Students on the AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies program earn a total of 8 credits in the Arabic Language. Each student will receive 80 hours of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic (5 credits) and 45 hours of instruction in colloquial Arabic (3 credits). Students are placed into appropriate Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Arabic levels based on an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and written Arabic exam conducted prior to their departure.
To view course descriptions for any of the Arabic courses listed below, please visit this page: AMIDEAST Course Catalog.
Modern Standard Arabic
All students enroll in Modern Standard Arabic (5 credits) at a level appropriate to their proficiency. The following levels are offered:
For more information about Modern Standard Arabic with AMIDEAST, please visit the following page: Modern Standard Arabic Overview
Colloquial Jordanian Arabic
Colloquial Jordanian Arabic (3 credits) instruction begins during on-site orientation and continues throughout the semester. Colloquial Arabic is offered at a variety of levels. Students are placed in classes appropriate to their previous knowledge of Arabic. The following levels of colloquial Arabic are offered during the semester:
1st Semester 2nd Semester 3rd Semester
For more information about Colloquial Arabic with AMIDEAST, please visit the following page: Colloquial Arabic Overview
Media Arabic is also typically available as an elective course (3 credits). This course introduces students to the Arabic used in the media and is designed to assist students to read, listen, and understand news around the Arab world.