Project Global Officer - Arabic

DCLCP PROJECT GO ARABIC PROGRAM

The University of Montana offers:

  • Project GO Spring Program (15 weeks): Our spring program focuses on providing a gateway to the summer program for students who don't currently have any language background.
  • Project GO Summer Program (10 weeks): Our summer program consists of a domestic and a study abroad portion, placing a high emphasis on fluency in the language and cultural understanding.

Fifteen-week Spring Semester Program (Online Instruction)

The objective of the course is to help students gain mastery of the fundamentals of the Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) including (the Arabic Alphabet System), speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to (1) take Elementary II Arabic or an equivalent program; (2) speak Arabic on a variety of topics with a basic level grammar and vocabulary; and (3) write a short paragraph on familiar topics in Arabic.

This 15-week language course will be delivered through a synchronous video teleconference (VTC) system/ZoomGov to which students can connect from any location with an internet connection. The instruction of how to connect to the virtual class will be provided to the students prior the beginning of the first class. This course does not require any previous education or background knowledge in Arabic language.

  • Period: January 18 to May 6, 2022
  • Course Level: Elementary I
  • Class Hours: 45 hours (3 hours/week, 2 days/week)
  • Focus: Basic linguistic competence and communicative skills of Arabic language
  • Academic Credits: 2 credits from the University of Montana
  • Application Deadline: December 7, 2021 (click to apply for spring program)

Ten-week Summer Program (Domestic/Abroad Combined)

This course is a 10-week program, including a 2-week domestic portion (in Missoula, Montana) and an 8-week abroad in Amman, Jordan. The objective of the course is to equip students with communicational skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing that can be directly applied to their practical usage of both the Modern Standard Arabic and the Levantine Dialect. The course places emphasis on effective and meaningful communication and employing the Levantine Dialect in real-world contexts.

Details of each portion: 

Domestic Portion (2-week)

Our two-week domestic course is an intensive 50-hour course for learning conversational Arabic language, culture and regional studies. It is designed for students who are preparing to travel to Jordan. The in-class program will be offered at our Palmer Street Learning Center in Missoula, Montana. Students will also participate in a 10-hour Iso-Immersion program, which allows the student to experience total isolation from the English language. This session is designed to simulate real life situations and offer students the opportunity to apply their Arabic language skills while also experiencing the Arab culture. 

  • Period: May 22 to June 4, 2022
  • Course Level: Elementary II, Intermediate
  • Class Hours: 50 hours (5 hours/day, 5 days/week)
  • Focus: Conversational language, culture and regional studies, pre-departure training
  • Academic Credits: 2 credits from the University of Montana

Abroad Portion (8-week)

Our eight-week study abroad program in Amman, Jordan features opportunities to interact with students from diverse countries at the Amideast Institute. This interaction will give students the chance to broaden multi-cultural experiences while enhancing their regional understanding and conversational skill in the Levantine Arabic. Throughout the course, students can enhance their communicative skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing that can be directly applied to their practical usage of Arabic. The course places emphasis on effective and meaningful communication and employing the Arabic language in real-world contexts.

  • Period: June 4 to August 16, 2022
  • Course Level: Elementary II, Intermediate
  • Class Hours: 160 hours (4 hours/day, 5 days/week)
  • Focus: Conversational language, culture and regional studies
  • Academic Credits: 12 credits from Amideast, Jordan
  • Cultural Classes and fieldtrips include: Amman City tour, Northern Jordan Excursion, Biblical Jordan Excursion, and traditional food making.
  • Application deadline: January 12, 2022 (click to apply for summer program)

 *The cultural programs are subject to change.

Overseas Project GO Programs 2022 Selection Timeline:

  • Overseas Application opens October 1, 2021
  • Application for Summer 2022 Project GO Study Abroad and Hybrid (combined study abroad and domestic): January 12, 2022
  • Applicant Notification: February 13, 2022
  • Student Decision: February 20, 2022
  • Waitlist Notification: February 25, 2022

CONTACT

Moayyad Al-Azzam
Instructor, Arabic Language
Project GO - Arabic Coordinator
Office: (406) 243-3615
moayyad.al-azzam@mso.umt.edu

Shaima Khinjani
Manager, Academic Programs
Office: (406) 243-3602
shaima.khinjani@mso.umt.edu