The students and staff of Polis make up a community of exceptionally diverse, intellectually curious, and highly motivated language learners. Students—whether they be professionals or scholars, local or international—come to Polis to share a commitment to language study and language immersion.
From my experience as a high school Latin teacher, I was confident that the Polis method was worth serious thought, and now I observe my own language intuition in Ancient Greek growing.
Studying a BA at Harvard made me think about being Christian in an increasingly secularized society. I came to Polis to learn Ancient Greek and Hebrew so I have a clearer lens to study the Bible. I love The Polis Method because it helps me gain a deeper understanding of ancient texts.
I decided to continue my studies of Hebrew and Arabic languages in Polis because it’s the only place where I could study both languages at the same time and in a city where students from the whole world meet.
Upon completion of my MA I decided Professional Fluency in Arabic would complement my degree well. I came to Polis seeking Spoken Arabic and MSA courses. It gives me the opportunity to communicate with more people, and understand news broadcasts and newspapers. I really enjoy studying at Polis and I feel my Arabic improving so much.
Having a lifelong experience teaching Latin with a communicative approach, I have found only at Polis the chance to learn Coptic, Hebrew, and Arabic taught also in the target language. It was very exciting to study there!
Polis is the only place where the Ancient languages are still living. Located in the Holy Land, the city of the Bible, Polis gives me a chance to go back to the Ancient World, and to meet the thoughts of the ancient saints and sages.
The Polis method is the best means to study Biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek. By speaking and listening to these languages, I was able to read a good amount of ancient works in their original language with ease by the time I received the MA in Ancient Philology degree.
I want to underline how effective, enjoyable and powerful this course was for me. The programme is nothing short of breathtaking. At times I forgot that I was learning "Latin" as such, and was instead just loving the art of communicating in a new language. Rarely, if ever, have I had such value and pleasure from a course and I loved every moment of this outstanding opportunity to learn, at long last, Latin as a living language.