Intensive Arabic Programm

Intensive Arabic Program 2020 (Beirut and Amman). 

General Overview

The intensive Arabic programmes are organised by IFPO’s department for Medieval and Modern Arabic Studies (Département des Études Arabes, Médiévales et Modernes / DEAMM de l’Institut Français du Proche-Orient) under the responsibility of Pauline Koetschet (Fellow researcher, Director of DEAMM). 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, Ifpo’s intensive Arabic language courses welcome trainees from all over the world.

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).

Stage intensif juillet 2018 Beyrouth / Arabic course July 2018 Beirut

In 2020, 2 intensive programs are open for inscription. 

 

An exceptional online course in July 2020. 

Due to the exceptional situation created by  COVID-19, Ifpo cannot hold face-to-face instruction programmes in its premisses in Beirut nor Amman throughout the month of July 2020.  However, drawing on the experience that we have gained since the beginning of the crisis on distance learning, we have developed an  alternative online offer. The fees have been modified.

 

A few words about this exceptional online session. 

The courses are given in Arabic by Lebanese, Jordanian and Syrian teachers whose Arabic is the mother tongue and has a solid experience of teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Students are placed according to their level in small groups (6 to 10 persons) and receive 15 hours of classes per week for 4 weeks. Exceptionally, this offer includes private courses as well: 5 hours of individual classes a week, and 10 hours of collective classes. Two days prior to the beginning of the course, the students accepted are evaluated orally in MSA. These tests, which take place during the pre-entry, allow students to be placed into groups of level in both MSA and dialect. Syrian-Lebanese or Jordanian dialect (grammar and expression) teaching is also offered (beginner level accepted), as an individual course.

Collective classes

The collective courses will take place between 9 a.m to 11 a.m (Beirut time) / between 8 a.m to 10 a.m and distributed as follows:

Grammar MSA 3 hours
Media (print and broadcast) 3 hours
Written expression 2 hours
Oral expression 2 hours

Individual classes

Oral expression 2 hours
Dialect/press/grammar/written expression/oral expression/modern literature 3 hours (these courses can be mixed)

The course will take place from the 1st of July until the 29th (Week end: Saturday / Sunday).

download the calendar for the Arabic online courses of July 2020.

Tuitions fees

The registration fee is 950 euros (€) for this course. Tuition fees must be paid in full no later than 15th June 2020. 

download the tuition fees for the Arabic online courses of July 2020.

download the RIB-Swift IFPO.

 

An online course in September 2020

A Few Words about  Autumn CoursesStage intensif juillet 2017 Beyrouth / Arabic course July 2017 Beirut

The courses are given in Arabic by Lebanese, Jordanian and Syrian teachers whose Arabic is the mother tongue and has a solid experience of teaching Arabic as a foreign language.

Students are placed according to their level in small groups (maximum 12 people) and receive 15 hours of classes per week for 4 weeks. This offer includes private lessons: 5 hours of private lessons, and 10 hours of group lessons.

The students accepted are evaluated orally in MSA on August 26 . These tests, which take place during the pre-entry, allow students to be placed into groups of level in MSA . Syrian-Lebanese or Jordanian dialect (grammar and expression) teaching is also offered (beginner’s level accepted), as an individual course.

Collective classes

The collective courses will take place between 9 a.m to 11 a.m (Beirut time) / between 8 a.m to 10 a.m (Paris time) and distributed as follows:

Grammar MSA 3 hours
Media (print and broadcast) 3 hours
Written expression 2 hours
Oral expression 2 hours

Individual classes

Oral expression 2 hours
Dialect/press/grammar/written expression/oral expression/modern literature 3 hours (these courses can be mixed)

The course will take place from the 3rd of September until the 30th of September.

download the calendar for the Arabic online courses of September 2020.

Stage intensif juillet 2017 Beyrouth / Arabic course July 2017 Beirut

Terms and Conditions for Applying

Candidates for the online Arabic courses  must send their  enrolment application no later than 05th of August 2020 , by e-mail to the following address:  cours.arabe@ifporient.org

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

possible.

Incomplete applications will be refused

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

The registration fee is 950 euros (€) for this course. Tuition fees must be paid in full no later than 10th  of August 2020. 

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

 

Contact

Pauline Koetschet

Director of DEAMM

E-mail : cours.arabe.ifpo@gmail.com

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

Institut Français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo)

Rue de Damas

BP 11-1424, Beirut, Lebanon