WHAT WE OFFER
At CGE Jordan, we’ve sought to build our program around you, the student. As you read through our program details, you’ll find something to fit your needs.
Over the last decade, we have consistently sought to tweak and perfect everything we do. Our study programs reflect a sincere commitment to meet our clients’ needs and to surpass their expectations. We believe our quality is unmatched and we look forward to helping you reach your Arabic potential.
Core Track Study courses are comprised of 90 in-class study hours and usually taken over a period of six weeks (with a few exceptions). Core Track classes typical meet four times per week for four hours each day. Core Track courses are offered seven times over each calendar year.
Upcoming course dates are as follows:
Winter: Jan 8 - Feb 9, 2023
Spring I: Feb 12 - Mar 23, 2023
Spring II: Apr 9 - May 18, 2023
Summer I: Jun 4 - Jul 6, 2023
Summer II: Jul 9 - Aug 10, 2023
Core Track Study Tuition Rate: 576 JOD per course
CORE TRACK STUDY
As the name suggests, our Core Track Study program is designed to give beginner students the foundation they need to move up the proficiency levels quickly. Core Track Study offers students the best of both worlds: 1) A small study group (3-7 students) which is ideal for speaking practice & critical exercises, and 2) a surprisingly low tuition rate.
Core Track Study utilizes “The Spoken Arabic Capsules of the Levant” curriculum which was written by our founding director and is exclusive to CGE Jordan. The Arabic Capsules are designed to be a balanced curriculum which grows a student’s speaking proficiency in three critical areas:
- Acquiring and using high-frequency task/topic-based vocabulary
- Understanding and using key grammar structures
- Increasing fluency (speed of speech) and accuracy in speaking
SPECIAL TRACK STUDY
Special Track Study is our signature program for students who need alternate study hours or customized-study for their particular needs.
Students who typically prefer Special Track Study are as follows:
- Career professionals with limited time to study.
- Students who are flying into Jordan for short-term, intensive study.
- Students whose study hours do not coincide with Core Track Study hours.
- Students who want to focus on specialized study, such as Media Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic grammar, topic-specific study, targeted-skills practice, etc.
Special Track Study can be catered to the specific needs of the student. Students may study 1-to-1 or in a small group, as they desire. Hourly tuition rates are calculated according to several factors, including the amount of study hours and the length ad type of study. To receive tuition rates offered for your study, please take a moment to complete our secure online application below.
Like Special Track Study, Online Track Study can be uniquely-catered to the needs of the student. Presently, online study is only available in a 1-to-1 or 2-to-1 (student-to-instructor) format. Hourly tuition rates are calculated according to several factors, including the number of hours per week, the study duration, and type of study proposed. To receive tuition rates for Online Track Study, please fill out our secure online application.
ONLINE TRACK STUDY
Our online study program launched over ten years ago and has been increasing in size ever since. Simply put, it is the online version of our Special Track Study program. But unlike Special Track Study, our online students have the option of studying outside of our normal study hours.
Students who fit any of the following descriptions, may want to consider our Online Track Study program:
- Students living outside of Jordan.
- Expatriates living in Jordan who cannot make the commute to our institute.
- Students who have studied Arabic previously and would like to maintain or upgrade their Arabic language abilities.
STUDY ABROAD TRACK
If you are a university student and would like to experience immersive Arabic language and culture while also receiving academic credit toward your degree, then CGE Jordan’s intensive Study Abroad Track is for you.
Since 2007, CGE Jordan has been welcoming students from the USA and other countries for intensive Arabic study abroad.
Our study abroad program is unbelievably great. We have designed it with many extras not found in any other program. Not only is it the most affordable program of any Arabic study abroad program in Jordan, it is also the most feature-packed program available, with more personal attention, more intensive Arabic, more in-country excursions, and the only program of its kind to offer a full-board, all-expenses paid trip to Sharm Al-Sheikh, Egypt for snorkeling and camel-riding fun!
Since Arabic is considered a high-priority, "critical" language by the U.S. State Department, students from the USA and other countries will find it easier to obtain scholarships for Arabic study.
