Dear Professors, Advisors, and Students,
Polis – The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities, is developing a new and innovative method for learning ancient languages. This process uses total immersion, and treats Koine Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Classical Syriac, Classical Arabic, Sumerian, and others as living languages.
In the frame of this unique pedagogical project, the Polis Institute offers an M.A. Program in Ancient Philology and an M.A. Program in Near Eastern Languages, and the possibility of two corresponding One Year Programs: One Year Program in Ancient Philology, and One Year Program in Near Eastern Languages. Along with the total immersion in ancient language courses, students can also choose to study Modern Hebrew, Spoken and Modern Standard Arabic, along with courses in Philology, Linguistics, Literature and History.
In addition, the Polis Institute offers seven Scholarships for outstanding applicants who could contribute significantly to the development of this innovative method.
Moreover, we are pleased to announce the recent publication of the Proceedings of the First Polis Institute Interdisciplinary Conference, Origins of the Alphabet at Cambridge Scholars Publishing, as well as the English edition of the Koine Greek volumes for Student and Teacher, Polis-Speaking Ancient Greek as a Living Language (Level 1),at Polis Institute Press. This edition is preceded by a French, a German and an Italian one.
We would appreciate it if you can circulate this e-mail among teaching staff and students of your Faculty and/or Department and with your other contacts who you think might be interested. If you need additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me or visit our website.
Director for Academic Affairs