Wafid Arabic Institute employs active-learning strategies and learner-centered pedagogy, accommodating students from all walks of life and in different phases of their educational and professional careers. Wafid’s programs and curriculums are prepared in cooperation with our sister organization Noorart (USA), which has over twenty years of experience in curriculums for non-native speakers in the West. In building our program, we’ve considered important concepts from the classical approach of learning languages, in addition to the educational standards of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
In order to enhance the learning experience of our students, Wafid builds educational partnerships with prominent institutions across the globe. Our current association with Zarqa University and Philadelphia University strengthens our program with academic rigour and diverse perspectives.
Our diverse catalog ranges from courses in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) to Ammiya (Colloquial Arabic) and Supplementary Courses (e.g. Arabic for Specific Purposes). With an array of distinctive courses you can choose your own path to learning this incredible language. Our course in Ammiya specializes in imparting the Jordanian dialect of the Arabic language, also known as Levantine Arabic, while the Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) courses focus on learning the contemporary Arab discourse. We offer dedicated, intensive courses with an integrated curriculum in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Ammiya to provide you a thorough understanding of the language. Additionally, we also offer private tutoring and customizable group studies to address the specific needs of each student or group. At the same time, you will also have the opportunity to simultaneously enroll in our supplementary courses like Arabic Calligraphy and Tajweed to have a well-rounded and holistic learning experience. We offer Semester Program (Long Term Courses) starting every spring, summer and Fall to accommodate your specific scheduling needs.
You can find more information about each of these programs in the links provided in the sidebar.
Our core programs are designed for students who are 18 years old and above. We also offer special courses for teenagers who are between 14 to 17 years old. Please contact us for more details.
Semester Program (Long Term Courses)
- 14 weeks (approximately 3.5 months) and a total of 240 contact/classroom hours for spring and fall semester.
- 8 weeks (approximately 2 months) and a total of 160 contact/classroom hours for summer semester.
This flagship program of Wafid Arabic Institute is designed to help you study, in-depth, the many nuances of the Modern Standard Arabic, the language as it is spoken in the contemporary discourse of the Arab region. In order to immerse our students in an exceptionally cultural and practical learning experience with the native speakers, our coursework includes plenty of extracurricular activities, vacations and field trips to prominent locations of Jordan.
Monthly Intensive Courses
Duration: 4 weeks (approximately one month) and a total of 80 contact/classroom hours.
In addition to the Quarterly Program (Short Term/Semester), Wafid Arabic Institute offers Monthly Intensive Courses that accommodate students with limited time and busy schedules, who are willing to put forth the extra effort required in a more intensive course. At the end of the course, you will also have the option to move up to our Quarterly program after taking a short placement exam to test your proficiency.
Levels of Study
Our curriculum is comprised of 7 levels of proficiency, starting with absolute beginners and progressing up to more advanced levels. These levels are set according to the standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
In order to ensure you are well-prepared, we have provided an hourly breakdown required for each level of the coursework in the table below.
Wafid: Level No.
|Wafid: Description||Wafid: Hour/Level||CEFR: European Levels||ACTFL: American Levels|
|1||Beginner 1||240 hrs.||
|Novice Low – Novice Mid|
|Beginner 2||A1.2||Novice Mid – Novice High|
|Intermediate 1||240 hrs.||
|Intermediate Low – Intermediate Mid|
|Intermediate 2||B1||Intermediate Mid – Intermediate High|
|Advanced 1||240 hrs.||
|Advanced Low – Advanced Mid|
|Advanced Mid – Advanced High|
|Distinguished||320 hrs.||C2||Distinguished – Approaching Superior|