Intensive Course – on site

Intensive Course – on site

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 students from all over the world.

Ifpo organizes two intensive sessions on site: one in Amman (Jordan) and another one in Beirut .

Intensive course in July on site in Amman (Jordan) :

From Thursday July 1 to Saturday July 31, 2021.On June 21 and 22, the students who have been accepted pass an oral exam in MSA and  dialect.

Intensive course in September on site in Beirut (Lebanon) :

From Friday 3 to Thursday 30 September 2021 . On August 26 and 27, the students who have been accepted pass an oral exam in MSA and  dialect.

A few words about the intensive courses:

The courses are given in Arabic by Lebanese, Jordanian and Syrian teachers who are native speakers and have 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 14 hours of classes per week for 4 weeks. This offer includes  4 hours of individual classes a week, and 10 hours of collective classes.  Before the beginning of the session, the students who have been accepted pass an oral exam in MSA and  dialect.

Collective classes

The collective courses will be distributed as follows:

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


Individual classes

Oral expression 1 hour
Dialect/press/grammar/written expression/oral expression/modern literature/translation 3 hours (these courses can be mixed)


Conditions for Applying

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

The file must be transmitted:

  • for the July course: no later than June 10, 2021 (deadline).
  • for the September course: no later than July 30, 2021 (deadline).

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.


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 tuition for the Arabic intensive course amounts to 1 075 € (euros) and must be paid in full :

no later than June 15, 2021 (for the July session)

– no later than August 15, 2021 (for the September session)

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

BP 11-1424, Beirut, Lebanon