Jordan

Arabic Language (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced) Online | Abroad

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

At a Glance

Credits

3 (+3)

Prerequisites

None, but online component or equivalent to enroll in the J-Term

Language of Study

Arabic

Language Levels

Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Courses taught in

Arabic

Dates

Jul 13 ‎– Jul 31

Online Term

Jul 13 ‎– Jul 31

In-Country J-Term (optional)

Dec 28 ‎– Jan 15

Program Base

Online, Amman, Jordan

Critical Global Issue of Study

Identity & Human Resilience

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Overview

This course offers three weeks of online study and three weeks abroad. The online course is open to all applicants. The in-person J-term is open to college undergraduates who have completed the online term or who provide proof of completion (or the equivalent) of at least one semester of language study.

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 the online course and add Jordanian colloquial Arabic during an intensive language J-term immersion program in Jordan. Learn Arabic in an Arabic-only environment with classroom instruction. Add on field exercises and homestays during the J-term and you’ll rapidly learn to speak and understand Arabic while experiencing Arab and Jordanian culture.

You’ll enjoy a three-day excursion to see diverse communities and historic places, including Jesus’ baptism Site, the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, and Petra. Educational excursions outside of Amman reveal Jordan’s rich cultural heritage and natural beauty while providing additional opportunities for you to practice your language skills.

Highlights

  • Be fully immersed in a supportive, Arabic-only environment.
  • Learn in highly interactive classroom, homestay, and field-based settings. (J-Term)
  • Live with a host family in Amman. (J-Term)
  • Visit Petra, Jesus’ baptism Site, the Dead Sea, and Wadi Rum. (J-Term)

Prerequisites

In order for a student's language pledge to be effective, students are recommended to complete SIT's summer online component first, or have the equivalent of one semester of language study when starting the J-term program.

Program Terms

Online Term Details

The three-week online section of this program will start with two days of orientation and language placement testing. In a small group with others at a similar proficiency level, you will build and develop your Arabic language reading, writing, and speaking skills. The online section will deliver content through virtual platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Facebook closed groups, and other online interactive tools.

In-Country (J-Term) Details

The in-country program for admitted SIT students will begin with a two-day orientation on culture and livelihood in Amman and Jordan. Continue your Arabic language studies while living with a homestay family in Amman and immersing yourself in local culture. You’ll put your language skills to use in field-based settings and go on a three-day excursion to Jesus’ baptism Site, the Dead Sea, Petra, and Wadi Rum. You will complete your midterm and final exams and final project presentation during the in-country program.

Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.

Academics

Coursework

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.

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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 (J-term)
  • Conversational proficiency and culturally appropriate gestures
  • Excursions to Jesus’ baptism Site, the Dead Sea, Petra, and Wadi Rum (J-term)

Faculty & Staff

Jordan: Arabic Language (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced) Online | Abroad

Ashraf Alqudah, PhD
Riham Al-Naimat, MA
Rania Kasab Harfoushi, MA

Discover the Possibilities

  • COST & SCHOLARSHIPS

    The total cost for the online program is $960. The cost for the in-country term is $2,821, including tuition, room & board, health insurance, and more. Financial aid may apply. Contact your study abroad office or SIT Admissions for more information.