SIT Study Abroad Jordan: Arabic Language (Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced | Summer Online)
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.
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.
- 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)
This course offers a three week online course in July 2020 followed by an optional three week January-term in Jordan. The online course is open to all applicants. The in-person January-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.
July Online Course 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.
Optional January-term Course 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.
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