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January 30, 2013

Arabic Language Study Opportunity

ALIM 2013: Arabic Language In Muscat

Session One: May 23 - July 2, 2013 (6 weeks)
Session Two: July 5 - August 6, 2013 (5 weeks)

$2,000-3,000 SCHOLARSHIP FOR FIRST TEN ACCEPTED STUDENTS!

Application Deadline March 15, 2013
Apply here:
http://omancenter.org/apply_cil.html?utm_source=Academic+Institutions&utm_campaign=8cf2647117-ALIM1_13_2013_Academic+Institutions&utm_medium=email

Study Arabic in Oman, treasure of the Gulf, and explore one of the most fascinating and stable countries in the Arab world. Our Arabic language programs are recognized by the U.S. State Department, U.S. military agencies, the Omani government and European and U.S. universities as being of superior quality.

INTENSIVE ARABIC LANGUAGE:
Intermediate Levels
6-8 credits; 135-160 hours (based on 5 and 6 week programs)

Join our ALIM 2013 program (Arabic Language In Muscat) and vastly improve your Arabic language skills through our small but intensive Intermediate level classes. Students learn MSA plus Omani dialect, taught by native Omani instructors trained in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL). Opportunities abound to enrich your cultural understanding of Oman through weekly lectures, discussions with Peer Facilitators (Omani language partners), and weekend excursions. Students live in Muscat, Oman's stunning capital, with weekend excursions into the interior.

Level
Intermediate (2 years university Arabic or the equivalent).

Instruction
MSA grammar, media literacy, skills (reading, writing, listening), conversation (MSA and Omani dialect), Peer Facilitators (language partners)

Textbooks
Al Kitaab fii Taalum Al-Arabiya and other international textbooks, authentic media material and CIL-developed materials

Schedule
6 hours (4 classes), 5 days a week

Assessment
Quizzes, written and oral exams

Class size
Typically 5 to 8 students

PROGRAM DATES, DETAILS & COSTS

Program dates
ALIM 1: May 23 - July 2 (six weeks)
ALIM 2: July 5 - August 6 (five weeks)

Program site
Center for International Learning (CIL), located in Muscat, Oman

Accommodations
Shared modern hotel suites in Muscat’s bustling Souk Al Khoud

Meals
Weekday lunches at CIL provided

Transportation
Airport transfers; weekday private transportation to/from CIL.

Cultural activities
Orientation, weekly lectures, visits to Muscat sites, cultural exchange events

Excursions
Trips to the Omani interior, including desert camping in Bedouin tents.

Cost
Partial scholarships for the first 10 students accepted into each program:

ALIM 1 (6 weeks):
$7,870 - $3,000 scholarship = $4,870

ALIM 2 (5 weeks):
$6,560 - $2,000 scholarship = $4,560

Attend both ALIM 1 and 2: $14,430 - $6,500 scholarship = $7,930

Not included
Airfare, other meals, books, visas and health insurance

Oman is an unforgettably beautiful country, with stark Arabian architecture, white-washed mountain villages, Bedouin desert camps, enormous sand dunes, and a 1,100 mile coast on the Arabian Sea. Nestled within its diverse geography, Oman is home to eight major tribal languages, a 5,000 year old falaj system (small canals that transport water to the most remote villages) and small towns that were ancient before the time of Prophet Mohammed and Jesus Christ.

For more information: ALIM@omancenter.org

Posted by ksosnows at January 30, 2013 11:32 AM

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