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





Courses taught in

Arabic, English


Jun 18 – Jul 27

Program Countries


Program Base


Critical Global Issue of Study

Identity & Human Resilience

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Students will be expected to devote approximately 22.5 hours to synchronous and asynchronous activities per week over a six-week period. The course schedule is flexible to accommodate a variety of student schedules and time zones. Synchronous sessions may include direct instruction, drills, and conversation exercises with language teachers. The frequency, duration, and scheduling of synchronous sessions will be scheduled together with instructors and class participants during the first week of the course. Asynchronous activities may include approximately practice exercises, small group projects, discussion boards, and completion of assignments. Students are required to demonstrate a strong online presence by participating in group discussions, answering questions, and interacting with course participants and staff.

Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with more than 400 million native speakers and dozens of dialects. In this course you’ll rapidly learn to speak and understand Modern Standard Arabic while experiencing Arab and Jordanian culture.


  • 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 Arabic and Colloquial Arabic.


Through oral proficiency testing you will be placed in beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes.


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.

Read more about Program Learning Outcomes.


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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
  • 22.5 hours of weekly academic work over six weeks

Modern Standard Arabic (Online)

Faculty & Staff

Jordan: Virtual Arabic Language (All Levels)

Ashraf Alqudah, PhD
Academic Director
Riham Al-Naimat, MA
Academic Coordinator

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  • Cost & Scholarships

    The tuition for this program is $1,056. 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.