The Institute depends on different key elements designed to give students the best language learning experience.
The Institute is located in the library in the recently constructed new campus and offers a comfortable place where you can find a calm and appropriate atmosphere for learning.
Our teachers have been chosen from the best graduates of the Arabic department. They also have all been formally trained in teaching Arabic for non-native students in addition to the great experience they all possess in this field.
The Institute uses books and materials written especially to teach students Arabic in the most efficient yet thorough way possible. They were written using the latest methods of teaching Arabic for non-native students that cover the different linguistic skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing as well as linguistic competence in the society. The Institute strongly emphasizes immersion, only using English to explain the most abstract concepts. The courses cover standard Arabic, the colloquial dialect and modern Arabic in addition to seminars on subjects such as Arabic cooking, calligraphy etc.
The students are placed in classes suited to their level as the placement exam determines their proficiency in Arabic. This ensures that students never feel either too overwhelmed and outperformed by their peers or bored and unstimulated.
All classrooms are equipped with the latest electronic devices to help facilitate the teaching process. A state of the art computer lab is available for students where they can conduct research, watch Arabic films, and use the latest software.
Translation is strongly discouraged and concepts will always be explained in Arabic when possible. Although at first it may seem a little challenging, this method has proven to be effective and students learn quick and thoroughly. The Institute also facilitates cultural immersion offering housing with a Palestinian family, free monthly field trips, and local language learning partners.