The Institute also offers specialized programmes in Arabic that serve more specific needs than the general programme.
These programmes include Teaching Arabic for Academic Purposes Programme, Arabic Literature Programme, Media Language Programme and the Palestinian Colloquial Speech Programme. These programmes are described in detail below.
Teaching Arabic for Academic Purposes Programme
Courses offered through this programme depend on signed agreements between the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Institute and other companies or institutions. Although the courses may vary based on arrangements between the institutions, the programme is usually taught through the following courses:
- Listening and Conversation (1) & (2) (4 creditable hours each)
- Arabic Literature (1) & (2) (4 creditable hours each)
- Palestinian Colloquial (1) & (2) (3 creditable hours each)
- Arabic Grammar (1) & (2) (4 creditable each)
- Writing and Communication (1) & (2) (2 creditable hours each)
- Reading through Arabic Media (1 creditable hour)
- Graduation Project (2 creditable hours)
Arabic Literature Programme
For students well versed in speaking and reading Arabic, we offer the Arabic Literature Programme. In this programme, students will study and analyze ancient and modern Arabic texts, novels, plays, and short stories as well as studying the autobiographies and the lives of the most prominent Arabic writers. Additionally, students will be provided with the most critical concepts that enable them to analyze and discuss Arabic literature at an advanced level.
Media Language Programme
This programme introduces students to the special language used in Arabic media. The programme covers the diverse media platforms and topics in the Arab world including weather news, deaths, special events, sports, advertisements, economics, and politics. In each of these topics, the students will be equipped with the special vocabulary and jargon used for discussing them in the media. Special emphasis is placed on language used to describe politics and how it is used in caricature, slogans, propaganda, and banners.
Palestinian Colloquial Speech Programme
The goal of this programme is to be fully equipped to communicate in the Palestinian society and culture. The programme teaches the unique dialect of Palestinian Arabic including its grammar, expressions, nuanced vocabulary, and situation usage. Students also learn the dialect through local jokes, songs, proverbs, poetry, stories, and games.