Jordanian Society & Culture Al Mashriq Center for Arabic Instruction

This course employs a variety of written materials as well as class field trips and interview opportunities in order to give students a broad understanding of Arab (particularly Jordanian) society and culture. As always, course objectives focus on developing all four major language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading & writing. Special attention is given to fluency and oral communication skills. All students will be required to write a 10-page paper (in Arabic) based on field research for their final project in the course.

The topics covered in this course will include but are not limited to the following:

  • The history of Jordan
  • Urban, rural, and bedouin communities
  • Urbanization
  • Palestinian and other refugees in Jordan
  • The Arab family (structure, responsibilities, functions)
  • Marriage and divorce
  • Women and gender roles
  • The role of religion in society
theylcome to Al-Mashriq Center for Arabic Instruction. their curriculum differs radically from the competition, integrating colloquial Arabic with Modern Standard Arabic in a way that reflects the use of the language by native speakers.
The Arabic classes at Al-Mashriq act as a bridge connecting their students to the Arabic-speaking environment surrounding them - everything learned in the classroom is practiced with native speakers outside of it.
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