Summer Intensive Arabic Program
The Summer Intensive Arabic Language Program at the American University of Sharjah is a 5-week, 6-credit course aimed at developing elementary and elementary advanced language skills through formal classroom instruction and daily conversation practice with a native speaker. The program is offered by the Department of Arabic Language and Translation Studies (ATS), in coordination with the International Exchange Office (IXO). The program includes housing on the beautiful AUS campus with weekend excursions to Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Language of Instruction: Arabic
ISEP-Direct Summer for all ISEP member students
Students will enroll in one of two courses based on level of placement: Intensive Elementary Arabic I or Intensive Elementary Arabic II.
Intensive Elementary Arabic I will use specially designed instructor materials on par with Alif Baa (3rd ed.) and al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-Arabiyya (Part I, 3rd ed.).
Intensive Elementary Arabic II will use the book al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-Arabiyya, plus the instructor's supplemental materials. Students will begin in Chapter 6 of the textbook series al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-Arabiyya (Part I, 3rd ed.). Students who have not used this series previously should independently master the earlier chapters (1-5) in addition to the accompanying alphabet book Alif Baa (3rd ed.).
HOW TO LIST THIS PROGRAM IN THE ISEP APPLICATION
American University of Sharjah: Intensive Arabic Language Program – ISEP Direct
SPECIAL ACADEMIC CONDITIONS
All elementary and advanced elementary level Arabic students are encouraged to apply. Online placement tests will be administered upon acceptance into the program. Students will be placed into the appropriate section based on results, plus a follow-up Skype interview.
June 10 - July 23, 2014
April 1, 2014
HOUSING AND MEALS
Program fee includes a shared room in the residential halls on campus. Each room accommodates 2 people and includes kitchenette and bathroom.
Program fee includes regular shuttles to nearest Dubai metro station and excursions to Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
AUS is conveniently situated on a beautiful, park-like campus full of Islamic-style architecture, only 15 minutes from historical downtown Sharjah and the city of Dubai. We offer a fully-accredited American-style education grounded in Gulf Arab culture. All programs are co-educational with English as the language of instruction. Our campus offers many amenities including cafes and restaurants, convenience stores, a health clinic, travel agent, bank, bowling alley, sports complex, bookstore, pharmacy, beauty salon and barber shop.
In 1998, UNESCO named Sharjah the Cultural Capital of the Arab World for the work done in preserving and promoting its rich cultural heritage, notably through its numerous museums. Sharjah also aims to revitalize the strong intellectual tradition of the Middle East through education. A noted example of this effort is University City, a complex that is home to 4 institutions of higher learning, including AUS, a learning hospital and a public library.