Arabic Language Program for Academic Studies

1. Program Description

The Arabic language program for non-native speakers is designed to help student acquire Arabic Language proficiency within an academic context. It also helps professionals develop their language and communication skills in Arabic on a professional level.

On successful completion of the program, students are expected to communicate effectively in their academic environment. The students will:

  • Develop communication skills in Arabic to enable students and professionals to master the language.
  • Develop self-learning skills that enhance the spirit of initiative and the culture of continuous learning.
  • Develop academic learning skills in Arabic and develop public speaking and writing skills on professional and academic levels.

2. Program Structure

The program is offered through eight modules. The duration of the full program is 32 weeks for the 8 levels.  Each level is completed in 4 weeks.

There are achievement tests between levels and in the end of the program there is a proficiency test.

3. Entry Requirements

Entry to the course is determined on the basis of assessing student’s language competency. Students are expected to set for a placement test to determine their level in Arabic Language and are categories as: Beginners, intermediate or advanced. Further assessments are done in the first two weeks to determine appropriate placement of students in the course.

4. Teaching and Learning

The program uses module based curriculum to develop four basic language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This is done in a way that enables the students to understand the basic Arabic language in terms of speech and syntax, and then applies the basic language components (phonetics, vocabulary, and compositions) through the teaching of basic grammar. The program is provided in an interactive learning environment that enables the students to gradually build their linguistic skills.

Application is a key part of the program; students are given the opportunity to apply the skills acquired in the classroom through educational activities that employ active learning and language practice through discussion, dialogue, and individual and group reading.

5. Assessment and Program Exit

The overall approach to assessment for the Arabic for Academic Studies program is aligned with teaching/learning methods that value knowing how to use a language, rather than knowing about a language. Thus, tasks that emulate “real-life” or authentic language use are evaluated according to the scale of proficiency.

To exit the program, students will need to pass proficiency test at the end of the program.

 6.       Tuition, Fees, Scholarship and Financial Support

Tuition Amount
Arabic for Academic Studies – ( 4 Progressive Level Modules) AED 3,500 per Module
Arabic for Academic Studies – ( 4 Advanced Level Modules) AED 3,500 per Module

 

Fees Amount
Admission Fee AED 1,500 (a one-time fee / non-refundable)
Student Services Fee AED 750 (charged every semester/ non-refundable)
Learning and Development Fees AED 750 (charged every semester/ non-refundable)
Course Resources Fees AED 350 (per module)

Tuition is subject to change. Easy payment plans are available.

Discounts and Financial Support

A special discount is provided for study groups over 15 numbers. For more information, please contact the Enrollment Office.

7.       How to Apply

Students can apply for the program either through the University’s Enrollment Office on campus or apply online using the following link:

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Applications are accepted throughout the year. Students are, however, admitted only at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.