Is This Program Right For You?
Students interested in this program have their sights set on mastering Arabic in Amman. Language learning, language partners, local roommates and a language pledge ensure that each student returns home well versed in Arabic and its contexts. This program is for serious students with at least two terms of previous Arabic language study under their belt. Student blog entries from Jordan can give potential students a taste of what life is like with CET in Amman. Eight credits are earned on this program.
All students take the Arabic language course--Modern Standard Arabic (5 credits). This course includes some instruction of Media Arabic. With this course and the Jordanian Dialect course, students complete one year of university-level Arabic language in eight weeks.
All students take the Arabic language course--Jordanian Dialect (3 credits). This course targets the everyday language, essential for living in Jordan. With this course and the Modern Standard Arabic course, students complete one year of university-level Arabic language in eight weeks.
*Students are required to take both classes during the summer* Syllabi can be found here.
Course Equivalency: Click here to find out which courses on this program have already been equated to AU courses. Please note that you are NOT limited to just these courses. Students will need to request equivalency for courses which have not been previously reviewed.
Language Class Placement
Arabic language class placement is determined by:
*The results of a written placement exam taken upon arrival in Amman
*The results of an interview conducted on site.
*The student's transcripts.
*The student's Arabic language ability as demonstrated in the Arabic language application essay.
Adjustments to placements are made during the first week of classes. The CET staff is an incredible resource for your learning.
Each CET student is partnered with an Arabic language partner from the University of Jordan. Language partners--part tutors, part friends--meet weekly with CET students. They help with homework, review tricky lessons and run through language exercises.
CET Jordan students reside in apartments in Amman. Each CET student will share an apartment with one Jordanian student. These students are selected by CET for their enthusiasm and commitment to the Arabic-only language pledge. Many students and roommates become fast friends.
Students have their own kitchens to cook in, and also plenty of resturant options to choose from. Food is not provided by the program.
To get things started, the program arranges excursions for students, language partners and roommates. Students might:
*Visit Jerash, one of the best-preserved Roman provincial towns in the world, boasting an unbroken chain of human occupation for more than six millenia.
*Tour Amman, Jordan's capital, with its Umayyad Palace and Temple of Hercules ruins.
*Explore Umm Qais, a windswept village with outstanding views of the Golan Heights and Sea of Galilee.
All American citizens can be issued a single entry visa for a nominal fee upon arrival at the Queen Alia Airport in Amman, Jordan.