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The Teaching Arabic for Speakers of other Languages diploma program focuses on theoretical and practical aspects, and the use of technology in teaching Arabic for speakers of other languages.

The program is a one-year program and consists of (8) courses (24 credit hours). In the final semester, students are engaged in practical training and will be allowed to teach Arabic to non-native speakers under the supervision of professors from UJ.

Applications are available at the Admission and Registration Unit, Languages registrar’s office.

For more information visit the Language Center or call (5355000), Ext. (23709/23702/23708).



The Language Center hosted and sponsored a breakfast gathering today Tuesday, December 1st, 2015. This event comes as UJLC welcomes more than 300 international students studying Arabic in its various programs.


“This semesterly unique event is to welcome and honor all international students studying at the Language Center and to give them a taste of the Arab world and culture” Dr. Mahmoud al- Shra’a, Language Center director said.


The students expressed their sincere happiness and gratitude for this opportunity where students, faculty and staff meet to share ideas, information and culture.


A cohort of students from the University of Copenhagen studying Arabic at the Language Center visited the Jordanian Parliament on April 19. The field trip organized by the language Center at The University of Jordan aimed at introducing the students to the political life and democracy in Jordan. The students attended part of the parliamentary session on that day and had fruitful discussions with members of the Jordanian parliament. 


UJLC received 34 students from Turkey to study in its Arabic language program for the summer of 2017.

The students’ program is sponsored by the Ministry of National Education in Turkey in collaboration with The Language Center.

The Arabic program aims at developing students’ language skills and their appreciation of the daily life in Jordan.

UJLC annually receives students from all over the world to study in its Arabic language program and to encounter first-hand the rich and diverse Arabic culture.    

Dr. Ziyad Gogazeh, Language Center Director met with the students, welcomed them to UJ campus and informed them of their academic program and the various services UJLC and UJ will offer them. 


Dr. Ziyad Gogazeh and Henry Diab form Lund University met on Wednesday at the Language Center. The two parties recalled the strong relations between the two prestigious universities and talked about the possibility of implementing new cooperation projects and activating existing ones especially those related to teaching Arabic to speakers of other languages including exchange of students and expertise.


Under the patronage of President Azmi Mahafzah, President of The University of Jordan, The Language Center hosted its international students’ reception on October 30, 2016. Dr. Ziyad Gogazeh, Language Center Director said that “This event aims at welcoming new students to the different Arabic Programs the Center offer. Various dishes form Jordan were presented to give students a real taste of the Arab world and culture and a chance to meet other students, faculty and staff beyond the classroom.”



Mr. Li Zefeng, Executive Vice Minister of the Organization Department of CPC and Director of the Office for the Talent Work Coordination Group of Ningxia Hui Region, and the accompanying delegation visited the Language Center on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.


Mr. Zefeng met with Dr. Ziyad Gogazeh, Language Center Director, and talked about opportunities of expanding mutual cooperation and sending more students from the Ningxia hui to study Arabic at the Language Center. Mr. Zefeng expressed his sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Language Center administration for all the support and attention they have showed to the Chinese students from Ningxia Hui region.


The students also expressed their satisfaction with the course of their study at UJLC and hoped that they will have the chance to study at the language Center again. They said they will strongly advise their fellow students to join the Language Center.


Dr. Gogazeh assured guests and students that the Center is doing its best to ensure a fruitful and an enriching educational and personal experience to all participants through curricular and extra-curricular activities.


Mr. Waheeb Karajeh , Director of Media and Public relations/ Association of Arab Universities (AARU) also attended the meeting and stressed the role of AARU in supporting and opening  paths of collaboration among Arab and international universities especially The University of Jordan represented by its Language Center.   


More than 40 students from Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region are studying at the Language Center this semester.



Professor Ziyad Gogazeh, Language Center director, welcomed in his office today October 19, professor June Dahy for the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies at the University of Copenhagen. the two parties discussed to aspect of mutual cooperation between the two institutions and explored ways to enhance and expand that cooperation to ensure satisfactory training programs for the students coming from the University of Copenhagen.
Dr. Gogazeh stressed that The University of Jordan and the Language Center will do their best to the success and expansion of the program and will provide all means necessary to the success of that endeavor.
The University of Jordan holds an agreement with the University of Copenhagen to receive students from the later in its Arabic for speakers of other languages program.

Professor Ziyad Gogazeh, Language Center Director, met Monday Professor Mahmoud Abdalla from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). Professors Gogazeh and Abdalla focused on efforts to push forward the mutual cooperation between the two institutions and ways to find new prospects of cooperation and exchange of expertize.

Dr. Abdalla is an associate professor of Arabic Studies at the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) and director of the Arabic Summer program at Middlebury Language Schools.

In 1999, he received the outstanding teaching award from the Council of Students of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. He also is a certified Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester through the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL).


The English Section at The language Center held a training workshop for its faculty members on Wednesday May1, 2019. The workshop aims at acquainting faculty members on the different aspects of blended learning which is supposed to be implemented to all courses starting this coming summer. Ms. Mushira Talafha was named coordinator for The Basics of English course and Mr. Tawfiq Omar a coordinator for English Skills and English Communication Skills courses.


The Language Center received over 200 international students from various nationalities to study in its Arabic programs for the fall semester 2019/2020. The students were enrolled in eight levels of Arabic after sitting for a placement exam. Professor Ziyad Gogazeh, Language Center Director, said that this increase in the number of students enrolled depicts an increasing demand to study at the Center due the good reputation it has over other competing centers in the region.      


The director of the Language Center, Prof. Ziyad Qoqazeh, met with Mr. Aleksei Bukin, the director of Russia's Cultural Center, and Dr. Elizavete Sisoeva, the director of International Relations of the Ural Federal University. Both sides reviewed the potentials of bilateral initiatives such as student exchange programs, aiming to institutionalize our students' experience-based language learning process. Prof. Qoqazeh thoroughly presented the Arabic for Non-native Speakers program offered for foreign students at the Center, emphasizing all that make this program even more critical in a world living in times of Coronavirus. The delegation, in turn, commended the efforts that such a highly prestigious university like JU, represented mainly by the Language Center, has been exerting to run the program, guaranteeing the accomplishments of its set goals. The delegation also listened to the students' feedback about the program.