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Associate Diploma in Arabic as a Foreign Language

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Key Fact
  • Program name
    Associate Diploma in Arabic as a Foreign Language
  • Program Duration
    1.5 Year
  • Delivery Method
    On Campus
  • Credit hours
    44
  • Program Cost (VAT Execluded)
    SAR 44,000

​Program Overview

The Diploma in Arabic as a Foreign Language: Heritage, Culture and Civilization aims to enable the students to communicate effectively in Arabic and to introduce them to the Arab heritage, diverse cultures and civilization.

It focuses on enhancing the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.

The Diploma has four language levels ranging from elementary Arabic to Superior Arabic. After completing all levels, students are expected to complete two elective courses on culture, heritage, literature or civilization.​

​Educationbal objectives

The major objectives of the program are:

  • To enable candidates to communicate effectively in Arabic and in particular in terms of listening, speaking, reading and writing.
  • To promote the ability to assemble information and communicate ideas through the medium of Arabic;
  • To cultivate an interest in contemporary Arabic art, history, and culture.​

Target Audience

  • Diplomatic missions
  • Media  & Journalism
  • International Communities​

Program learning outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding:

  • K1 - Acquire all the Arabic lexis specified by the program, including an understanding of the multiple meanings of words.

  • K2 - Demonstrate a solid understanding of grammar and structure.

  • K3 - Demonstrate a solid command of writing mechanics.

Skills:

  • S1 - Demonstrate comprehension of a broad range of reading texts.

  • S2 - Communicate effectively in spoken and written Arabic on both general and specialized topics.

  • S3 - Extract information and details from speech on a range of topics at natural speed.

  • S4 - Read texts in Arabic on a broad range of topics.

  • S5 - Deliver presentations on selected topics pertinent to the Arab world, its history, culture, literature, and current affairs.

  • S6 - Use technology to present and process information.

Values, Responsibility and Autonomy:

  • V1 - Demonstrate basic teamwork, leadership skills, and responsibility.

Career opportunities

Upon completion of the diploma, graduate of this program will possess the necessary skills to work as:

  • Junior teachers of Arabic as a Foreign Language for beginners
  • Junior writers or editors in magazines, newspapers, blogs, etc., or editorial boards
  • In house/freelance translators and/or liaisons
  • Bilingual personnel in multinational corporations and public relation agencies
  • Junior writers/commentators on business and finance
  • Arabic calligraphers
  • Liaison officers in diplomatic missions
  • Freelance writers

Graduates of this program will be equally qualified to join any undergraduate or postgraduate program that requires proficiency in Arabic.​

Admission Requirements:​

  • High School or equivalent​

Study Plan 

Please check the study plan of Associate Diploma in Arabic as a Foreign Language​ as PDF​

Tuition and Fees​

  • Program Duration
    No. of credit hours
    Tuition per credit hour
    (VAT Excluded)
    Program Tuition per credit hour (VAT Included)
    Program Tuition (VAT Excluded)
    ​Program Tuition (VAT Included)
  • 1.5 Year (7 Levels)
    44
    SAR 1,000
    SAR 1,150
    SAR 44,000
    SAR 50,600​​

Courses Tuition Breakdown: ​

  • Course Name
    Credit Hours
    Tuition Course Fee (VAT Excluded)
    Tuition Course Fee (VAT Included)
  • Level 1 (8 weeks)
  • Elementary Arabic I
    6
    6,000
    6,900
  • Level Summary
    6
    6,000
    6,900
  • Level 2 (8 weeks)
  • Elementary Arabic II
    6
    6,000
    6,900
  • Level Summary
    6
    6,000
    6,900
  • Level 3 (8 weeks)
  • Intermediate Arabic I
    6
    6,000
    6,900
  • Level Summary
    6
    6,000
    6,900
  • Level 4 (8 weeks)
  • Intermediate Arabic II
    6
    6,000
    6,900
  • Level Summary
    6
    6,000
    6,900
  • Level 5 (8 weeks)
  • Advanced Arabic I
    6
    6,000
    6,900
  • Level Summary
    6
    6,000
    6,900
  • Level 6 (8 weeks)
  • Advanced Arabic II
    3
    3,000
    3,450
  • Experiential learning
    2
    2,000
    2,300
  • Level Summary
    5
    5,000
    5,750
  • Level 7 (8 weeks)
  • Superior Arabic I
    3
    3,000
    3,450
  • Elective I
    3
    3,000
    3,450
  • Elective II
    3
    3,000
    3,450
  • Level Summary
    9
    9,000
    10,350
  • Program Summary
    44
    44,000
    50,600

​Other Fees

  • Description
    Fees after VAT
  • Application and Admission procedures fees
    SAR 460, non-refundable
  • Placement Test
    SAR 460, non-refundable
  • E-Learning Resources Fees
    SAR 173/month

Impo​rtant notes:

  • Students are required to pay their full tuition fee upon registration.
  • Effat University reserves the right to withhold student services, including Blackboard and Banner access, from students who do not complete their due payment as per their payment plan or if their account status is delinquent.
  • There are no installments allowed for any of the PACE-HIT programs (less than 5 weeks).
  • In the event that the student chooses to pay in installments for the PACE-HIT programs (6 weeks and above).​
    • Upon Registration (First Installment):

      50% of the total training course fees

    • ​Final Instalment:

      The last 50% of the t​otal training course fees

Payme​​​​nt Methods

The payment can be made by:
  • Effat University E-Payment ​System
  • Cash (working hours are from 8:00 Am to 3:00:PM)
  • Cheque payable to Effat University
  • Credit card (VISA, Master Card, American Express)
  • Direct deposit or bank transfer* to EFFAT bank account
    • Wire Transfer Required Information
    • Bank Name:  Saudi National Bank (SNB)
    • Name of Account Holder: Effat University
    • Bank Account Number: 10147135000210
    • International Bank Account number (IBAN): SA9310000010147135000210

Contact Information:

For financial inquiries, please email us on: Financial@effatuniversity.edu.sa ​

Cancellation or Refund Policy

Please click here for cancellation and refund policy for training and professional certificate programs. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Contact Information
Program Director
Tel.+966530015282
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