Operating under the principle that language learning occurs best when instruction emphasizes full immersion, UW-Madison's Arabic and Persian Immersion Program employs a communicative approach that entails student-centered, performance-based, and context-oriented language teaching. To meet the program goals of integrating reading, writing, listening, and speaking with communication strategies and cultural skills, instructors and students sign a contract agreeing to use the target language exclusively within and outside the classroom. At the end of each level of instruction, students will demonstrate a) greater facility of communication; b) broader understanding of how to engage in the historical and socio-cultural contexts in which the target language is used; and c) expanded individual capabilities in learning how to adapt language skills for life-long learning.Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Intensive Summer Arabic Program
The Intensive Summer Arabic Program at UCLA offers the equivalent of one year of instruction in only eight weeks. Courses offered include beginning, intermediate, and advanced Standard (written) Arabic, and Egyptian Colloquial (spoken) Arabic. The program includes an Arabic film series, a lecture series, concerts, and field trips to places of cultural interest in the Los Angeles area, including Arab restaurants and bookstores.
Arabic Language Residential Option:
Students have the option of participating in the Residential Program which provides room and board for an additional fee. Residents will live in UCLA housing and have access to an Arabic-speaking tutor. Arabic satellite television will also be provided.B) Overseas Arabic Study Programs - In The Middle East*Note: The Only Program Of Arabic Study Abroad For Which You May Receive Transfer Of Credit And Of Your Grades To The University Of Michigan, And Be Eligible To Use U-M Financial Aid, Is The One Listed Below, #3, U-M/CGIS at American University in Cairo. For all other programs of Arabic study abroad, you may receive transfer credit only (must be approved).EGYPTThe Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) offers four programs: Summer-Only, Full-Year (12 months), CASA II and CASA III.
- The Summer and Full-Year programs are designed for graduate and undergraduate students. [For acceptance on Summer and Full Year CASA Program, students must take an entrance examination, generally designed for those who have completed a minimum of two years of Arabic study, usually in early February].
- The CASA II program aims to provide further opportunities for CASA fellows, who have completed the CASA Full-Year program within the past five years, to continue to enhance their language skills and advance their Arabic-based research in Egypt.
- The CASA III program is designed to meet the linguistic and research needs of professors with specialization in Middle Eastern Studies.
- All four programs consist of intensive language, culture, and specialized area studies, with 12 to 20 hours per week of classroom instruction plus homework. In 2009-2010, 5 summer and 24 Full-Year federally-funded fellowships were awarded.
- A series of lectures, tours, and visits to places of historical interest, both in and outside Cairo form an integral part of the CASA programs. Efforts are made to provide opportunities for CASA participants to interact with their Egyptian counterparts and experience life in Egypt to the fullest extent. *There is also a CASA Program in Damascus, information about it is available on the same website.
Summer-study (Beginning of June - End of July) or Fall and/or Spring Semesters.
Since the inception of what is now the Arabic Language Institute in the 1970s, this program has attracted students from the United States, Africa, Asia and Europe, offering intensive courses in both modern standard and Egyptian colloquial Arabic. Each year, more than one hundred students travel to Egypt from dozens of countries around the world to enroll in the Arabic Language Institute of the American University in Cairo. Their backgrounds and interests are as varied as the countries they represent. They, however, share one common desire - the desire to learn Arabic in the best possible setting from the best instructors anywhere as they discover the mystery of Cairo, "the Mother of the World."
**NOTE: As noted above, there is now an option for students to register for AUC programs through the U-M OIP (Office of International Programs), which allows transfer of credit and grades, and which also allows you to apply for regular financial aid arrangements. See below for details. Students may also apply independently to AUC, for transfer credit only.3. Univ. of Michigan CGIS, (Center for Global and Intercultural Study/Office of International Programs), American University, CairoEarly June - Mid July
University of Michigan program through AUC. Students can pursue Arabic study through ALI (see above), or other coursework. Includes options for either Summer study or Academic Year study.
Cairo ALI (Arabic Language Institute)
Curriculum: Specialized courses on arts in the Arab world. See flier for details.
Website: http://www.aucegypt.edu/intstudents/IPO/ShortTerms/Documents/IPO-Arts%20In%20Cairo%20E-Announcement-3.pdf*Not a university program, but may in some instances be approved for transfer credit to U-M if contact hours and course material covered/syllabi are documented and presented to NES faculty for evaluation.*
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The International Language Institute (ILI) was established in 1977, in the El-Sahafeyeen neighborhood in Cairo, and is affiliated with the UK-based International House Worldwide Organization of Language Schools. A modern lively approach to teaching Arabic is used, with teachers who are not only qualified but are also native speakers. The advantages of this program, in addition to its high quality of instruction, is that it has a diverse/international student ****, and that it offers courses on a more flexible basis than some of the university/semester-based programs.