Qasid Arabic Institute Intensive Arabic, All Levels

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Students at Qasid Arabic Institute taking a cultural field trip to Petra, Jordan
Students at Qasid Arabic Institute taking a cultural field trip to Petra, Jordan

About

The Qasid Arabic Institute is an intensive course for learners of all levels wishing to excel in Arabic. The academic quarters are about three months long (for winter, spring, and fall) and nine weeks in the summer. Five core levels of instruction are offered, focusing on the specific needs of beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Reading, writing, listening, and speaking are taught in classrooms of about eight students. Our instructors are well qualified, and our curriculum is innovative and attentive to each student.

Starting at a base rate of $2,645 per term (lasting 11-12 weeks), our program provides a more comprehensive approach to Arabic language studies than other programs. We also provide discounts for pre-paying for additional terms, as well as booking in groups of 2 to 8.

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Reviews

85%
based on 2 reviews
  • Instruction 9
  • Support 7
  • Fun 6
  • Housing 7.5
  • Value 7.5
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Eva
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A more independent Jordan option

The Qasid institute is an excellent option if you're a (American) college student hoping to get credits (transferred through CSU SB) for your study abroad semester/quarter, but not looking to break the bank! Qasid per week of study is about 1/5 the price of a regular US-led study abroad program. The cost you're not paying involves the responsibility that falls on you to deal with social & personal & logistical in-country details - you can find housing on your own or live in Qasid's dorms, but I got myself an apartment and have found it a cheaper and better option. Qasid puts in very little effort to cultivate a social scene, so while various cultural immersion activities are offered your social life should be self-driven. If you're dedicated to shaping your own life in Amman and having fun, however, you'll do great!

What would you improve about this program?
Qasid should put more effort into integrating the various cliques of students who come into the program (particularly by country) to break down the walls between students.
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Brandon
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Good place to learn Arabic, but needs more immersion

Qasid Arabic Institute has great instruction from great staff. There were six levels of the Modern Standard Arabic class and Qasid also offered Classical Arabic and Diplomacy tracks as well. The courses really help you advance. One think I found lacking though was immersion opportunities to make friends and practice the local language in addition to Modern Standard Arabic. However, this may reflect more on the area than the specific program.

What would you improve about this program?
I would create immersion opportunities.

About Qasid Arabic Institute

The Qasid Institute for Arabic is reputed as one of the leading centers in the Middle East for Arabic language learning. Our comprehensive curriculum covers different skill levels, from beginner to expert. Our classes take place at a recently...