name (ex: Rodriguez passport copy). Documents can be sent individually.

Applications are examined by the Academic Board, which decides on the admission in the weeks following the submission of the full application.

Scholarships

Callimachus

Full tuition | One Academic Year | 15 hrs/wk of volunteer work

Callimachus is a full tuition scholarship discount for one academic year. The recipient of this scholarship will be required to fulfill 15 hours of volunteer work per week during the academic year.

The recipient will maintain the Polis Academic Library collection and catalogue, as well as supervise fellow student
volunteers in the various tasks necessary for the successful operation of the library.

Prerequisites: Applicants should be registered students at Polis. Candidates should also have previous library experience and at least a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in one of the fields of Humanities.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Deadline: March 15, 2023

Hierosolyma

13 000 NIS | One Academic Year | 10 hrs/wk of volunteer work

Hierosolyma is a 13,000 NIS scholarship in the form of a tuition discount for one academic year. Students who receive this grant will be required to fulfill 10 hours of volunteer work per week during the academic year.

Prerequisites: All applicants should be students of the MA, One Year, or Fluency program at Polis or have begun the application process for the program. All applicants will be required to submit a writing sample once the application form and other documents have been submitted.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Deadline: March 15, 2023

Origen

6 000 NIS | One Academic Year | 7 hrs/wk of volunteer work

Origen is a 6,000 NIS scholarship in the form of a tuition discount for one academic year. Students who receive this grant will be required to fulfill 7 hours of volunteer work per week during the academic year.

Prerequisites: All applicants should be students of the MA, One Year, or Fluency program at Polis or have begun the application process for the program. All applicants will be required to submit a writing sample once the application form and other documents have been submitted.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Deadline: March 15, 2023

Plato

19 500 NIS | One Academic Year | 12 hrs/wk of volunteer work

Plato is a 19,500 NIS scholarship in the form of a tuition discount for one academic year. Students who receive this grant will be required to fulfill 12 hours of volunteer work per week during the academic year.

Prerequisites: All applicants should be students of the MA, One Year, or Fluency program at Polis or have begun the application process for the program. All applicants will be required to submit a writing sample once the application form and other documents have been submitted.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Deadline: March 15, 2023

Virgilius

Full tuition | One Academic Year | 20 hrs/wk of volunteer work

Virgilius is a full tuition scholarship discount for one academic year. Students who receive this grant will be required to fulfill 20 hours of volunteer work per week during the academic year.

Prerequisites: All applicants should be fluent in Latin and students of the MA, One Year, or Fluency program at Polis or have begun the application process for the program. All applicants will be required to submit a writing sample once the application form and other documents have been submitted.

NB: This grant is subject to the General Requisites of the Grant Fund, which can be found on the application form and upon request from the Administrative Office. These policies are in effect for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Deadline: March 15, 2023

Fees

Application Fee

ILS 600

For processing the application

Registration Fee

ILS 5000

For language courses: To book a seat in the course, the student needs to pay the full tuition or the registration fee.

For academic programs: 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.

Self-Financed Student Discount

ILS 8000

Discount is available for students who are financing their studies from their own resources or loans or their close family.

Early Registration Discount

ILS 2000

Discount is available for students who register and pay in full by June 1, 2023.

Tuition Fee

ILS 28 000 to 38 000 / year