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Language Course

Modern Standard Arabic Fall 2022 - ערבית ספרותית מודרנית

Overview

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.

Enrollment

Open

Program Dates

Oct 19, 2022 – Feb 15, 2023

Program Length

4 Months

Location

Jerusalem

Courses

Modern Standard Arabic 1

Total Hours

100 Academic Hours

Schedule

Monday/Wednesday 14:50-17:35

Tuition

ILS 3,100

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

Schedule

Tuesday/Thursday 15:00-17:00

Tuition

ILS 2,975

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
Fees

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
Modern Standard Arabic 1 Modern Standard Arabic 3
ILS 3100ILS 2975