Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Amman, Jordan
- Program Terms: Summer I, Summer II, Summer Terms I & II
This program is designed for U.S study abroad students with an interest in studying Arabic and the Middle East region. This program is for students wishing to study intensive Arabic language at whatever level is appropriate (although beginning Arabic is offered only if there is enough student interest), for the equivalent of either one or two semesters of study. Each summer term is worth six credits. This program fills up fast so early applications are encouraged!
The curriculum is based on AMIDEAST's Arabic Language and Culture Curriculum, which is functional and communicative in its approach. The teachers are carefully selected native speakers with excellent language teaching experience and skills.
As the Qasid Institute's reputation has grown, its programs have made it the program of choice in Amman for embassies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and U.S. colleges and universities seeking excellence in Arabic language instruction.Classes meet 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Each student will receive 80 hours of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic in each session, covering the material usually covered in one semester on a U.S. campus. In addition, students receive 20 hours of instruction per session in Jordanian Arabic. Each summer term is worth six credits each (5 for MSA, 1 for Jordanian Arabic)
Students are given placement tests on arrival and placed in the level appropriate for their Arabic language proficiency.