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Ancient Languages - July 2021

Overview

This summer we will be offering Ancient Greek, Latin, and Biblical Hebrew online.

All classes will be taught through The Polis Method - which you can read more about here - following our Total Immersion and Dynamic Language Development principles.

Language classes will be held  Mondays-Fridays, 9:00 - 13:00 CET time (Biblical Hebrew is from 13:00 - 17:30 CET time). Students will have the ability to advance an entire level - around 80 Academic Hours - in their chosen language over the course of three weeks.

Enrollment

Closed

Program Dates

Jul 5 – 23, 2021

Program Length

3 Weeks

Location

Online

Courses

Biblical Hebrew

Level I

Total Hours

80 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 23, 2021

Schedule

Central European Time: Monday - Friday, 13:00 - 17:30

Tuition

ILS 2,800

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 865

Book: The book will be offered for purchase on Amazon in either electronic or printed versions. The cost of the book will not be covered by the tuition fee ($3 for the electronic version; $6 for the printed version, shipment cost not included).

Prerequisite: Knowledge of the Hebrew alphabet.

Level I does not require fulfillment of the entire program.

Tools for learning Hebrew

Latin

Level I
Level II
Level III

Total Hours

80 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 23, 2021

Schedule

Central European Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00-13:00

Tuition

ILS 2,800

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 865

Requirements: No prior knowledge required

Textbook: Forum: Lectiones Latinitatis Vivae (35€ - not included in the course fee)

Click here to purchase the book

Total Hours

80 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 23, 2021

Schedule

Central European Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00-13:00

Tuition

ILS 2,800

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 865

Requirements: Basic knowledge of Latin grammar

Textbook: Forum: Lectiones Latinitatis Vivae (35€ - not included in the course fee)

Click here to purchase the book

Total Hours

80 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 23, 2021

Schedule

Central European Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00-13:00

Tuition

ILS 2,800

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 865

Requirements: Basic knowledge of Latin grammar

Textbook: Lingua Latina: Familia Romana (not included in the course fee)

More Information

Note on Groups:

In in-person classes, students are divided into groups of no more than 20 students each, online classes have no more than 12 students per class. The groups are not necessarily the same as levels, which depend on the previous knowledge of the students at the beginning of the courses. It could happen that one year all the groups belong to level 1, while another year all of them belong to level 3. Please note that level 3 is dependent on the level of the students enrolled, and so can change from year to year. Students who have already completed level 3 are encouraged to enroll and can be considered for a higher-level certificate.

Museum/site entrance fees are the responsibility of the student.

Ancient Greek

Level I
Level II
Level III
Level IV

Total Hours

80 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 23, 2021

Schedule

Central European Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00-13:00

Tuition

ILS 2,800

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 865

Requirements: Knowledge of the Greek alphabet

Textbook: Polis: Speaking Ancient Greek as a Living Language Level One, Student's Volume (35€ - not included in the fee)

Click here to purchase the book


Course Contents outline

Chapter 1 (Alphabet // Pronunciation // Accentuation // Diphthongs // Breathing marks // Punctuation)

Chapter 2 (Capital letters // Numbers 1-10)

Chapter 3 (Personal pronouns // Verb εἰμί // Subject and predicate // Definite article // Gender // Interrogative pronouns τί/τίς // Profession and nationality // Parts of speech: noun, adjective, verb, adverb)

Chapter 4 (Aorist active imperative types -(σ)ον, -ε, -θι, -ς // Negation of the imperative and indicative // Aorist active infinitive types -(σ)αι, -εῖν, -ναι, and βούλομαι and δύναμαι sentences)

Chapter 5 (Nominative and accusative cases)

Chapter 6 (Present active imperative // Verbs with one (ζητῶ) and two roots (τρέχω) // Present active infinitive types -ειν, -αν // Aorist active infinitive types -σαι, -αι)

Chapter 7 (Classroom vocabulary // Present active participle // Dative case: personal pronouns)

Chapter 8 (Verbs of motion (ἔξελθε, εἴσελθε) // Genitive case: personal pronouns // Complement of the noun // Cases: all cases of the interrogative and third person personal pronouns)

Chapter 9 (Extensive introduction of the book’s characters // Demonstrative pronouns // οὐ/οὐκ rule // Singular genitive case of first and second declension nouns)

Chapter 10 (Further introduction of the book’s characters // All cases and genders of the definite article in the singular // Singular dative case of first and second declension nouns)

Total Hours

80 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 23, 2021

Schedule

Central European Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00-13:00

Tuition

ILS 2,800

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 865

Requirements: active knowledge in the contents of Ancient Greek Level I. A placement test could be required

Textbook: Polis: Speaking Ancient Greek as a Living Language Level One, Student's Volume (35€ - not included in the fee)

Click here to purchase the book


Course Contents outline

Chapter 11 (Nominative and accusative cases in the singular and plural (first and second declension nouns) // Plural genitive case (first and second declension nouns) // Plural dative case (first and second declension nouns)
// Plural definite article)

