In the current phase, the Institute offers four programs of teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language. (Educational and training programs for teacher preparation and development will be added later). The programs are as follows :
1. General Diploma in Arabic as a Foreign Language:
Period : 2 years for 60 credit hours for each level
This is the main program for scholarship students which aims to furnish the student/learner with the needed competence in the four main linguistic skills hand in hand with offering extensive language comprehension as to phonetics, vocabulary and structure. This is done in the light of grasping linguistic, cultural and communicative elements that meet the learners’ needs for understanding the long cultural legacy of Arabic.
2. General Diploma in Arabic as a Foreign Language by Distance Learning (Currently unavailable)
Period : 2 yaers for 60 credit hours for each level
In spite of having the same curricula and contents of the General Diploma, the time and specific place restrictions do not apply to it. Moreover, the limitation of the scholarship does not apply, either. The course creates an e-communication environment for linguistic communication enabling learners to use the four language skills in a way comparable to what students achieve in the general diploma. The institute offers placement tests for diploma students to assess levels and to allow admitted students to bypass the first, or first and second levels.
3. Linguistic Preparation
Period : 30 credit hours in one year
This is a one-year program including 30 credit hours, and is dedicated to non-Arabic speaking college and post-graduate students. It›s curricula originally depend on the first academic year in the general TASOL diploma as mentioned above. And it grants a certificate at the end of the academic year. It generally furnishes the student with the language skills needed to communicate with or study in the Arab world.
4. Short Courses
a) Eight-level Courses (with 40 credit hours for each level): it is a program that
acquaints student of different ages with the required linguistic skills in Arabic language.
One or more levels could be taken extensively within one month or more according
to the availability and needs of learners. Such a course is characterized by flexible
dates and schedules etc.
b) Advanced courses: (4 advanced levels addressing advanced syntactic and semantic
c) Arabic for Specific Purposes Courses: these are short courses that enable the student
to comprehend Arabic in special areas of knowledge e.g. diplomacy, medicine,
commerce, religion, media etc.