WINTER BREAK INTENSIVE ARABIC STUDY IN OMAN
January 5-23, 2014
Modern Standard Arabic, media literacy, comprehension and active use of “educated speech” (lughat-al-muthaqqafeen) as used on Al Jazeera.
Al Kitaab fii Taalum Al-Arabiya I – III and other international textbooks, and authentic media materials designed by our teaching faculty.
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).
Six hours (four classes each morning; two hours of conversation after lunch).
Written evaluations and oral proficiency interview.
Under 10 students.
PROGRAM DATES, DETAILS AND COSTS
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.
Center for International Learning Campus, Muscat, Oman.
Shared fully-furnished flats in Muscat’s bustling Al Khoud Souk. All amenities including air conditioning and wi-fi.
Weekday lunches at the CIL campus.
Weekday bus transportation to/from CIL.
Two weekend trips to Omani towns and villages, including one overnight stay in Bedouin tents in the Sharqiya desert.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
Airfare, other meals, books, visa, travel insurance.
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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