Arabic Language Institute

Institution: American Islamic College (AIC), Chicago, IL
Dates: June 25-August 10, 2018 (seven-week intensive) M-F, 10am-2pm
Application Deadline: June 20, 2018
Levels Offered: Beginner and Intermediate
Tuition: Varies (contact registrar for more information)
Housing Availability: Limited number of gender-separated AIC dorm rooms (with common kitchens and showers) available on campus

Synopsis: AIC’s Arabic Language Institute is offering two levels of intensive Arabic this summer at the Introductory and Intermediate levels, both with 140 contact hours which satisfies FLAS funding requirements. Each level covers two semesters or one academic year of university Arabic study equivalent to 8 credits.

Description: Classes for both levels meet 4 hours per day, 5 days per week for a total of seven weeks. Some extra-curricular activities are planned, including supplementary sessions devoted to Quranic recitation and calligraphy. Curriculum is built around gaining reading and writing proficiency with a view to acquiring the tools for interacting with Islamic texts. While the communicative aspects of Arabic are not ignored, our teaching focuses on literary Arabic and is not designed to enhance abilities in colloquial Arabic of any particular region. Non-AIC students wishing to take the Intermediate level will be subject to a proficiency test.

Tuition costs: (Not including $75 non-refundable registration fee & the costs of materials.)

  • Introductory Level:  $3,000 + $75 registration fee for non-AIC students
  • Intermediate Level:  $3,500

Housing costs: (Not including a $500 refundable deposit.)

  • Single occupancy: $500/month
  • Double occupancy: $350/month

For further information regarding the Summer Intensive Course please contact:

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