Intensive Course – on site (Beirut/Amman)

Intensive Course – on site (Beirut/Amman)

The intensive Arabic programmes are organised by the Department of Arabic, Medieval and Modern Studies (Département des Études Arabes, Médiévales et Modernes / DEAMM de l’Institut Français du Proche-Orient) at Ifpo, under the responsibility of Pauline Koetschet (Director of DEAMM) and Abdul-Hammeed al-Kayyali (pedagogical coordinator). They are aimed at people who wish to deepen their knowledge of the Arabic language and culture on a personal or professional level (students, defense staff, journalists, NGOs, etc.). Each year, the intensive Arabic language courses at Ifpo welcome trainees from all over the world.

Ifpo organizes four intensive sessions: two sessions located in Amman (July-September 2021) and two sessions located in Beirut (July-September 2021) .

Ifpo’s intensive courses offer in-depth language and cultural training to trainees (students or non-students) who have already taken an academic or assimilated literal Arabic language course (MSA / fushâ) corresponding to one of the following profiles:

  • Profile 1 = advanced: between 400 and 600 hours of Arabic (MSA) at least (from 3 years of Arabic)
  • Profile 2 = intermediate: between 250 and 400 hours of Arabic (MSA) (+/- 2 years of Arabic)
  • Profile 3 = post beginner: between 150 and 250 hours of Arabic (+/- 1 year of Arabic/MSA)

Ifpo does not offer courses to beginners in literal Arabic (MSA).

Programs delivered according to levels

Profile 1


Profile 2


Profile 3


Practice of language MSA

9 hours

Practice of language MSA

17  hours

Practice of language MSA

19  hours

Arabic grammar 3 h Arabic grammar 6 h Arabic grammar 6 h
Written expression et comprehension 2 h Written expression et comprehension 4 h Written expression et comprehension 5 h
Oral expression et comprehension 2 h Oral expression et comprehension 5 h Oral expression et comprehension 5 h
Presentations and debates 2 h Reading/dictation 2 h Reading/dictation 3 h
Written & audiovisual press  MSA

6  hours

Written & audiovisual press  MSA

4  hours

Written press  MSA

2  hours

Audio-visual press 2 h Audio-visual press 2 h Initiation to the written press 2 h
Written press 2 h Written press 2 h
Social Issues 2 h
History & literature  MSA

6  hours





Modern literature 2 h
Classic literature 2 h
Modern history 2 h

Arabic dialect

Syro-libanese or Jordanian dialect   4  hours


Arabic dialect

Syro-libanese or Jordanian dialect  

4  hours


Arabic dialect

Syro-libanese or Jordanian dialect   4  hours




Terms and Conditions for Applying

Candidates for the online Arabic courses  must send their  enrollment application by e-mail to the following address:

The file submitted must necessarily include:

It is fundamental that the test be carried out according to the formulated conditions: 3 hours, dictionary authorized. Attention, if the candidate fails to finish his test under the conditions of time (3h), he must send it as is. Anyway, the accepted candidates will be tested on their arrival, during pre-re-entry days: oral tests (literal and dialectal), and this in order to divide them into groups of levels. If the trainee is a beginner in dialectal, he will only be tested in MSA.

Warning! the number of places is limited in Beirut as in Amman and the number

of requests is important, we advise you to send us your application file (by email) as soon as


Incomplete applications will be refused

Equipe enseignante des stages de Beyrouth 2018 / Teaching team of Beirut Arabic Courses 2018Tuitions fees

The amount paid will not be refunded in case of withdrawal, except for medical or professional reasons (duly justified). If payment of the full registration fees is not made by the dates indicated, Ifpo authorizes you to cancel your registration.

Payments are made according to Ifpo payment terms specific to each country (please read the payment terms, available below for download). Bank transfer remains the simplest and fastest method of payment, the Ifpo bank account in France. You can download the Ifpo RIB (IBAN) below.

Réception de clôture du stage intensif de juillet 2018 Beyrouth / Closing reception of the intensive course July 2018 Beirut



Pauline Koetschet

Director of DEAMM

E-mail :

Tel : + 961- 1- 420 291 /292/293/298

Institut Français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo)

Rue de Damas