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Ali Baba International Center

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Queen Rania Street , Amman (view map)
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About Ali Baba International Center

Ali Baba International Center (ABIC) is a leading language institute in Jordan devoted to teaching Arabic Language to students from all around the world. The center offers different types of immersion programs throughout the year. A typical program may consist of a language course, comfortable accommodation, rich extracurricular activities, and guided-tours to the major tourist attractions of Jordan. Courses are taught by experienced Jordanian teachers with solid teaching experience. ABIC has attracted students from many countries. A short list of these countries include the USA, Canada, Brazil, England, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Ocarina, Australia, Japan, Korea, China, South Africa, Poland, Hungry, Ireland, Greece, Germany, Turkey, Armenia, Norway, Switzerland, Austria, India, Cyprus, Indonesia, Chile, Netherlands, among others.

Additional Services

  • Airport/Station transfer
  • Student counselling
  • Visa support

Accommodation

  • Host family accommodation
  • Own apartment
  • In hotel/guesthouse
  • On campus

Work and Further Studies

  • Student legally permitted to work / earn money during course
  • Further academic studies available on campus
  • Language and Au pair study
  • Work experience / internship with local companies

Courses

General Arabic

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Group courses : 1-month standard courses

1-month group courses are organized throughout the year. In principle, a monthly course starts on the first Sunday of the month and ends on the last Thursday of the month. An outlined description of monthly courses is given below:

1. Number of Hours: A monthly course covers 80 contact hours of modern standard Arabic (MSA), which is equal to 4 credit hours in most credit-based universities. Students wishing to stay for a shorter period of time (1,2,3 weeks) may still apply for the monthly course, at a lower rate, and leave before its end date.

2. Levels: Three language levels are offered each month. The levels are: the beginners level, the intermediate level, and the advanced level. The three levels may get subdivided into sub-levels depending on number of enrolled students. The four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are covered at varying degrees in each level. A student will have to sit for a placement test on the first day of the course to determine the class he or she should join.

3. Textbooks: Different international and local textbooks are used. Textbooks include ‘Al-Asas for Teaching Arabic for Non-Native Speakers: I,II,III’ and ‘Al-Kitaab Series’ (Alif Baa, Al-Kitaab I,II,III). The textbooks are supplemented by other materials and activities.

4. Dates: Twelve monthly group courses are offered each year. The start dates of the monthly courses are as follows: Jan 5th, Feb 2nd, March 2nd, April 6th, May 4th, June 1st, June 29h, Aug 3rd, Aug 31st, Sep 28th, November 2nd, and Nov 30th.


Arabic Academic preparation

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: General 15-25 hrs/wk

Group courses : 3-month term courses

Four 3-month term courses are offered each year. An outlined description of term courses is below:

1. Number of Hours: A term course covers 240 contact hours modern standard Arabic (MSA), which could be equalized to 12 credit hours in most credit-based universities.

2. Levels: Three language levels are offered each month. The levels are: the beginners level, the intermediate level, and the advanced level. The three levels may get subdivided into sub-levels depending on number of enrolled students. A student will have to sit for a placement test on the first day of the course to determine the class he or she should join.

3. Textbooks: Different international and local textbooks are used. Textbooks include ‘Al-Asas for Teaching Arabic for Non-Native Speakers: I,II,III’ and ‘Al-Kitaab Series’ (Alif Baa, Al-Kitaab I,II,III). The textbooks are supplemented by other materials and activities.

4. Dates: The following four term courses are offered every year:

 Winter term course : Jan 5th - March 27th , 2014.

 Spring term course : April 6th - June 26th, 2014.

 Summer term course : June 29th - Sep 25th, 2014.

 Fall term course : Sep 28th - Dec 25th, 2014.


Professional Arabic

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This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Language for professional purposes

Group of students or professionals may request a special and a private course to suit their needs. The center will organize the required course for the group based on their requirements and backgrounds. Such courses are given special attention by the center in terms of quality of instruction and fees. The group may also request their special course to be a part of a whole immersion package program.


Tailor made Arabic courses

85% 1 Review

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Levels: Advanced, Basic, Intermediate

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Tailor made courses

Group of students or professionals may request a special and a private course to suit their needs. The center will organize the required course for the group based on their requirements and backgrounds. Such courses are given special attention by the center in terms of quality of instruction and fees. The group may also request their special course to be a part of a whole immersion package program.


