Amman, Jordan has a wonderful environment to study the Arabic language: the Jordanian dialect is very similar to Modern Standard Arabic so when you try to speak with the local people, they will easily understand you.
If you choose to learn Arabic in Amman you will find that the locals are friendly and always willing to help foreigners with whatever they need. You will also find that many locals will be able to speak to you in French or English making it easier for you to communicate with them, but there will also be ample opportunities for you to use your put the Arabic you’ve learned in the classroom to the test.
If you decide to study with Ahlan World in Amman you will learn Arabic while also discovering the culture and seeing all the most important places Jordan. Ahlan will give you the opportunity to get to know the country with cultural activities and weekend excursions. On weekends, you can stroll through Amman, relax in old or modern cafes and enjoy a wide variety of Middle Eastern food, or enjoy sea views and swim in the Red Sea by Aqaba or in the Dead Sea. In Jordan, traditions and modern culture are united in a unique way.
You can’t leave Jordan without visiting Petra, one of the new seven wonders of the world, or sleeping in a Bedouin tent in the desert and enjoy seeing the moon and stars in a way you’ve never seen before.
Courses offered at this school:
Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) courses give students the linguistic essentials of the Arabic language, with a focus on the foundations of Arabic structure, grammar rules, and key vocabulary. MSA is primarily used is in Arabic media, academic texts, literature and in formal settings, rather than on the streets and in everyday conversations. Most Arabs will nonetheless understand and be able to use MSA, regardless of where they are from and which dialect they use most frequently. MSA is most closely related to the classic, original form of the Arabic language upon which the many different dialects were initially based and formed. For this reason, many students choose the study of MSA at the start of their Arabic careers and then later take on a specific dialect that fits with their particular interests or location in the Arab world. MSA courses are three hours per day, five days per week. Courses are a minimum of two weeks.
Ahlan World’s intensive MSA course encompasses all of the material in the standard MSA course listed above, but with an additional focus on vocabulary and grammar specifics, comprehension activities, games that test various linguistic skills, and conversation practice. The intensive course is one of the best options for those students wishing to make the most out of their time in Jordan. Intensive MSA courses are five hours per day, five days per week. Courses are a minimum of two weeks and are not available to complete beginners.
Jordanian Colloquial Arabic (JCA) courses offer students an immersive study of the Jordanian dialect, which is used by locals for everyday interactions and conversation. The Jordanian dialect is very similar to other Levantine dialects, which include those spoken in Lebanon and Syria, and is also closer to MSA than many other Arabic dialects, especially those used in northern Africa. Study of JCA focuses less on universal aspects of the Arabic language (which would be found in an MSA course) and instead provides the essentials of navigating life in an Arab country, including important vocabulary, phrases, and sayings that students may hear on a daily basis while living abroad. JCA courses are two hours per day, five days per week. Courses are a minimum of two weeks.
The Ahlan Linguist Package combines the advanced linguistic study and universalism of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) with the specific knowledge of the local Jordanian dialect (JCA), providing students with a comprehensive understanding of the Arabic language and its varied uses. Students in the course will gain unique proficiency in the language as well as flexibility regarding future study, as they will have experience with both MSA and a local dialect. Ahlan Linguist Package MSA classes are three hours per day, five days per week, while the JCA classes are two hours per day, five days per week. Courses are a minimum of two weeks, are not available to absolute beginners.