About Us

The University of Jordan Language Center started offering Arabic courses for speakers of other languages in 1976. Over the years, the Arabic program has hosted students from many various countries, nationalities, and ages.


The Language Center has a vision and a commitment to provide exemplary instruction and extra-curricular activities to all of our students. Arabic is taught not only through linguistic frames but also through literature, culture, history, media, and common daily life materials.


We offer regular and tailored courses to fit our students’ needs.


The Regular Program

The Arabic program is designed to deliver Arabic language instruction to non-native speakers from all over the world. The UJLC offers six levels of intensive Arabic throughout the year. The fall and spring semesters last for (16) weeks each, and the summer semester lasts for (8) weeks.


Students with previous knowledge of Arabic are required to sit for a placement exam at the beginning of each semester. Those who have not studied Arabic will join level one.


Classes in the regular program run from Sunday through Thursday in two sessions from 9:00 a.m. -12:40 p.m. with a short break between the two sessions with a total of 20 hours per week.


This scheme is subject to change and updates will be posted on our website.


In the regular program, textbooks authored by UJLC’s talented instructors are used. Each textbook covers the necessary tools for students to master the skills needed. The Language Center is a pioneer in the country and the region in authoring its own books and the curriculum has carefully been designed at the University of Jordan to match the students’ needs, demands and backgrounds.


For a full description of the Arabic levels UJLC is offering, please follow this link or visit our courses description on our homepage.


Students joining UJLC with different and diverse cultural backgrounds enrich the experience at UJLC. Students will forge valuable friendships and contacts not only with fellow classmates but also with locals as well. The Language Partner Program (LPP) represents a unique way of complementing what students are taking inside the classroom.


Culture plays a vital role in our program. Through LPP, trips, guest speakers and clubs, students will experience first-hand the rich Jordanian culture and will have as a result a better taste for the Arabic language.  


Our calendar can also be viewed from here.


We would love to hear from you. Please let us know if you have any questions or inquiries by writing toujlc@ju.edu.jo or by giving us a call at 00962-53 55 000, extension: 23709 or by following any of our social media network: FacebookTwitter and YouTube.


The Tailored Program

The Language Center also offers tailored courses with private instruction (individual or small group instruction) throughout the year and upon request to those who cannot join the regular program, to students or groups who want to take extra hours of Arabic or to those who want to study Arabic for specific purposes for shorter or longer periods of time.


With this option, students will tailor a course that corresponds to their needs in terms of dates, times, and content. The focus in these courses is on students’ individual needs. Students may study standard or/and colloquial Arabic, media, politics, diplomacy, business, culture or any other discipline in Arabic or in English. The program costs USD 100 per hour per group (note: A group consists of 1- 6 students).


In these tailored courses, we hire the best in the field to guarantee a worthwhile experience with satisfactory and guaranteed results.

An Integrated language learning Environment

Language Center at the University of Jordan / Aqaba
  • ... Jihad Abu Siam / university student

  • ... Student Mahmoud Qabaa / Postgraduate Studies

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