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Language Course

Classical Syriac Fall 2022

Overview

Classical Syriac is an Aramaic dialect that originated from the ancient city of Edessa (present-day Urfa in southeast Turkey) in the 1st century AD. In the course of the 1st millennium,  Classical Syriac became a major literary language of the Near East and the common language of the historically Aramaic-speaking churches where it is still used today as the language of liturgy and prayer. Boasting a wealth of original texts encompassing theology, literature and the sciences, Classical Syriac spread during its heyday to Christian communities in places as remote as China and South India, before its decline in the 13th century. A vast linguistic corpus and intellectual treasure trove, Classical Syriac is an indispensable tool for the study of Near Eastern history in general and Near Eastern Christianity in particular, and holds the key to accessing other, less well-documented and accessible variants of Aramaic.  

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.

Enrollment

Open

Program Dates

Oct 19, 2022 – Feb 15, 2023

Program Length

4 Months

Location

Jerusalem

Courses

Classical Syriac I

Total Hours

50 Academic Hours

Schedule

Thursday 17:45 - 20:30

Tuition

ILS 1,950 / Semester

More Information

Please note: the course Syllabus is available at the end of the page.

How to Apply
Fees
Syllabus

Admissions

Fees

Registration Fee

ILS 400

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 October 5, 2022.The early registration discount applies only to courses that cost more than 1300 shekels.

Tuition Fee
Classical Syriac I
ILS 1950 / semester