The Intensive Arabic Language Program, offered only during the summer, is an introduction to Modern Standard Arabic (the written language) and will be taught at two elementary levels.
Classes meet four days a week, six hours each day, and students can expect several hours of homework every day. One additional day each week will be devoted to field trips to visit locations of interest in Arab communities in the northern parts of Israel. The courses are taught in English and are designed for students with no prior knowledge of the Arabic language (Elementary I) or for students that have already studied the Arabic alphabet (Elementary II). Admission is conditional upon completing an online placement test to make sure the appropriate level is offered.
The Arabic Language Program awards five academic credits.
The Arabic Program will offer a wide range of social activities, including trips, lectures, and celebrations. Participation in the extra-curricular activities is optional.
Students are welcome and encouraged to live in the dormitory facilities on campus.
The Intensive Arabic Course is open to all students above the age of 18 with a high school diploma, as well as adult learners.
"My Arabic improved dramatically over the four weeks that I was in the program. We were able to practice as a cohesive group working together to help each other improve. Along with all of the hard work, we were able to see the beautiful country and all of the historical landmarks it has to offer!"