Spoken Arabic Beginners Intensive July Program اللغة العربية العامية

 July 1st- July 25th, 2019

Registration deadline: May 31st, 2019


 Spoken Arabic



Classes meet four days a week for five hours each day. In order to provide an opportunity for students to actually speak Arabic and immerse themselves in the culture, an academic tour will be offered on the fifth day to locations of interest in various Arab communities in Israel, such as: 

The Old City of Acre (Akko): from walking along the impressive walls of Acre and the Templars' tunnel to a visit in the 'Hamam el-Basha' (the great 18th-century bathhouse).

Druze Villages in the Golan Heights: to experience the unique culture and daily life of traditional Druze villages. Students will visit a Druze family in their home and learn about their fascinating history and religion.

Study Tour in Jerusalem: students will visit the Temple Mount, a holy site for Jews, Christians, and Muslims, with a lecture given by an Islamic archaeology expert. An additional visit to the Museum of Islamic Art in Jerusalem will enrich students' knowledge and experience of this important field.

The course focuses on acquiring vocabulary and grammar skills using everyday topics and daily situations. It equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Levantine Arabic in a broad range of situations.

Students receive individual help from University of Haifa students who are native Arabic speakers.

For a detailed syllabus see our Course Syllabus

 Jerusalem Arabic Brochure

The Arabic Language Program awards 5 academic credits.

Co-Curricular Activities

Each summer we offer a wide range of social activities, including trips, lectures, and celebrations.  Participation is optional.

Tuition and Fees

For Intensive Arabic Language Program tuition and fees, please click here

Scholarships and Financial Aid

For information regarding scholarships and financial aid, please click here.


Students are welcome to live in the dormitory facilities on campus.


The Intensive Levantine Colloquial Course is open to all students above the age of 18 with a high school diploma, as well as adult learners. Please click here for application process and deadlines. No prior knowledge of the language is required.


     Meet Our Students

Peter Kellner

Peter Kellner 22, Boston University Vermont, USA

Why Haifa?

I decided to come and study at the University of Haifa because it seemed like a fantastic opportunity to immerse myself in a completely new culture as well as to see the State of Israel, something of importance to me because of my Judaism. 

Favorite Arabic Word?


      What do you like most about Haifa?

What I like most about Haifa are the beautiful views from the top of the carmel, you get to see the sea, and the entire city below.  Its especially beautiful at night atop the main building. I also really like being surrounded by different cultures, and being able to interact with Arabs and Druze.