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Arabic Immersion

Please note that we are only offering the Elementary Arabic level for summer 2022. Both the Intermediate and advanced levels are canceled for summer 2022.

Highlights

  • Learn a combination of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Colloquial Arabic (CA).
  •  Spend a couple of days at an Arab village and experience life with a local native Arab community for a real immersive and cultural experience.
  • Visit sites of historical, religious and cultural significance to become more familiar with Middle Eastern culture.
  • Practice Arabic with native Arabic speaking students from the Hebrew University in weekly coffeehouses.

Elementary Arabic:

Through engaging online sessions and activities, you will acquire a basic proficiency in the language. This course provides you with the basic linguistic skills, analytical abilities, and cultural knowledge required to read, write, and speak Arabic at a basic level.

Intermediate Arabic:

The diverse range of classes and activities in this course will increase your proficiency in the Arabic language. You’ll develop the analytical abilities and cultural knowledge required to read, write, and speak Arabic at an intermediate level.

Advanced Arabic:

In the advanced level of Arabic, you’ll focus on advanced grammar and syntax, intensive study of vocabulary, and the study of texts from various sources, including newspapers, television, and literature. You must have completed at least two years of study in Arabic or possess equivalent knowledge to be eligible for the course.

Elementary Arabic:

You will start by mastering the Arabic alphabet and learning to distinguish and pronounce all Arabic sounds. You will then move on to read and comprehend a variety of basic texts in MSA, then compose paragraphs of your own using a basic level of MSA. You will also participate in the Colloquial Arabic class, where you will converse about familiar topics.

Intermediate Arabic:

The course is divided into two class types: MSA and Colloquial Arabic. At the intermediate level, the MSA class starts at the end of the first book of Al Kitab and continues into the second book. You will read and comprehend a variety of texts in MSA, as well as compose your own paragraphs using your increasing knowledge of MSA. In the Colloquial Arabic class, you will converse about familiar topics as well as contemporary social and cultural issues.

Advanced Arabic:

Starting with a brief review of the fundamentals of grammar and syntax within Modern Standard Arabic, we will then cover more advanced issues of Arabic grammar in order to enable you to read texts from a wide range of sources. This course will start with the second book of Al Kitab. In the Colloquial Arabic class within this course, you will converse about familiar topics as well as about contemporary social and cultural issues.

Structure

This is an intensive program. Classes for all levels are held four days a week., with one day devoted to field trips conducted in Arabic.

Course Components 

  • Class readings and discussions
  • Daily homework
  • Quizzes, a midterm exam, and a final exam
  • Site visits and field trips

 View Syllabi:

You’ll be invited to participate in a wide array of trips and activities offered by HebrewU’s Office of Student Life. From tours of the Old City and the Dead Sea to checking out local festivals, you’ll build your own unique impressions and memories of Jerusalem and Israel. While living in HebrewU dormitories with other international and Israeli students, you’ll have a chance to form new friendships and get involved in campus life. A team of multilingual Israeli students, called madrichim, will help you adjust to your new surroundings and give you tips on things to do. Learn more about student life at HebrewU.

Apply by: April 24, 2022
Arrive on Campus: June 14, 2022
Program Length: Six weeks

For each level:

Application Fee: US$ 120
Course Tuition: $US 2,850
Housing: US$ 1,220*

* Depending on availability

For payment deadlines, see here.

Scholarships
A limited number of scholarships, based on demonstrated need or merit, are available.

Students who complete their application to this program by March 12, 2022 and who also complete payment by April 7, 2022, will be eligible for a 10% early bird discount on the program tuition.

Undergraduate and graduate students; mature learners with an academic background.

Background in Arabic:

  • Elementary: None required
  • Intermediate: One year of previous study in Arabic – Canceled for summer 2022
  • Advanced: Two years of previous study in Arabic – Canceled for summer 2022

Apply

We’re pleased you’re applying to join us in Jerusalem. See our application guidelines to learn more. Apply online now!

Please note:

  • The Division of Summer Courses and Special Programs reserves the right to cancel a level for which there is an insufficient number of applicants.
  • This program cannot be combined with a summer course from the July Session due to its intensive nature but may be combined with a course from the August Session. View the August Session courses here.
  • See here for more information about visas.
  • Students who complete their application to this program by March 12, 2022 and who also complete payment by April 7, 2022, will be eligible for a 10% early bird discount on the program tuition.

Look here for the 2022 Summer Courses Schedule:

Contact

We’re happy to answer any questions you might have – or to chat for a bit to help you choose the right course or program.

For questions about the curriculum
Email Mr. Ofer Efrati
Academic Coordinator

For questions about admission or other practical matters
Email Us
Call us: +972 2 588 2602

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Please note that HebrewU reserves the right to cancel courses for which there is insufficient registration.

Fast Facts

Program:

Arabic Immersion

Levels:

Elementary

Intermediate – cancelled for Summer 2022

Advanced – cancelled for Summer 2022

Language of Instruction:

English/Arabic

Credits/Hours:

Academic hours: 150
Credits: 10

Course Dates:

June 14 – July 26, 2022

Eligibility:

Undergraduate and graduate students; mature learners with an academic background.

Background in Arabic:

  • Elementary: None required
  • Intermediate: One year of previous study in Arabic – cancelled for Summer 2022
  • Advanced: Two years of previous study in Arabic – cancelled for Summer 2022
Application Deadline:

April 24, 2022

Costs:

For any of the levels:

Application fee: US$ 120
Course Tuition: US$ 2,850
Housing: US$ 1,220*

* Depending on availability

Relevant Academic Fields:

Middle East Studies, Arabic

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