June 13 - August 11, 2022
Jordan Language Academy
The CLS Program in Amman, Jordan is hosted by the Jordan Language Academy (JLA). JLA is a private independent institution that aims at teaching Arabic language and culture to promote international and intercultural understanding. During the program, students will broaden their linguistic knowledge of Arabic while learning about Jordanian culture.
In the classroom, students will have an average of sixteen hours per week of instruction in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), which will be supplemented with an average of four hours per week learning and mastering the Jordanian dialect. Students will also have the opportunity to learn linguistic skills in media Arabic and practice listening skills in the language learning lab. Coursework will cover the equivalent of one year of Arabic instruction at a U.S. institution.
Throughout the summer students will meet with Jordanian language
partners in one-on-one meetings to practice their conversational Arabic
majority of language partners at JLA are college level students who have
graduated or who are in their final year. JLA also recruits their
language partners from the local community, so students have a chance to
speak with Jordanians who have worked in a variety of public and