Arabic language instruction at King’s Academy ranks among the region’s best and most comprehensive. Arabic Summer at King’s Academy caters to different levels of backgrounds and abilities in the Arabic language and includes both boarding and day programs, depending on which track is chosen. Specific focus is directed at teaching functional Arabic and skills essential for reading, writing and holding conversations.
Students spend five hours each day in a combination of academic class work and cultural activities. There are separate classes for heritage and non-heritage speakers:
Arabic as a Second Language for heritage speakers: The aim of this course is to teach basic Arabic language skills (reading, writing, listening and conversation) through a variety of activities and interesting methods that enables students to implement what they have learned in their daily life situations.
Arabic as a Second Language for non-heritage speakers: Specifically designed to teach students both formal written Arabic and conversational spoken Arabic in an enjoyable atmosphere.
Arabic (A-Level review): This course prepares students for studying Arabic literature, translation and continuous writing, and helps them achieve the confidence and success they are aiming for.
June 30 to July 25 (four weeks)
Offered as a boarding program for US $4,000 (2,860 JD) and as a day program for US $2,800 (2,002 JD). For boarding students, the program includes afternoon activities, evening study hall and meals. There is an additional fee of US $300 (215 JD) for weekend activities.
“My Arabic has improved inside and outside the classroom, by practicing colloquial with my friends. It’s been a tremendous experience and dorm life here is excellent. Interacting with different cultures has been great. You essentially build a family.”