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WINTER BREAK INTENSIVE ARABIC STUDY IN OMAN!
  WINTER BREAK INTENSIVE ARABIC STUDY IN OMAN 
January 5-23, 2014

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Study Arabic and explore one of the most fascinating and stable countries in the Arab world. Our Arabic language programs are recognized by European and U.S. universities, the U.S. State Department, U.S. military agencies, the U.N. and foreign ministries as being of superior quality.


  INTENSIVE ARABIC LANGUAGE (6 credits; 90 hours)  
 
Arabic, known for its fascinating complexity, is a language of literature, poetry and elegant calligraphy. It encompasses deep and abiding cultural traditions, making Arabic study a rich and rewarding learning experience. Arabic language is offered at three levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced). Students learn Modern Standard Arabic plus Omani dialect, taught by our native Omani instructors trained in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL).

Instruction 
Modern Standard Arabic, media literacy, comprehension and active use of “educated speech” (lughat-al-muthaqqafeen) as used on Al Jazeera.

Textbooks 
Al Kitaab fii Taalum Al-Arabiya I – III and other international textbooks, and authentic media materials designed by our teaching faculty.

Schedule  
Six hours (four classes each morning; two hours of conversation after lunch).


Assessment 
Written evaluations and oral proficiency interview.

Class size
Under 10 students.
 

PROGRAM DATES, DETAILS AND COSTS 

Program dates             
Program runs from Sunday, January 5, 2013 through Thursday, January 23, 2014. We ask students to arrive Muscat the evening of Friday, January 3. CIL provides an orientation program and Muscat city tour the following day.


Program site  
Center for International Learning Campus, Muscat, Oman.

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

Accommodations   
Shared
fully-furnished flats in Muscat’s bustling Al Khoud Souk. All amenities including air conditioning and wi-fi.

Meals 
Weekday lunches at the CIL campus.

Transportation 
Weekday bus transportation to/from CIL.

Excursions  
Two weekend trips to Omani towns and villages, including one overnight stay in Bedouin tents in the Sharqiya desert.

Cost 
$ 2,730

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED: 
Airfare, other meals, books, visa, travel insurance.


The view from Jebel Akhdar
Oman is an unforgettably beautiful country, with stark Arabian architecture, white-washed mountain villages, Bedouin desert camps, enormous sand dunes, and a 1,100 mile coast on the Arabian Sea. Nestled within its diverse geography, Oman is home to eight major tribal languages, a 5,000 year old falaj system (small canals that transport water to the most remote villages), pristine mosques, and small towns that were ancient before the time of Prophet Mohammed and Jesus Christ.

 
  Application deadline: November 15, 2013 
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