Jordan

Virtual Arabic Language (All Levels)

Develop and expand your language competency in speaking, reading, and writing Modern Standard Arabic online. Appropriate for all skill levels.

At a Glance

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None

Courses taught in

Arabic, English

Dates

Sep 19 – Nov 18

Program Countries

Jordan

Program Base

Online

Critical Global Issue of Study

Identity & Human Resilience

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Overview

Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with more than 400 million native speakers and dozens of dialects. Learn Modern Standard Arabic in this three-credit online course, which will involve approximately 15 hours of work a week for the nine weeks of the course’s duration.  You will have three hours a week of synchronous instruction with the language instructor and can expect to spend about 10 hours a week on asynchronous tasks and about two hours a week on small group projects and assignments. You will rapidly learn to speak and understand Arabic while virtually experiencing Arab and Jordanian culture.

Highlights

  • Learn Arabic Language from highly experienced and qualified professionals
  • Experience Arab and Jordanian culture through virtual activities
  • Develop Arabic vocabulary specific to events in the Middle East
  • Build language skills in both Modern Standard and Colloquial Arabic

Prerequisites

None.

Academics

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • List Arabic alphabet, numbers, days of the week, and directions.
  • Give examples of price negotiation, daily activities in detail, and phone conversations.
  • Demonstrate ability to introduce self and others, speak in-depth about self and others, take notes, and summarize informal discussions.
  • Differentiate between themes of speeches and cultural attitudes.
  • Carry out a simple interview in Arabic.
  • Demonstrate appropriate language skills growth relevant to starting level.

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Coursework

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The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

The syllabi can be useful for students, faculty, and study abroad offices in assessing credit transfer. Read more about credit transfer.

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Program Components

  • Arabic language skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing 
  • Communication with native speakers in a variety of real-world situations  
  • Conversational proficiency and culturally appropriate gestures 
  • 15 hours of weekly academic work over nine weeks 

Modern Standard Arabic (Online)

Faculty & Staff

Jordan: Virtual Arabic Language (All Levels)

Ashraf Alqudah, PhD
Academic Director
Riham Al-Naimat, MA
Academic Coordinator
Rania Kasab Harfoushi, MA
Program Assistant, Homestay, and Student Affairs
Ghada Khalil, PhD
Language Instructor

Discover the Possibilities

  • Cost & Scholarships

    The tuition for this program is $1,296. You may be able to use financial aid from your home school, if applicable. Contact your study abroad, advising or financial aid office for more information. SIT Admissions is also available for questions.