Mount Carmel Arabic Immersion The Program

منهج التعليم


Mount Carmel Arabic Immersion uses high-quality academic textbooks and study aids for both spoken and written Arabic. We will lend the appropriate textbook to participants in the Class track for the duration of your stay. You may also purchase your own copy.

You are encouraged to bring your own fus’ha dictionaries, as well as any Arabic book or reading material you would like to tackle with the assistance of our instructors. Based on your interest in a specific subject of topical study, if applicable, we will be happy to recommend appropriate materials to bring from abroad. One-on-One track participants are welcome to bring your own textbook if you have a preference.

In particular, One-on-One track participants who wish to focus on written Arabic (fus’ha ) are requested to bring a copy of your preferred text book from abroad. Recommended textbooks include:

Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum al-‘Arabiyya (Brustad et al., Georgetown University Press), level I, II or III.

Teach Yourself Arabic Complete Course Package (Smart and Altorfer).

Living Arabic: A Comprehensive Introductory Course (Younes and Garen, Language Resource Center, Cornell University)
Intermediate Arabic: An Integrated Approach (Younes and Garen, Yale Language Series)

Those studying spoken Arabic are recommended to purchase Elihay’s Olive Tree Dictionary of Palestinian Arabic (below) through us.

You may purchase several materials through us or our local associates, either before arrival or during your stay, including:

Please contact us for details.