Arabic for Life.

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 2005, CGE Jordan is a leading Arabic language institute located in the Midas Furniture building in the Khalda district of Amman, Jordan.  For more than a decade, we have been helping students like yourself effectively engage the Arab World and its people in a deep and meaningful way.

We put our energies into two all-important objectives:

  1. To provide you with the most effective Arabic language instruction in the Middle East
  2. To serve you with the distinction you deserve

OUR BEGINNINGS

In 2005, CGE Jordan started with a simple idea.  We wanted to teach serious students how to communicate effectively with Arabs in everyday life.  A year later, with only two instructors, a small, three-room office and an even smaller budget, we set out teach our first students.

Now, with over 15 classrooms inside of a 600 square meter space, we are proud to say that this singular vision for Arabic instruction has remained central to who we are.  Our humble beginning makes us appreciate what we do even more and it feeds our motivation to be the best we can for our clients.

OUR INSTITUTE

We are located on the 3rd floor of the Midas Furniture building which is located on Wasfi At-Tall Street (pronounced "at-tell") in the Khalda district of Amman.  We offer high quality instruction in both the Spoken Arabic dialect and Modern Standard Arabic.

CGE Jordan has developed its own curriculum for Spoken Arabic and instruction is oriented around the communicative approach, giving special attention to high frequency, task-centered, and topic-based lessons.  For Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), instruction is especially geared toward reading, writing, and listening skills.

OUR LEADERSHIP

& STAFF

FRIDRIK  E. TIEDEMANN, JR.

Director

Author, The 101 Most Used

Verbs in Spoken Arabic:

Jordan & Palestine

RAMI R. GAMMOH

Assistant Director

CHRISTINE MUSHARBASH

Director, Arabic Studies Dept.

VICKI SWART

Director, English Studies Dept.

Merika Tencer

Program Coordinator,

English Studies Dept.

dustin kegeris

Director of Media & Outreach

Mary Odonelly

Administrative Assistant

OUR CONSORTIUM

CGE (The Consortium for Global Education) was founded in 1987 by the leadership of some of America’s finest private universities for the purpose of expanding their international activities and enhancing international partnerships.  The Consortium has been steadily growing over the years and currently represents 43 universities in 13 states all across America.  CGE's member universities represent the best America has to offer in higher education.  Our institutions have established an estimated 240 mutually beneficial partnerships with some of the world’s most prestigious universities in more than 80 countries.

CGE is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and operates under the guidance of a board consisting of the presidents of its member institutions or their designated representatives.  Dr. Carolyn Bishop, CGE’s president, has more than twenty years of experience with international, public, and private schools, government ministries, and foreign educational institutions.  Dr. Bishop has served CGE in a leadership capacity since 1997 and travels extensively, speaking at conferences and providing direction for CGE’s many international projects and partnerships.

OUR STUDENTS

Our students come from very diverse backgrounds and from all over the world.  However, the majority of our students come from the United States, the UK, and Europe.  Many of our students are adult, career-minded learners, but we also cater to university students through CGE's intensive Arabic study abroad program.

Take a look at some of the universities our students represent:

Aarhus University (Denmark)

Anderson University

Arizona State University

Auburn University

Averett University

Baylor University

Boise State University

Bradley University

Bryan College (TN)

California Baptist University

California Polytechnic State University

California State University, Chico

California State University, Los Angeles

California State University, Monterey Bay

Carson-Newman College

Clemson University

Colorado College

Columbia International University

Columbia University

Cornell University

Dallas Baptist University

Davidson College

Duke University

East Carolina University

Embry-Riddle University

Florida State University

Fordham University

Furman University

Gardner-Webb University

Georgetown University

George Washington University

Georgia Southern University

Georgia State University

Hannibal La Grange University

Hardin Simmons University

Harvard University

Houghton College

Ivy Tech State College

John Brown University

Liberty University

Louisiana Tech University

Maryville University

Mercer University

Michigan State University

Mississippi College

Mississippi State University

Nebraska Christian College

North Greenville University

Oklahoma State University

Ouchita University

Penn State University

Princeton University

Roskilde University (Denmark)

Rutgers University

Samford University

Seattle Pacific University

Southeastern College

Southwest Baptist University

Texas A&M University

Texas Tech University

Texas State University

The American University

The Citadel, The Military College of SC

The United States Naval Academy

Trinity University

Union University

University of Alabama

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, San Diego

University of Florida

University of Georgia

University of Idaho

University of Manchester (United Kingdom)

University of Mary-Hardin Baylor

University of Maryland, College Park

University of Memphis

University of Missouri

University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina, Wilmington

University of Oklahoma

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pisa (Italy)

University of South Carolina

University of Sydney (Australia)

University of Texas at Arlington

University of Texas at Austin

Virginia Military Institute (VMI)

Virginia Tech University

Wake Forest University

Warwick University (United Kingdom)

William Carey University

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