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Overview

We have yet to finalize all the details surrounding this course. Students are currently able to pre-register and will be updated when the registration process opens. Details are subject to change.

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).

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, 2020 – Feb 8, 2021

Program Length

4 Months

Location

Jerusalem, (US Time)

Courses

Modern Standard Arabic 1

Schedule

TBD

Modern Standard Arabic 2

Schedule

TBD

Modern Standard Arabic 3

Schedule

TBD

Modern Standard Arabic 4

Schedule

TBD

How to Apply
Fees

Admissions

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Fees

Tuition Fee
Modern Standard Arabic 1Modern Standard Arabic 2Modern Standard Arabic 3Modern Standard Arabic 4