Summer Arabic Program in Beirut

Apply: Summer Arabic Program
(20 June - August 8: American University Beirut)

The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) is pleased to announce that it will be offering its intensive summer Arabic programs in Beirut between June 20 and August 8, 2018. CAMES offers two separate programs:

A seven-week program in Arabic Language and Culture that is designed for students interested in developing overall proficiency in Arabic in both its Standard and Lebanese varieties. Emphasis is placed on the development of the various skills within a communicative, proficiency-based framework that perceives Arabic in all its varieties as "one language" and thus integrates standard Arabic and Lebanese colloquial within the same course, and that gives special attention to the development of intercultural competence in Arabic. The program provides instruction at different levels of proficiency from Elementary to Advanced High and students receive 9 credit hours that can be transferred to their home institutions.

A seven-week program in Lebanese Arabic (LA) that offers intensive instruction in LA at the elementary and intermediate levels. The program is designed for those learners who want to devote their attention to the development of proficiency in LA and thus places heavy emphasis on the speaking and listening skills and on building/enhancing intercultural competence in LA. The program offers students 9 credit hours that can be transferred to their home institutions.
Both programs provide intensive instruction and immersion in the language and culture through a rigorous academic program that is complemented by an integrated series of films, lectures, clubs, and community service activities.

The Summer 2018 CAMES Arabic Programs will be directed by Dr. Mahmoud Al-Batal, Professor of Arabic at AUB, and will feature an outstanding team of instructors from AUB and other educational institutions in Lebanon, Europe, the US, and the Arab world.

The application deadline is April 10, 2018.

For detailed information about the academic content of the programs, application forms, cost, and financial support available, please visit our website.

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