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Programs & Admission

Intensive Language Program


Level: Undergraduate                     Students: 191                        Faculties: 17

This intensive language program is for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. The program targets scholarship students and comprises four levels. Each level is one semester long where students receive 20 contact hours a week. Students who successfully complete this intensive program for non-native speakers of Arabic are awarded the Proficiency in Arabic to Non-Native Speakers Diploma.

Program Objectives

In light of the Arabic Language Institute objectives, the intensive language program seeks to:

  • Teach Arabic to non-native speakers of scholarship students and provide them with the Arab and Islamic culture.
  • Prepare and develop what the programs of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers need of curricula, instructional materials and measurement and evaluation tools according to the latest in education and Language teaching technology.
  • Cooperate with the concerned parties on the preparation and implementation of programs and training courses for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers inside and outside the Kingdom and provide academic advice about the evaluation and development of those programs and training courses.
  • Develop students' ability to comprehend aural and written discourse at the advanced level.
  • ​Develop students' writing and speaking abilities at the advanced level.

Admission Requirements

  • The applicant must have obtained the high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • The applicant’s grade must not be less than Very Good. Some cases may be exempted from this requirement on recommendation from the program council.
  • The applicant must not have studied in a similar program in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or in another Arab country.
  • The applicant must not be over the age of 25 years.
  • The applicant must be physically fit and free from the learning disabilities.
  • The applicant must attend a full-time study.

The following must be attached to the application:

  • A copy of the high school diploma certificate.
  • A copy of the transcripts.
  • An original letter (or letters) of recommendation by an academic individual who knows the student and can comment on his/ her academic performance
  • A recent medical report.
  • A copy of the birth certificate.
  • A copy of a valid passport.
  • new photographs .
  • The full address of the applicant written in both Arabic and English.

    Please note that all papers must be certified. Admission is subject to the result of the full medical check-up upon the student’s arrival at the University.

Student Placement and Promotion from One Level to Another

  • Ending the Scholarship

  • If the student failed two times at one level.
  • If the student failed three times in the program.
  • If the student did not take the study seriously as judged by the department council.
  • On recommendation from the department council based on convincing justifications, the Council of the Institute may exempt the student from (1) and (2) and give the student one semester only..

The Certificate

Students who successfully complete this intensive program for non-native speakers of Arabic are awarded the Proficiency in Arabic to Non-Native Speakers Diploma.