The Arabic language program for speakers of other languages(ASOL) has been
growing steadily with respect to both the number of students who enroll in
it each semester and the quality of its teaching / learning environment.
Since its inception in 1979, the University of Jordan Language Center (UJLC)
has been offering courses in modern standard Arabic of various levels.
Presently, LC offers six levels of intensive study: Arabic for beginners,
remedial, pre-intermediate, intermediate, upper intermediate, and advanced.
All six levels are offered regularly and concurrently during the fall,
spring, and summer semesters. Registration in the advanced level is
dependent upon the enrollment of a sufficient number of students. The
emphasis in the program is on modern standard Arabic. Other levels are
offered upon request.
Regarding the Arabic program, UJLC prides itself on three strengths in
particular: its central, privileged location on the beautiful UJ campus in
the capital of Amman; the excellent qualifications and renowned experience
of its instructors; and the rich, diverse backgrounds of its students.
The Language Center has an unwavering commitment to providing the best
possible support for its international students, both academically and in
services provided to ensure a valuable education and a memorable stay at
By studying at the Language Center, students will have the chance to be in
direct contact with the Arabic language all the time, inside the classroom
and outside. They may also make use of language partners from the university
body that will help understand and appreciate the language and the culture.
We are proud to have the most experienced and talented instructors to help
students improve their Arabic in addition to the safe and friendly
Students can also participate in university sports activities/competitions,
student clubs, library events, and special weekly trips to Jordanian sites.
Our courses are offered every university semester. Students with previous
knowledge of Arabic are expected to sit for a placement exam after
registration. The fall course (four months) starts in September, the spring
course (four months) starts in February and the summer course (two months)
starts in June. Students in all semesters study for 16 hours of classroom
and lab instruction weekly.
We also offer special courses with private instruction for individuals and
small groups. In these courses, instruction is geared towards studentsí
specific interests. Time and duration of these courses will be set by the
student in coordination with the Language Center. The price for these
courses is $100 hourly per group (not per individual) noting that the group
number is from 1-6 students.