Chapter 12 (Vocabulary for time, place, number, and manner // Vocabulary for the phases of the day, week, month, and year // Numbers in Greek writing // Declension of numbers)

Chapter 13 (Differences between the first, second, and third declensions in the nominative and genitive cases // First declension nouns types ἡμέρα, γλῶσσα, κεφαλή, μαθητής // Overview of the second declension nouns types λόγος, δῶρον nominative and genitive singular only) // Overview of the third declension nouns types (nominative and genitive singular only) // Feminine adjectives types σκληρά, πᾶσα, ἑλληνική // Phonetic changes (alpha purum et impurum))

Chapter 14 (Present active indicative verbs, types ἀνοίγω; φιλῶ, -εῖς; πλέω; ζῶ // Cause and consequence // Traveling vocabulary)

Chapter 15 (Second declension nouns types λόγος, δῶρον // Adjectives type καλός, καλή, καλόν // Noun-adjective agreement // Vocabulary for colors, qualities, character, and size // Vocabulary for cardinal points and geographical locations, especially in Israel)

Chapter 16 (Present active indicative verbs in -μι // Herding vocabulary // Relative pronoun in the nominative case // Plural neuter subject agreement with verbs // Third person imperative types τρεχέτω, ἀκουσάτω, εἰπέτω, ἀναστήτω, ἀναγνώτω, στραφέτω)

Chapter 17 (Instrumental dative // Vocabulary for parts of the body // Overview of all cases // Adjectives type δύσκολος, δύσκολον // Compound adjectives // Vocabulary for reputation, character, size, quality, and price // Declension of adjectives πολύς and μέγας)

Chapter 18 (Present middle verbs type πορεύομαι // Verbs with middle and active voices, as well as verbs with only one voice)

Chapter 19 (Sigmatic (-ι-, -υ-, -κ-, -γ-, -χ-, -ζ-, -σσ-, -τ-, -δ-, -θ-, -π-, -β-, -φ-, -πτ-) vs thematic (type ἐλθεῖν) aorists: root, endings, imperative, and infinitive // Aorist tense active: imperative and infinitive, verbs in -ω, -ῶ, εῖς and -μι : types ἀκοῦσαι, φιλῆσαι, ἀνοῖξαι, ἀγοράσαι, γράψαι, λαβεῖν, δοῦναι, θεῖναι, ἀφεῖναι, ἀναστῆναι, γνῶναι // Present tense active: imperative and infinitive, verbs in -ω, -ῶ, εῖς and -μι : types ἀνοίγειν, φιλεῖν, εἶναι, διδόναι, τιθέναι, ἀφιέναι, ἱστάναι, δεικνύναι)

Chapter 20 (Passive voice: present indicative and infinitive of -ω verbs // Middle voice: present indicative and infinitive of -ω verbs // Present middle and passive forms of -ῶ, εῖς verbs // Media tantum vs passive voice, passive vs active voice // Acute > grave accents // Vocabulary to express age)

Total Hours

80 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 23, 2021

Schedule

Central European Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00-13:00

Tuition

ILS 2,800

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 865

Requirements: active knowledge in the contents of Ancient Greek Level I and II. A placement test could be required

Textbook: A booklet will be provided at the beginning of the course (included in the course fee)


Course Contents outline

Chapter 1 (Imperative: aorist and present forms, type -ω, -ῶ, -εῖς // Overview of all active present and aorist imperatives // Διαλείπω / ἐπιμένω + participle // Contract verbs: indicative, infinitive and imperative // Cleaning vocabulary // Preverbs)

Chapter 2 (Thematic indicative aorist active type ἔμαθον // Αthematic indicative aorist active type ἔγνων // Augment vowel with and without preverb // ἀνίσταμαι vs ἀνέστην)

Chapter 3  (Sigmatic indicative aorist active types ἔλουσα, ἔτεινα, ἔπεισα, ἔπεμψα, ἐδίωξα // Phonetic changes in sigmatic aorists)

Chapter 4 (Review of first and second declension nouns // Vocabulary of months // Third declension nouns types μήν, μηνός; ῥήτωρ, ῥήτορος; κύων, κυνός // Declension of adjectives σώφρων, σῶφρον and μέλας, μέλαινα, μέλαν // Declension of numerals τέσσαρες, τέσσαρα; δύο, δύο; εἷς, μία, ἕν // Declension of nouns πατήρ, μήτηρ, θυγάτηρ // Interrogative pronoun τίς, τί // Family vocabulary)

Chapter 5 (Contract verbs in the imperative, infinitive and indicative aorist: types ἐδίψησα, ἐφώρασα, ἐφίλησα, ἐσάρωσα)

Chapter 6 (Third declension nouns, types ἑβδομάς, άδος ; κλείς, κλειδός ; σῶμα, ατος; φλέψ, φλεβός ; φύλαξ, ακος ; θρίξ, τριχός ; γυνή, γυναικός. // Adjective πᾶς, πᾶσα, πᾶν)

