Intensive Arabic Language (All Levels)

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





Language of Study


Language Levels

Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Courses taught in

Arabic, English


Dec 28 ‎– Jan 15

Program Countries


Program Base


Critical Global Issue of Study

Identity & Human Resilience

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Arabic is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, with more than 400 million native speakers and dozens of dialects. Learn both Modern Standard and Jordanian colloquial Arabic during an intensive language J-term immersion program in Jordan. Learn Arabic in an Arabic-only environment with classroom instruction. Through a combination of field exercises and homestays during the J-term, you will 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.

SIT is also offering a supplementary online Arabic Language course during the fall semester.


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



Program Sites

Amman, Jordan

The three-week J-Term program will start with two days of orientation including culture, safety and security, a drop-off activity, and an Amman city exploration tour.  Students who were not enrolled in the online term of this program will have a written and oral language placement test during the orientation. The content of the term will be delivered through in-class lessons, field assignments, homestay activities, and excursions.

You’ll strengthen 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.



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.

Please expand the sections below to see detailed course information, including course codes, credits, overviews, and syllabi.

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
  • Excursions to Jesus’ baptism site, the Dead Sea, Petra, and Wadi Rum

Beginning Modern Standard Arabic

Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic

Advanced Modern Standard Arabic

Faculty & Staff

Jordan: Intensive Arabic Language (All Levels)

Ashraf Alqudah, PhD
Academic Director
Rania Kasab Harfoushi, MA
Program Assistant, Homestay, and Student Affairs
Ghada Khalil, PhD
Language Instructor
Waleed AL Anati, PhD

Discover the Possibilities

  • Cost & Financial Aid

    The tuition for this program is $4,130. 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.