The Arabic Preparatory Program in the Preparatory School has been launched for students who are placed in the International Faculty of Islamic and Religious Studies. Those students who successfully complete 6 levels in the program are sent to the University of Jordan for two to three months to improve their Arabic skills as well as to take various courses relevant to their subject areas.
Obligatory Arabic Preparatory Class
The Arabic Preparatory Class in the Preparatory School consists of 6 levels and a total of 870 hours of education in a year. At the beginning of the year, students are given exams in order to determine from which levels they will start. The language of instruction is Arabic. Levels 1, 2 and 3 last 5 weeks and consist of 140 hours, 28 hours each week. Levels 4, 5, 6 are also 5 weeks and consist of 150 hours, 30 hours each week.
Distribution of the courses in each level is assigned according to the level of the students and their needs.
Books and other teaching materials
In the obligatory Arabic Preparatory Class, a modern Arabic series, consisting of 6 books, is followed. One of the books of this series is taught at each level.
Multimedia CDs, including visual and auditory data prepared for teaching Arabic, are used to accompany the books on smart boards. Moreover, as supplementary materials, different Arabic texts are used in order to improve students’ reading and comprehension skills. In addition, students have the opportunity to watch Arabic cartoons and drama films to improve their skills in Arabic listening and comprehension.
Tracks and exam calendar
In each level, after the 5-week teaching program, the last (6th ) week consists of written, speaking and make-up exams.
In order to be able to pass to a higher level, in addition to weekly tests, students are obliged to be successful at the “Track Exams” as well. The students who fail these exams take make-up exams. If they fail the make-up exams, they have to repeat the level.
Those who fail the make-up exams or who exceed the limit of absenteeism, which is 10% in preparatory classes, can take the Arabic Proficiency Exam at the beginning of the academic year.