Mount Carmel Arabic Immersion The Program

منهج التعليم

Study tracks

Class track
20 hours per week of lessons are given in a classroom setting, with the option of adding private lessons. The classes are held in the summer and winter (see below). The Class track includes weekly daytrips, lectures, workshops and other forms of cultural enrichment in Arabic. Beginning and intermediate levels are available.

Classes concentrate on spoken Arabic, alongside several hours each week spent reinforcing skills in classical Arabic (fus’ha ) as used in the media and literature. Beginning level classes will learn the alphabet and basic reading skills. Guided exposure is also given to similar Arabic dialects (among them Egyptian, Iraqi, and others).

Participants may add private lessons in spoken and/or literary Arabic, or concentrating on a variety of specific topical studies.
Prerequisite: Intermediate level class participants must have at least one year of university-level Arabic language study, or equivalent proficiency. If you feel you meet this prerequisite but are not sure, please contact us.

In both the Class track and One-on-One track the program includes individual homestay with a local host family for the duration of the stay and matching with local organizations for community involvement, to maximize your exposure to spoken Arabic within the context of a vibrant community.

One-on-One track
Stay in the village anytime throughout the year, and enjoy a battery of private lessons at the level and pace that is right for you. The basic package includes 20 hours of private instruction per week, with the option of adding more or studying less. We will build a personalized weekly program for you, according to your specific aims, interests and input; You may concentrate on spoken Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, a topical study (such as the alphabet and basic reading, classical literature, newspapers and television, Quran, or business Arabic), or the desired combination.

There is no prerequisite for individual study on the One-on-One track, and beginners are welcome to build the course of study desired.

In both the Class track and One-on-One track and optional matching with local organizations the program includes individual homestay with a local host family for the duration of the stay and matching with local organizations for community involvement, to maximize your exposure to spoken Arabic within the context of a vibrant community.

Upcoming sessions:
Class track courses are generally planned for the summer and for the winter breaks or January term. Contact us to ask about upcoming courses or to schedule your own.