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Fluency Program

Fluency in Ancient Greek

Overview

This program offers undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and academics from any field the possibility of mastering the most important languages of Antiquity. Students will be able to cover all the levels of the language of choice from a total beginner's level to acquire reading, writing, and speaking proficiency, with the option to take additional theoretical and practical courses closely linked to the target language’s cultural milieu.

The application form is available online and in printable format. Scholarships are also available for this program.

Enrollment

Open

Start Date

Sep 2, 2020

Program Length

2 Years

Tuition

ILS 26,000 / Year

Location

Jerusalem

Courses

Mandatory Courses

First Year: 2020-2021
Second Year: 2021-2022
Language CoursesECTS
Ancient Greek I + II (Intensive)12.0
Ancient Greek III6.0
Ancient Greek IV6.0
Greek Lunches (Symposia) 13.0
Greek Lunches (Symposia) 23.0
Greek Readings3.0
Greek Readings3.0

Students with no prior knowledge of the target language must start with Level I. Students with prior knowledge must complete a written and oral placement test and receive a grade in order to validate a level.

Theoretical & Practical CoursesECTS
Critical Apparatus1.5
Greek Paleography1.5
Patristic Sources1.0
Patristic Sources (Readings)0.5
Translation Theory (Taught in A. Greek)1.5
Language CoursesECTS
Ancient Greek V6.0
Ancient Greek VI6.0
Ancient Greek VII6.0
Ancient Greek VIII6.0
Greek Lunches (Symposia) 33.0
Greek Lunches (Symposia) 43.0
Greek Readings3.0
Greek Readings3.0

Students with no prior knowledge of the target language must start with Level I. Students with prior knowledge must complete a written and oral placement test and receive a grade in order to validate a level.

Theoretical & Practical CoursesECTS
History of Writing Systems (Taught in A. Greek)1.5
Greek Philology1.5
Speech in Ancient Greek6.0

Elective Courses

Students may register for 60.0 ECTS from the Elective course list below over the two years without additional fees. Elective registrations outside of this amount will be subject to the regular course fee as listed in the Administrative Office. Elective courses are subject to change.

Language CoursesECTS
Biblical Hebrew I10.0
Biblical Hebrew II10.0
Biblical Hebrew III (Intensive)6.0
Biblical Hebrew IV6.0
Biblical Hebrew V6.0
Biblical Hebrew Readings3.0
Bohairic Coptic I3.0
Bohairic Coptic II3.0
Latin I8.0
Latin II8.0
Latin III6.0
Latin IV6.0
Classical Syriac5.0
Theoretical & Practical CoursesECTS
Lexicon, Code, and Interaction2.0
Syntax of Natural Languages2.0
Rabbinic and Early Christian Literature1.5
Seven Seals I (Taught in A. Greek)2.0
Seven Seals II (Taught in A. Greek)2.0
Workshops3.0
Assistant Teaching4.0
The Notion of God According to the Tanakh, Christian Bible and Qur'an1.0
Applied Philology Seminar 1: Practicum1.0
Applied Philology Seminar 2: Practicum1.5
Applied Philology Seminar 3-6: Practicum10.0
Seminar Paper10.0

Mandatory ECTS

86.5

Elective ECTS

60.0

Required ECTS

146.5

Emphasis in Teaching Ancient & Modern Languages

MA graduates and students registered in the second year of the MA or have the equivalent language level according to the Polis method may apply to the Emphasis in Teaching Ancient & Modern Languages, a track that focuses on the particularities of teaching languages in an immersive setting. Students following this track will gain first-hand experience in teaching and the ability to participate in methodological courses and workshops. Registration for the Emphasis track grants an additional 8.5 ECTS free of charge.

Theoretical & Practical CoursesECTS
Assistant Teaching4.0
Issues in Teaching Ancient Languages1.5
Workshops3.0
Entry Requirements
How to Apply
Scholarships
Fees
Disclaimer

Entry Requirements

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Students are expected to be fluent in English.

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 letters of recommendation - at least one should be from an academic reference.
    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
    Passport photos should be sent by post. Candidates who submit their applications after May 1 may submit clear digital passport photos.
  • Application Fee of 500 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

Hierosolyma

50% | One Academic Year | 10 hrs/wk of volunteer work

This scholarship will cover 50% of tuition for one academic year, in the form of a tuition discount. 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 2020-2021 academic year.

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Origen

25% | One Academic Year | 7 hrs/wk of volunteer work

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 2020-2021 academic year.

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Plato

75% | One Academic Year | 12 hrs/wk of volunteer work

This scholarship will cover 75% of tuition for one academic year, in the form of a tuition discount. 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 2020-2021 academic year

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Fees

Application Fee

ILS 500

For processing the application

Registration Fee

ILS 3,000

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.

Tuition Fee

ILS 26,000 / year

Disclaimer

This program entitles the student to receive a Certificate in Ancient Greek Fluency from the Polis Institute.

European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS)=Credits
1 ECTS=10 Academic Hours (not including Field Trips and Intensive Courses)