Chapter 7 (Active aorist participle: Participle in -ών, -οῦσα, -όν (thematic aorists), Participle of athematic aorists (types καταβάς, θείς, ἀφείς, συνείς, δούς), Participle of all sigmatic aorists (type λούσας, λούσασα, λοῦσαν))

Chapter 8 (Demonstrative pronouns // Anaphoric pronouns // Reflexive pronouns // First and second declension adjectives (διπλοῦς, ἀργυροῦς) // Possessive adjective // Different kinds of possessive adjectives and their relative stylistic strength)

Chapter 9 (Relative definite and indefinite pronouns (types ὅς, ἥ, ὅ; ὅστις, ἥτις, ὅ τι; ὅσος, ὅση, ὅσον) // Relative adverbs ὅπου, οὗ, ὅθεν, ὁπόθεν)

Chapter 10 (Present participle: Types ἀνοίγων, οῦσα, ον; ὤν, οὖσα, ὄν; φιλῶν, οῦσα, οῦν; σαρῶν, οῦσα, οῦν; διψῶν, ῶσα, ῶν // Present middle and passive participle : -όμενος, -ομένη, -όμενον // Participle of active -μι verbs: -ς, -ντος // Fruit and vegetables vocabulary)

Chapter 11 (Present active and passive subjunctive forms of εἰμί, -ω verbs, contract verbs, -μι verbs, and οἶδα // Aorist active and passive subjunctive forms (sigmatic and thematic) // Aorist and present active subjunctive forms of -μι verbs // Middle subjunctive, present and aorist // Usage of subjunctive vs indicative // Negations of the subjunctive // Adjectives and adverbs of direction and location (ἐνθένδε, ταύτῃ, οἴκαδε, ἐκεῖ, ἄλλοθεν, πανταχοῦ, οὐδαμῇ))

Chapter 12 Prepositions indicating motion and static actions and their cases (genitive, accusative, and dative cases)

Total Hours

80 Academic Hours

Dates

July 5, 2021 – July 23, 2021

Schedule

Central European Time: Monday - Friday, 9:00-13:00

Tuition

ILS 2,800

Tuition USD (approximately)

USD 865

Requirements: active knowledge in the contents of Ancient Greek Level I, II and III. A placement test could be required

Textbook: A booklet will be provided at the beginning of the course (included in the course fee)


Course Contents outline

Chapter 13 (Middle thematic aorist : imperative, infinitive, indicative // Middle athematic aorist: imperative, infinitive, indicative)

Chapter 14 (Accusativus cum infinitivo // Deontic adjective in -τέος // Deontic verbs and locutions (συμφέρει, δεῖ, ἀνάγκη, χρή, πρέπει, ἔξεστι) // Verbs of judgment: δοκεῖ μοι, νομίζω // Verbs of will : βούλομαι // Other verbs and locutions which command the accusativus cum infinitivo: Συνέβη, πρὶν ἤ, πρὸ τοῦ, ἐν τῷ, εἰς τό ....)

Chapter 15 (Middle sigmatic aorist : imperative, infinitive, indicative // Middle sigmatic, thematic and athematic aorist: participle)

Chapter 16 (Active (thematic, athematic, sigmatic) aorist and present participles: usage as verbs, nouns or epithets // Aspectual value of these participles // Genitive absolute)

Chapter 17 (Aorist ending in -η : imperative, infinitive, indicative)

Chapter 18 (Business vocabulary (buying and selling, borrowing and lending, etc.) // Preverbs meanings // Verbs of seeing // Names of shops)

Chapter 19 (All passive aorists (-θη ending): infinitive, indicative)

Chapter 20 (Clothing and getting dressed vocabulary // Washing vocabulary // Colors vocabulary // Second declension contract nouns: Νοῦς, ὀστοῦν)

Chapter 21 (Passive aorist imperative (-θητι ending) and participle (-θείς ending) // Question words and their conjunction and corresponding adverbs)

More Information

Optional Purchase: Polis: Speaking Ancient Greek as a Living Language Level One, Teacher's Volume

Note on Groups:
Students are divided into groups of no more of 20 students each. The groups are not necessarily the same as levels, which depend on the previous knowledge of the students at the beginning of the courses. It could happen that one year all the groups belong to level 1, while another year all of them belong to level 3. Please note that level 3 is dependent on the level of the students enrolled, and so can change from year to year.

Museum/site entrance fees are the responsibility of the student.

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

Early Registration Discount

ILS 200

Discount is available for students who register and pay in full by June 23, 2021.

Tuition Fee
Biblical Hebrew
Level I
Latin
Level I
Latin
Level II
Latin
Level III
Ancient Greek
Level I
Ancient Greek
Level II
Ancient Greek
Level III
Ancient Greek
Level IV
ILS 2800ILS 2800ILS 2800ILS 2800ILS 2800ILS 2800ILS 2800ILS 2800