American Association of Teachers of Arabic

CAMES Summer Arabic Program 2011

The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut will be holding an intensive summer Arabic program from June 27 until August 12, 2011 (seven weeks). The program offers intensive Modern Standard Arabic instruction at seven different levels: Introductory, High Introductory, Low Intermediate, Intermediate, High Intermediate, Advanced and Superior. The typical daily workload includes five hours of MSA and one hour of Lebanese dialect, followed by lectures, field trips, clubs and movies which are integrated into the program. Students should also expect at least four hours of homework each day. The total of 186 classroom hours is the equivalent of 9 credit hours at AUB, which may be transferred to other universities.

The program uses the Georgetown Arabic language textbooks by Brustad, al-Batal, and al-Tonsi and other supplementary materials.

The application deadline is March 30, 2011. Applications may be downloaded from:   
The breakdown of fees for the program in summer 2011 is as follows:
Tuition for Modern Standard Arabic (obligatory): $4,212
Additional fees for optional services include:
Health Insurance: $143
Sports Facilities: $50

Accommodation (on AUB campus):       
$705 (private)
$533 (semi-private)
$439 (double)
For further information about the program, please check this link: or email
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