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Language Course

Modern Standard Arabic

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).

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

Closed

Program Dates

Feb 27 – Jun 30, 2020

Program Length

4 Months

Location

Jerusalem

Courses

Level 2

Total Hours

100 Academic Hours

Schedule

Mondays & Wednesdays: 14:00-16:45

Tuition

ILS 2,850 / Semester

Level 4

Total Hours

100 Academic Hours

Schedule

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 14:00-16:45

Tuition

ILS 2,850 / Semester

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 February 10, 2020.

Tuition Fee
Level 2Level 4
ILS 2,850 / semesterILS 2,850 / semester