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Language Course

Modern Standard Arabic Fall

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 12 – Feb 8, 2020

Program Length

4 Months

Tuition

ILS 2,850

Location

Jerusalem, (US Time)

Courses

Modern Standard Arabic 1

Total Hours

100 Academic Hours

Dates

October 12, 2020 – February 8, 2020

Schedule

Jerusalem: Monday/Wednesday 14:00-16:45 (GMT +3), EUOnline Group 13:00-15:45 (GMT +2) , US Online Group 11:00-13:45 (GMT -4)

Tuition

ILS 2,850

More Information

There will be three groups: Jerusalem, US Online and EU Online.

Modern Standard Arabic 3

Total Hours

100 Academic Hours

Dates

October 12, 2020 – February 8, 2020

Schedule

Jerusalem: Tuesday/Thursday 14:00-16:45 (GMT -3), EU Online Group 13:00-15:45 (GMT +2), US Online Group 11:00-13:45 (GMT-4)

Tuition

ILS 2,850 / Semester

More Information

There will be three groups: Jerusalem, US Online and EU Online.

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

How to Apply
Fees

Admissions

Fees

Tuition Fee

ILS 2,850