We are currently working to develop a year-round Arabic Language Institute designed to provide new trainees with a complete program of study in order to meet the minimum language proficiency level required for effective communication in most basic life and ministry situations. Courses will provide students with opportunities to quickly learn Arabic while also developing an understanding of the Arab worldview. Our goal is to offer an 8-month program in Arabic, completion of which will provide one with certification in the language, ensuring effective long-term language acquisition with continued study. Pre-Field Training learn more.
The Arabic Language Institute will give new students the potential of beginning their training in the Fall and continuing during the Spring. We also hope to establish a new Summer Study Abroad program once the institute is established. Once developed, the full-time program will be broken down into three different tracks of study, according to the specific needs of our trainees. Track assignment will be based on an individual learner profile provided for incoming students, so that the most effective and fast acquisition of the language is provided to all students.Assignment to a track of study will be based upon a Language Aptitude Exam that we administer to new students. The profile is an evaluation of the student’s specific learning needs so that our staff can best serve you in acquiring the language and adapting to the culture.
Planned Arabic Program Structure: The ALI is planned as an 8-month course of study that will begin in the Fall and will run through the Spring. The main course of study will include both Modern Standard and dialect training. As many as three potential “tracks” of study are planned, depending on student learning profiles. For the latest news, future program start dates, tuition and other information, please go to Our Programs