Al al-Bayt University
Intensive Summer Camp
First: The Study Plan
1- Beginner Level
|No. of weeks||4|
|No. of days||5|
|Class duration||50 minutes|
|Time to start the class||9 – 1:30|
|Break time||30 minutes|
|Program start date||15/7/2022|
|Program end date||15/8/2022|
The study plan of the beginner level:
Study plan: The study plan of the beginner level aims to achieve the following goals in the field of the four language skills:
A. Listening and Speaking Skills
- Train and enable the student to distinguish and pronounce Arabic letters in terms of their sounds, consonants and short and long vowels.
- Train and enable the student to distinguish and pronounce the following Arabic letters which form a group of sounds that often cause problems in pronunciation for the student: (Dd-ض, Ss-ص, Dh-ظ, 'A-ع, H-ح, Kh-خ).
- Distinguish the sounds mentioned in (2) above from the sounds that are close to them in pronunciation: (Dd-ض- D-د), (Dh-ظ-Th-ذ), (Ss-ص – S-س), ('A-ع – A-أ), (Kh-خ – Gh-غ).
- Distinguish between tanween and nun.
- Distinguish letters that are written and not pronounced, such as the definite article in Arabic language (Al lam Ashamsia which is silent lam).
- Listening in the field of question and answer in life situations that include requesting, permission, asking about destinations, prices, introducing oneself... etc.)
- Have a short dialogue related to topics the student knows, such as self-introduction at station (at this level) using compound sentences. These sentences shall be built on the vocabulary and expressions the student studied in previous levels.
B. Reading and Writing Skills
- Read and write words and expressions that include the sounds referred to in (1,2,3,4,5) in listening and speaking skills.
- Read and write vocabulary accompanied by pictures or illustrations found in the student's book so that these vocabulary or expressions include the sounds that the student was trained to pronounce.
- Read short sentences (nominal and verbal) that include the sounds and referred to in (1) above.
- Read short sentences based on the question and answer formula in the following linguistic functions: requesting, permission, inquiring and so on.
- Read gradual sentences in structure so that the student begins with the simple nominal sentence (subject and predicate) and ends at this level with the compound sentence. These sentences shall be built on the vocabulary and expressions that the student studied in previous levels.
- Complete sentences with vocabulary from the student's own memory or by referring to attached pictures or figures.
- Form simple sentences from unordered vocabulary or by referring to attached figures or drawings.
2- Intermediate Level
Study plan: The study plan of the intermediate level aims to achieve the following goals in the field of the four language skills:
A. Listening and Speaking Skills
1- Enhance the skills and knowledge that the student has trained on and acquired at the first level through appropriate drills and activities.
2- Listen to and understand short dialogues related to life situations that include self-introduction: name, age, nationality, subject of study, etc. These dialogues include question, request, permission and so on.
3- Understand short and simplified descriptive texts that include describing places and people, involving vocabulary and expressions the student knew and trained on in previous activities. When designing the attached drills, diverse requirements should be taken into account including listening and orally answering short questions related to the content, as well as listening and identifying part of the attached form by drawing a circle around it, an underline, or otherwise.
4- Connect between the image of the word and its sound/pronunciation by practicing orthography.
5- Talk about oneself in terms of name, age, nationality, studies, and so on.
6- Talk about topics such as describing a shape or image in the textbook or classroom environment.
7- Have a short dialogue in which the student practices question and answer formulas, polite request, permission and other language functions.
8- Understand relatively long dialogues related to life topics of interest to the student, such as:
- the Admission and Registration Department
- the post office
- the health center
- the restaurant...etc.
In designing these dialogues, it should be taken into account that they include question and answer formulas, self-introduction, demand and prohibition, advice, and so on.
9- Interact in the dialogue, respond to its content and understand it by listening to an incomplete dialogue, for example, in which there is a question but the answer is omitted, or vice versa. The student listens to such dialogues and interacts with them orally by recording his answers on the same tape.
10- Understand and respond to the instructions the student receives from a second party by listening to a specific text so that he listens and draws a picture or shape or completes a shape, map or otherwise.
11- Orally describe an attached form or image using the vocabulary and expressions that the student listened to.
12- Enhance the learner's ability to connect the image of a word or phrase with its sound by means of orthographic writing so that the dictation exercises include vocabulary with sounds that are written and not pronounced, in addition to tanween, nun, and other phonetic language matters.
B. Reading and Writing Skills
- Read short texts that are simplified, narrative and descriptive in nature including vocabulary and expressions the student learned in previous activities. These texts are followed by simple questions related to the content, or questions that require the student to draw something or designate part of an attached figure that the text talks about.
- Read short dialogues related to life situations.
- Write simple sentences describing a shape or image in the student's book.
- Complete sentences with vocabulary or expressions related to a figure or image. These sentences shall include simple declarative sentence, question and answer.
- Read pairs of simple sentences and then join each pair in one sentence using simple conjunctions taking into account that the conjunctions at this stage do not exceed linking words such as and, then, next, and then... etc.
