Intensive Arabic Program ( IAP)
Intensive Arabic Program Admission
Intensive Arabic Program (IAP) is a two-year program with a total of eight courses (two courses per semester). IAP concentrates on reading, writing, and listening Arabic; it focuses on Arabic basic conversation skills.
The course is open to everyone and while there are no admission prerequisites, those not fluent in reading Arabic script are required to complete the Arabic 100 program before joining the Intensive Arabic.
You can view the curriculum for IAP here.
Admissions are open all year long.
IAP Semester Sessions
There are two semesters per year; the Fall semester begins from September and the Spring semester starts from March.
Nevertheless, an IAP semester is divided to two sessions; Session 1 and Session 2. The duration of each session is 2.5 months and contains one IAP ARB course. Therefore, it can be summarized as, during one semester of IAP you enroll in and study two courses.
IAP ARB 100 (Pre-beginners)
ARB 100 is a 6-month course designed for those who do not know how to read the Arabic script.
This course does not follow the 2.5 month IAP sessions.
The course develops Arabic reading and writing skills gradually and logically without requiring the learner to memorize all 28 letters of the alphabet and their 112 variations before learning to read and write. It has been modified with English explanations and presentations to further simplify the learning process for the adult English speakers.
For more details regarding ARB 100, you may visit the course description here.
Do you need to enroll in ARB 100?
If you are a complete beginner to Arabic or not fluent in reading Arabic script (e.g., you have trouble reading the Quran), you will be required to complete the Arabic 100 program before joining the Intensive Arabic Program.
- Kindly register yourself by creating an account here.
- Once your account is created, an email will be sent to you to activate your account within eight hours. Please check your email Inbox/Spam/Junk box for the same.
- Afterward, you will be required to upload a scanned copy of your:
- Color passport-size photo
- Your photo ID (Passport/national ID card).
You can do this by going here.
Hereupon, you will be required to wait for your admission confirmation email from the registrar. This may take a few days.
4) Upon receiving the acceptance email, proceed to pay the fees. Easy instructions will be sent with the acceptance email.
After you have paid your fee, you may proceed to enroll in the semester.
Please note: Once you pay your fees and enroll in your semester, that will be your first semester and starting point of your program.
Click here and select your country of residence to see the course fee.
These are the only fees we charge per semester. The course is tuition-free and the course material is also provided free of cost.