Study Shami Arabic (Ammiya) in Palestine

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The Study Shami Arabic in Palestine program presents a valuable opportunity for those who want to learn and study Shami Arabic (Levantine Arabic, also known as Ammiya) and practice it with people in Palestine.

Shami Arabic is spoken by nearly 42 million people in four Arab countries: Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria. The Shami is the most easily understandable dialect for people of the Gulf, or Arab countries in the northernmost areas of the African continent, such as Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, and Libya. You will be able to communicate to a large audience of people by learning the Shami dialect.

The Study Shami Arabic in Palestine Program presents an optimal opportunity for acquiring Arabic skills. You are provided with all the learning materials you will need, and you will be taught by our experienced and qualified teachers.

  • The Palestinian Center maintains a staff of teachers who are fluent in Arabic and English.
  • The instructors are skilled in teaching Arabic as a second language.
  • The course gives you the flexibility to determine the start and end dates for your program schedule.
  • Classes may be arranged from one week up to three months.
  • The Palestinian Center will arrange your living quarters with either a Palestinian host family or at our dorm in Hebron.

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My name is Francesco and I am a Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Derby, England. I decided to come to Palestine and Hebron particularly because I am interested in the politics of the place as well as the Arabic language. I had also visited Palestine on previous occasions and I was impressed by its friendly people and beautiful cities. Despite the negative stereotypes you might have heard about Palestine and Hebron in particular, it is a really safe place and an ideal environment to study Levantine Dialect.
My experience at the Palestinian centre has been very positive. I have taken the Intensive Arabic Course and I have seen great improvements in my language skills. I have spent only 2 weeks in Palestine this summer, but I would like to return later on for a longer period. The centre organizes interesting activities every day, so the programmes are also a great chance to learn more about the people of Hebron, Palestinian-Israeli relations and life under occupation. As someone that works in education, I am convinced that Go Palestine and the Excellence Centre offer a great formative experience for those interested in the Arabic language and in the culture, politics and history of Palestine

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