- Understand the relationship between the content of a group of sentences by rearranging each group according to the logical sequence that connects the sentences or by referring to a figure, picture or a series of shapes or images.
- Read narrative, descriptive and analytical texts and answer questions about the content.
- Read a narrative or descriptive text and then respond by drawing a picture, figure, or table that expresses the text's content.
- Extract the meanings of vocabulary or expressions from the context of speech.
- Recognize the pronouns and what they refer to in the text.
- Write sentences based on logical (cause-effect) or on chronological relationships using appropriate conjunctions such as those of cause and effect, conditioning, and so on.
- Write a short narrative text based on a series of images or figures taking into account when designing the activities, they include correct verb forms (past tense), chronological tools (and then, then), and appropriate vocabulary and expressions.
- Write a paragraph or more by referring to a set of notes and information related to a topic. Such tasks should focus on skills like integrating more than one note in one sentence, using the linking words such as and, then, and so on.
3- Advanced Level
Study plan: The study plan of the advanced level aims to achieve the following goals in the field of the four language skills:
A. Listening and Speaking Skills
- Enhance the goals contained in the previous level through designing appropriate drills and activities.
- Train the student to understand a simplified academic text, such as listening to a recording of part of a lecture on a topic of interest.
- Listen to a simplified academic text and take notes related to the elements of the text: names, places, times, reasons, results, and so on.
- Listen to a text and summarize it by completing an attached schematic structure.
- Listen to or watch an audio-visual recorded material, then talk about the topic he watched with his colleagues or teacher.
- Talk in front of the class about topics of interest such as the student's country, hobbies, friends, or a group of pictures related to a topic the student chooses. Such type of activities shall involve a class discussion, so the other students should have a previous idea about the topic that will be discussed.
- Listen to texts of a non-specialized nature and answer questions related to content.
- Listen to simplified academic texts, such as listening to a recording of part of a lecture on a specific topic.
- Listen to simplified academic texts and take notes while listening related to certain elements in the text: writing names, places, tenses, numbers, etc.
- Listen to a simplified or general academic text and then summarize it by completing an attached figure or diagram.
- Listen to and watch audio-visual material, then talk about it with classmates or teacher.
B. Reading and Writing Skills
- Read simplified academic texts related to his university studies and understand their content.
- Read media, social, literary and other texts and understand their content.
- Read simplified academic texts and summarize them by completing an attached figure that represents the content of the text.
- Read and understand Arabic short story (no more than three pages) and some poetic texts.
- Extract the meanings of vocabulary, expressions and terms from the context of speech.
- Write one or more paragraphs based on notes and written information.
- Write descriptive, narrative and analytical articles.
- Write report by referring to tables, statistics, figures, drawings, and others.
- Write personal letters.
- Read and understand media, social, or literary texts and understand their content.
- Read and understand simplified academic texts by answering questions related to the content.
- Read and understand simplified academic texts and texts of a general nature and summarize them by completing an attached figure.
- Understand and use some of the linguistic structures and rules contained in the text.
- Write a narrative and descriptive paragraph.
Schedule of Lectures
|Day / Time||9 – 10||10 – 11||11 – 11:30||11:30 – 12:30|
The Division of Arabic for Non-Native Speakers uses the textbooks of the foundation series by Fawzia Badr. This series consists of three textbooks distributed on the three levels, starting from learning sounds and ending with advanced poetic and prose texts. It includes the four language skills in addition to exercises and audio-visual recordings parallel to the series.
Third: Details of the Intensive Summer Program
Students in this program study (4) weeks with a rate of (80) hours. At the beginning, students take a placement test to be distributed to the appropriate levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). Students at each level study different language skills with a focus on the skill the students feel they need. At the end of the program, they take a competency exam.
Fourth: Activities Related to the Intensive Summer Program
The program begins with an opening ceremony under the auspices of the President of the University, which includes a number of welcoming speeches and events. It also encompasses a number of different activities according to the program's goals. So there are cultural lectures held by the Division after eliciting the views and interests of the group concerned with the program. In addition, it invests in the events that occur during the course of the program, such as religious holidays and national events.
The Division organizes a number of trips every weekend to cover most of the tourist places in Jordan, starting from Amman, Jerash, Ajloun, desert palaces, Umm Qais, ending with Aqaba, Wadi Rum and Petra, in addition to shopping trips in Amman.
Residence: The Division provides foreign students with the necessary correspondence to obtain residence by addressing the concerned official authorities.
Certificates: The Division grants signed and certified certificates to students who wish to obtain certificates proving that they have passed the competency exam.
Trips: The Division organizes a number of trips every weekend to cover most of the tourist places in Jordan, starting from Amman, Jerash, Ajloun, desert palaces, Umm Qais, ending with Aqaba, Wadi Rum and Petra, in addition to shopping trips in Amman. The university supports these trips and provides transport to the students.
Laboratories: The Arabic Language Division provides a number of modern laboratories through which students can practice listening to and watching videos for the three levels accompanied by a number of drills and activities.
Dormitory: The Division addresses the concerned authorities at the university to provide dormitory for foreign male and female students on campus.
Health insurance, internet, transportation.