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
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:
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.
Intermediate (2 years university Arabic or the equivalent).
MSA grammar, media literacy, skills (reading, writing, listening), conversation (MSA and Omani dialect), Peer Facilitators (language partners)
Al Kitaab fii Taalum Al-Arabiya and other international textbooks, authentic media material and CIL-developed materials
6 hours (4 classes), 5 days a week
Quizzes, written and oral exams
Typically 5 to 8 students
PROGRAM DATES, DETAILS & COSTS
ALIM 1: May 23 - July 2 (six weeks)
ALIM 2: July 5 - August 6 (five weeks)
Center for International Learning (CIL), located in Muscat, Oman
Shared modern hotel suites in Muscat’s bustling Souk Al Khoud
Weekday lunches at CIL provided
Airport transfers; weekday private transportation to/from CIL.
Orientation, weekly lectures, visits to Muscat sites, cultural exchange events
Trips to the Omani interior, including desert camping in Bedouin tents.
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
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