Diplomatic Track Study may include Arabic dialect and/or Modern Standard Arabic to suit the needs of our diplomatic clients. Both study and a full range of hospitality services are customizable and can be expanded or limited according to the wishes of the client.
DIPLOMATIC TRACK STUDY
Diplomats and other government employees have a wide variety of needs when it comes to Arabic study. Some desire to study part-time with an instructor at their place of work and some prefer online study to improve their Arabic.
There are those who need short-term intensive study in Jordan followed by weekly online study from their home countries, while others are committed to several years of daily intensive Arabic study in Jordan. For this reason, we have designed a separate application process for diplomats and other government employees.
Why evaluate someone’s language? Periodic language evaluations have proven to be of critical importance to effective language acquisition. CGE Jordan offers testing services for both CGE Jordan students and those from other centers. We are the leader in Jordan of ACTFL OPI testing services and have conducted hundreds of evaluations since we began offering the service in 2009.
The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview is the most recognized test in the United States for evaluating one’s speaking abilities. It is a live, recorded 10-20 minute conversation, between a trained interviewer and the candidate. The test is standardized and a reliable measure of how well a person speaks a language. Interviewees are asked a set of personalized questions with the goal of gathering a good sample of speech which is later used to rate against the proficiency levels described in ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
To be ratable, a speech sample must clearly demonstrate the highest sustained level of performance of the speaker (known as the “floor”) and the level at which the speaker can no longer sustain the performance (known as the “ceiling”), over a variety of topics. Although the Oral Proficiency Interview is highly technical, it appears to the candidate to be much more like a normal conversation than an oral test.
Applying for Arabic study at CGE Jordan has never been easier, simply click on the secured application form link, fill out the application, and submit it. Within a couple of days, you’ll hear back from us.
We know how difficult it can be to get settled in a foreign country, especially when you might not fully understand the language and culture there. That’s why we, from the moment you contact us about studying in Jordan to the time you return to your country, we are committed to assisting you in any way we can. We want to make sure that you successfully navigate the ends and outs of living in Amman with the least amount of frustration. And best of all, we don’t charge for administrative fees for these services. Here are just a few of the ways that can assist you:
Arranging for airport pickup or return transportation
Short or long-term medical insurance for travelers
Housing in and around the CGE Jordan or any other preferred place
Mobile phone and Internet setup assistance
Visa & Residency
Tourist visa consultation and and annual residency card assistance
Volunteering opportunities facilitation
Gym & fitness recommendations
Trips & Cultural Orientations
Excursion trips (some guided) inside of Jordan, camping, Cultural orientation seminars for groups…
Travel Bookings & Guiding
Travel bookings and guided trips to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Don’t hesitate to ask for our assistance. We are ready to serve you!
THE 101 MOST USED VERBS IN SPOKEN ARABIC: JORDAN & PALESTINE
The 101 Most Used Verbs in Spoken Arabic: Jordan & Palestine is more than just a book of most used verbs. It is the definitive resource for Spoken Arabic, containing everything a student of Arabic needs to gain fluency in speaking and understanding the everyday language used by Arabs in the Levant (Jordan, Palestine, Syria, & Lebanon).
This book contains more than 850 definitions from the 101 verbs as well as very practical sample sentences which provide crucial context learners need for mastery.
Now in its expanded 3rd edition, the 101 Book will enable any student of Arabic to isolate and master these most frequently used verbs while also being able to acquire another 700 high frequency verbs found within the verb inflection charts appendix.
Additionally, it contains one of the most exhaustive lists available for broken plural nouns (over 800), along with many other helpful tools. A MP3 CD is included and contains 10 hours of high quality audio. The 101 Book has been used by thousands of students, both in the classroom and for personal study. It has proven itself to be the an essential book for serious students of Arabic dialect.
The author, Fridrik Tiedemann has lived and worked in Jordan since 2001. One of his passions is to help students of Arabic find success in their quest to learn one of the richest and most challenging languages of the world.