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Language Course

Modern Hebrew Summer 2021

Overview

Modern Hebrew is one of the two official languages of Israel, used as the first language by the majority of its citizens. It is spoken by around 9 million people worldwide, most of whom live in Israel. The roots of the Hebrew language are traced back to the first millennium B.C. which makes it one of the most ancient languages still spoken in the world today! Based on its classical sources (biblical, rabbinical & medieval) Hebrew was revived as a spoken language at the turn of the 20th century by a joint effort of intellectuals, teachers, and educators, the most renowned of whom was Eliezer Ben-Yehuda to become what is today Modern (or Israeli) Hebrew, the modern form of the ancient language.

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

Closed

Program Dates

Jul 5 – 30, 2021

Program Length

4 Weeks

Location

Jerusalem

Courses

Aleph

Total Hours

100 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Schedule

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 13:15

Tuition

ILS 2,850

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 880

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In the introduction to Modern Hebrew (including the alphabet), students will learn the language in all its aspects (morphology, syntax, vocabulary), on a basic beginner’s level. The students will immerse in the language from the very first moment, practicing all four major linguistic skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing using The Polis Method. The final grade will be determined by homework, quizzes, and exams.

Aleph+

Total Hours

100 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Schedule

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 13:15

Tuition

ILS 2,850

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 880

More Information

Students will be further immersed in Modern Hebrew using The Polis Method. Students will acquire new vocabulary as they improve their ability to speak, read and write by acquiring more linguistic tools. The final grade will be determined by homework, quizzes, and exams.

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

Beth

Total Hours

100 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Schedule

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 13:15

Tuition

ILS 2,850

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 880

More Information

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

Beth+

Total Hours

100 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Schedule

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 13:15

Tuition

ILS 2,850

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 880

More Information

Using The Polis Method, the students will improve their ability to speak, read and write by acquiring more linguistic tools and enriching their vocabulary in particular fields (e.g. economy, intelligence, relations, ancient Israel, etc.). Students will expand their knowledge of conjugations of prepositions, possessive suffixes, new verb groups, and more. The topics and texts to be read and discussed in class will gradually become more demanding so that by the end of the course the students will be ready to proceed to level Gimel and will match its requirements. The final grade will be comprised of a final exam, quizzes, and homework through the course, as well as a class presentation and oral exam.

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

Gimel

Total Hours

100 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Schedule

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 13:15

Tuition

ILS 2,850

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 880

More Information

The students will significantly improve their ability to speak, read and write by acquiring more linguistic tools and enriching their vocabulary in particular fields. The level of language used in class (in all its aspects) being significantly higher than in previous levels, students are expected to invest a lot in the course and regularly do homework. The students will complete quizzes, exams, written assignments, and a presentation during the duration of the course.

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

Gimel+

Total Hours

100 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Schedule

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 13:15

Tuition

ILS 2,850

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 880

More Information

Through full immersion, the students will significantly improve their ability to speak, read and write by acquiring more linguistic tools and enriching their vocabulary in particular fields using The Polis Method. The level of language used in class (in all its aspects) being significantly higher than in previous levels, students are expected to invest a lot in the course and regularly do homework. The students will complete quizzes, exams, written assignments, and a presentation during the duration of the course.

There will be one group in Jerusalem

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

Dalet

Total Hours

100 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 30, 2021

Schedule

Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 13:15

Tuition

ILS 2,850

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 880

More Information

Through full immersion, the students will significantly improve their ability to speak, read and write by acquiring more linguistic tools and enriching their vocabulary in particular fields using The Polis Method. The level of language used in class (in all its aspects) being significantly higher than in previous levels, students are expected to invest a lot in the course and regularly do homework. The students will complete quizzes, exams, written assignments, and a presentation during the duration of the course.

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

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 June 23, 2021.

Tuition Fee

ILS 2850