The IAS program allots 400 hours to teaching Arabic. 300 hours are dedicated to Spoken Arabic, and 100 hours are dedicated to Formal Arabic (MSA). In Modern Standard Arabic we offer 2 courses: Beginners and Advanced.
The dialect taught at IAS is the Palestinian dialect and is similar to the other Levantine dialects – Syrian, Lebanese, and Jordanian.
The IAS includes a distinguished faculty of educators that contribute to our contemporary approach to teaching. We have qualified academic professionals with experience in teaching Arabic – some of them are native Arabic speakers while others have resided for long periods of time in Arabic and English speaking environments.
Arabic language studies are facilitated in conjunction with a website, designed to work as a private language laboratory that enables students to listen to Arabic during study hours outside of class. The website presents authentic cultural topics and situations, working in context and preparing students for real-life language encounters through understanding linguistic and cultural codes. Students will study the units of the website step by step and practice speaking with the teacher in class based on what they have learned.