Arabic Summer Courses

85% 2 Reviews

This course is for students aged: 16-70

Class Sizes: Large, 11-20 students, Medium, 6-10 students, One-to-One, Small, 2-5 students

Weekly Hours: Relaxed 10-15 hrs/wk, General 15-25 hrs/wk, Intensive 25+ hrs/wk

Group courses : 2-month summer courses

Four 2-month summer courses are offered each year. An outlined description of term courses is below:

1. Number of Hours: A 2-month summer course covers 160 contact hours of modern standard Arabic (MSA), which could be equalized to 8 credit hours in most credit-based universities.

2. Levels: Three language levels are offered : the beginners level, the intermediate level, and the advanced level. The three levels may get subdivided into sub-levels depending on number of enrolled students. A student will have to sit for a placement test on the first day of the course to determine the class he or she should join.

6. Textbooks: Different international and local textbooks are used. Textbooks include ‘Al-Asas for Teaching Arabic for Non-Native Speakers: I,II,III’ and ‘Al-Kitaab Series’ (Alif Baa, Al-Kitaab I,II,III). The textbooks are supplemented by other materials and activities.

3. Dates: The following `summer courses are offered every year:

 May-Jun summer course: May 4th - Jun 26th , 2014.

 Jun-July summer course : Jun 1st - July 24th, 2014.

 July-Aug summer course: Jun 29th - Aug 28th, 2014.

 Aug-Sep summer course : Aug 3rd - Sep 25th, 2014.

Brochures

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Ali Baba International Center

Micronesia, Federated States of   

studied Tailor made Arabic courses

Increadibly rewarding!!

I first came because it was the school that offered most information and made, in fact, everything easy. I was impressed by the service and the quality. The fact that they have such good teachers and are there to help you, completely aware of the needs of international students, was amazing. Another great fact was the school´s availability to accommodate private classes. The place is very nice and the neighborhood is quite animated. I very much enjoyed the group activities; wish I had more of them!

My experience with the teacher was great. I was really impressed by her preparation and her knowledge. Nariman is truly a great teacher and I was very, very lucky to have her teaching me in Spanish!

Overall, I had and excellent experience and I recommend everyone looking for Arabic classes to go to Amman directly to Ali Baba :)

posted 5 years ago

Ali Baba International Center

United States Minor Outlying Islands   

studied Arabic Summer Courses

Amazing immersion, can't wait to return

The classes were fantastic. We did 4 hours a day of MSA in a group of about 8 or 10 people, and I also took private colloquial languages. My teacher, Arwa, had a great personality and a lot of patience. We studied texts that helped us improve our understanding of Jordanian culture while we learned Arabic. The location of the course was great. Because it's across the street from the university, there are many students studying in the Gloria Jean's coffee shop in the same building. It's a fun experience to go do homework in that cafe. The facilities were state-of-the-art. I was impressed at the wifi, the abundance of computers, and the light, airy classrooms. The dorm room (in the sakan barakat lltalibat) was also very nice. It had air conditioning, ensuite kitchenette and bathroom, and wifi. The only thing that I thought could be improved was the activities. I wish there had been more activities arranged by Ali Baba. During my time there (which was Ramadan so perhaps that made things more difficult for the organizers), we had only one activity arranged by the school. Another student did all of the arrangements for our trip to Wadi Rum and Aqaba, someone else made arrangements to go to Jerash, and someone else made arrangements for Palestine. I think it would have been nice to have pre-planned trips like this because we were all nervous trying to organize things while visiting the country for the first time and not really speaking Arabic. However, I absolutely recommend this program. My Arabic improved during my time in Amman to the point where I understand almost everything people say to me, and I can express most of the things I want to say in any context. I wish that the colloquial Arabic was more of a focus, but the private lessons were great for this. This program was phenomenal. Amazing. I want to go back as soon as I can!

posted 5 years ago

Ali Baba International Center

United States Minor Outlying Islands   

studied Arabic Summer Courses

Great Learning Opportunity

My experience at Ali Baba was very pleasant. It was a great foundation for strengthening my Arabic language skills. The center and faculty were very welcoming and truly cared for the betterment of their students. I really enjoyed the diverse community that Ali Baba brought. I made friends with people from all over the world. The location of the center was ideal, being across from the University of Jordan and a short taxi ride from downtown Amman. One of my favorite aspects about my stay at Ali Baba was the knowledge gained in regards to Arab culture. I believe culture is just as important as the language and learned so much about it from my teachers, the locals, cultural outings, and my overall stay in Jordan. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to strengthen their knowledge of language and culture while growing and becoming a part of a wonderful community.

posted 5 years ago

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