Imbued with boundless history and unmatched landscapes, Jordan’s reputation certainly precedes it. A powerhouse of economic growth and development, Al-Urdunn is rapidly emerging as one of the most attractive retail markets in the world, and the most developed Arab market outside the Gulf states -- all of which make Jordan an attractive destination to learn Arabic abroad.

With strengthening international commerce and trade agreements with the United States and European Union, the nation has surfaced as a hotbed for those looking to verse themselves in one of history's oldest and most influential languages -- Arabic.

From economics to architecture, Jordan’s unequivocal presence on the world stage should not be understated. Home to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the nation boasts an unprecedented wealth of history, evocative of the Roman Empire and Nabataean kingdom. With a budding cultural hub and social scene to boot, it’s hardly surprising the Middle East’s hidden pocket has become the go-to destination for international travelers.

With 293 million native speakers worldwide and over 30 regional dialects, it is imperative that students assess their personal and professional goals when selecting a language program. From field-based immersion and home-stay courses to intensive semester-long university programs, learning Arabic is not for the faint of heart!

University courses

As with many language programs, tertiary courses provide the most structured option for participants. Though a multitude of study levels are offered for beginners through to monolingual masters, course loads are often intensive, and require enrollment in a long-stay university program. Travelers are advised to contact their home institution for additional details and scholarship options.

Immersion programs

Summer/semester programs offer travelers a myriad of opportunities to learn Arabic in customized field-based settings. Immersed in an Arabic-only environment, course loads are dictated by a combination of classroom instruction, group excursions and home-stay experiences. Though oft less intensive than tertiary-based programs, expenses can run as high as $10,000 USD.

Trials and tribulations, challenges and triumphs -- a trip abroad will illicit it all! Be it costs, duration or language prerequisites, travelers must weigh up their options when selecting the right language program for them.

Qualifications

Whether you’re stumbling through introductions or have the eloquence of a poet, Jordan offers a diverse range of language programs for prospective students. Be aware -- Arabic is not for the faint of heart! Though university-based and external classes tailor to both new and advanced learners, course loads are often intensive and require a long-stay program (8 week - 1 year).

Cultural Immersion

Bordering Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Syria and Israel, Jordan is a melting pot of culture - an ideal location for any language learner! Whether you’re trekking the Wadi Rum, raving by the Dead Sea or unwinding in Ma’in's world renown hot springs, travelers are never too far from a piece of history. Summer students should take advantage of the annual Jerash Festival -- a nine day celebration and synthesis of commerce, art, and culture!

Though arguably cheaper than some of its continental counterparts, the Jordanian capital of Amman is currently ranked the fourth most expensive Middle Eastern city to live in (with home stay programs running as high as $10,000 USD!). While metropolitan regions will invariably offer a greater variety of language programs, travelers pinching pennies should consider learning in a smaller town, or forgoing extra language classes.

Scholarships

The Building Bridges AMBergh Education Scholarship is awarded to students who strive to contribute in the building of understanding between regions, countries, cultures and religions.

Contributed by Bridget Judd

Arabic Language Programs in Jordan

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CET Academic Programs
CET Jordan: Intensive Language
Jordan
27 reviews3 interviews

Want to improve your Arabic fluency by leaps and bounds? CET Jordan...

Wafid Arabic Institute
Wafid Arabic Institute: Summer Intensive Arabic Classes in Jordon
Jordan
2 reviews

-64 hours of in-class Arabic lessons, 12 hours of lesson revision with...

Qasid Arabic Institute
Qasid Arabic Institute Intensive Arabic, All Levels
Jordan
2 reviews

The Qasid Arabic Institute is an intensive course for learners of all...

Zeta International Center
Learn Arabic in Jordan with Zeta International Center
Jordan
1 review

The center aims to advance the communication skills of its...

CET Academic Programs
Pre-College at CET Jordan: Global Perspectives & Intensive Arabic
Jordan

Spend summer in Amman studying Jordan and the Middle East through the...

GEO Study Abroad
Intensive Arabic in Amman
Jordan

Gain a full year of Arabic in just two months! In this eight-week...

Althuraya
Althuraya: Arabic Courses in Amman
Jordan

Even non-speakers of Arabic have much to gain from attending Arabic...

Sabeel Institute
General Purpose Arabic Program in Jordan
Jordan

This program provides students with the material needed to learn the...

AMBergh Education
Study Arabic in Jordan with AMBergh Education
Jordan

AMBergh Education offers two different group course opportunities for...

Language Vacation
Language Vacation: Study Arabic in Jordan
Jordan

Language Vacation offers small group and private Arabic instruction in...

European Academy for Coaching and Languages, EuroCCL
Learn Arabic in Amman, Jordan with EuroCCL
Jordan

Our Program is concentrate on Arabic language studies : Classic or...

Kelsey Arabic Program
Arabic Course Options at 3 Locations in Jordan
Jordan

Kelsey Arabic Program offers full time Arabic instruction for students...

Modern Language Center
Modern Language Center -- Arabic Classes in Amman
Jordan

Modern Language Center in Amman offers high quality small group...

Ewan Institute
Learn Arabic in Jordan at Ewan Institute
Jordan

The Ewan Institute in Amman, Jordan offers several group courses in...

Other Arabic Programs in the Middle East

Not enough options in Jordan? Check out these other Arabic language programs in the Middle East!
  • CET Academic Programs
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    Jordan
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    2 reviews

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  • La Casa Learning Center
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    Palestine
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    The Intensive Arabic Language Program (IALP) provides an intensive...

  • Qasid Arabic Institute
    Qasid Arabic Institute Intensive Arabic, All Levels
    Jordan
    2 reviews

    The Qasid Arabic Institute is an intensive course for learners of all...

  • Arab Academy Profile
    Arabic Language Study in Cairo, Egypt
    Egypt
    1 review1 interview

    Arab Academy's Arabic Language programs are structured around your...

  • The Palestinian Center - Go Palestine
    Study Shami Arabic (Ammiya) in Palestine
    Palestine
    1 review

    The Study Shami Arabic in Palestine program presents a valuable...

  • Zeta International Center
    Learn Arabic in Jordan with Zeta International Center
    Jordan
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    The center aims to advance the communication skills of its...

Tours & Trips in Jordan

Looking for something to do during your time in Jordan? Check out some of these tours and trips!
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    Christian Fellowship Tours & Cruises: Israel Tours (Egypt, Jordan, Malta, Greece, Italy)
    Multiple Countries

    Tour Packages for the Protestant Evangelical. Prepare yourself for a...

  • Expat Explore Travel
    Middle East & Africa Tours
    Multiple Countries

    Explore the Rainbow nation in one epic, tasty, breathtaking, colorful...

  • Encounters Travel
    Jordan on a Shoestring - Tour Amman, Visit the Dead Sea, and more!
    Jordan

    This great value tour of Jordan covers all the major sites including...

  • Experience Jordan
    8 Day Jordan Experience
    Jordan

    This is an 8-day tour visiting and experiencing some of the unique...

  • Dive Aqaba
    2, 3, and 5 Day Diving Package with Dive Aqaba
    Jordan

    Our packages are designed to help you plan your vacation, they can be...

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