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Language Courses

Semester Arabic in Jordan

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:

  • Modern Standard Arabic I (Arabic 101; 5 credits)
  • Modern Standard Arabic II (Arabic 102; 5 credits)
  • Modern Standard Arabic III (Arabic 201; 5 credits)
  • Modern Standard Arabic IV (Arabic 202; 5 credits)
  • Modern Standard Arabic V (Arabic 301; 5 credits)
  • Modern Standard Arabic VI (Arabic 302; 5 credits)
  • Directed Studies in Arabic (Arabic 401; 5 credits)

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

  • Colloquial Jordanian Arabic IA (Arabic 135; 3 credits; co-requisite: ARAB 101)
  • Colloquial Jordanian Arabic IB (Arabic 136; 3 credits; co-requisite: ARAB 102)
  • Colloquial Jordanian Arabic IC (Arabic 137; 3 credits; co-requisites: ARAB 201, 202)
  • Colloquial Jordanian Arabic ID (Arabic 138; 3 credits; co-requisites: ARAB 301, 302, 401)
  • Colloquial Jordanian Arabic IIA (Arabic 235; 3 credits; co-requisites: ARAB 102, 201)
  • Colloquial Jordanian Arabic IIB (Arabic 236; 3 credits; co-requisite: ARAB 202, 301)
  • Colloquial Jordanian Arabic IIC (Arabic 237; 3 credits; co-requisites: ARAB 302, 401)
  • Colloquial Jordanian Arabic III (Arabic 335; 3 credits; co-requisites: ARAB 201, 202, 301, 302, 401)

For more information about Colloquial Arabic with AMIDEAST, please visit the following page: Colloquial Arabic Overview

Media Arabic

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.

For more general information about Arabic with AMIDEAST, please visit the following page: Arabic Language and Culture Overview or Arabic with AMIDEAST FAQ