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Modern Standard Arabic Fall 2021 - ערבית ספרותית מודרנית


Arabic is the language of 22 Member States of UNESCO, a language with more than 422 million speakers in the Arab world (World Arabic Language Day, UNESCO, 18th December, 2012).

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.

What is Arabic?

The Arabic language can be divided into three varieties:

  • Classical Arabic: considered to be the language of pre-Islamic and Islamic period.
  • Modern Standard Arabic (MSA): derived from the Classical Arabic ,this is the official Arabic language that is taught in schools, universities, used by the media, etc.
  • Spoken Arabic: known also as Dialectal or Colloquial Arabic, constitutes the everyday spoken language with all its regional varieties.

Consequently, Arabic Language exists in a state of diglossia where its two separate registers (written and spoken) are used in different situations in life.

We offer both Spoken Arabic and MSA courses at Polis.

So where to start: MSA or Spoken Arabic?

The answer depends on the academic or practical needs of the student. Starting with MSA, for instance, won't help the student hold a conversation in the street, but will help the student to read texts in formal Arabic.

In fact, most of our students need Arabic for practical daily use, and attend the Spoken Arabic courses.



Program Dates

Oct 12 – Feb 8, 2020

Program Length

4 Months




Modern Standard Arabic 1

Total Hours

100 Academic Hours


October 12, 2021 – February 8, 2022


Monday/Wednesday 14:50-16:35


ILS 2,875

More Information

There will be one group in the afternoon.

Students must know the Arabic script in order to register.

Modern Standard Arabic 3

Total Hours

80 Academic Hours


October 12, 2020 – February 8, 2020


Tuesday/Thursday 14:00-16:45


ILS 2,775

More Information

There will be one group in the afternoon.

Registration is based on a placement test or completion of level 2.

How to Apply



Early Registration Discount

ILS 200

Discount is available for students who register and pay in full by September 29, 2020.

Tuition Fee
Modern Standard Arabic 1 Modern Standard Arabic 3
ILS 2875ILS 2775