Beginners I - July 6th – July 29th, 2020
Registration deadline: May 31st, 2020
Beginners II - August 4th – 27th, 2020
Registration deadline: June 30th, 2020
The Arabic Language Program awards 5 academic credits.
Classes meet four days a week for five hours each day. In order to provide an opportunity for students to actually speak Arabic and immerse themselves in the culture, an academic tour will be offerd on the fifth day to locations of interest in various Arab communities in Israel, such as:
The Old City of Acre (Akko): from walking along the impressive walls of Acre and the Templars' tunnel to a visit in the 'Hamam el-Basha' (the great 18th century bath house).
Druze Villages in the Golan Heights: to experience the unique culture and daily life of traditional Druze villages. Students will visit a Druze family in their home and learn about their fascinating history and religion.
Study Tour in Jerusalem: students will visit the Temple Mount, a holy site for Jews, Christians, and Muslims, with a lecture given by an Islamic archaeology expert. An additional visit to the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem will enrich students' knowledge and experience of this important field.
The courses focus on acquiring vocabulary and grammar skills using everyday topics and daily situations. They equip learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Levantine Arabic in a broad range of situations.
Students receive individual help from University of Haifa students who are native Arabic speakers.
For a detailed syllabus see our Course Catalog.
Each summer we offer a wide range of social activities, including trips, lectures, and celebrations. Participation is optional.
Tuition and Fees
For Intensive Arabic Language Program tuition and fees, please click here
Scholarships and Financial Aid
For information regarding scholarships and financial aid, please click here.
Students are welcome to live in the dormitory facilities on campus.
The Intensive Levantine Colloquial Course is open to all students above the age of 18 with a high school diploma, as well as adult learners. Please click here for application process and deadlines. No prior knowledge of the lanugage is required for the Beginners I course. Prerequisites for the Beginners II program are that you have prior-knowlege of spoken Arabic or have completed the Beginners I program.
*Program will only open with a minimum of 15 people