I came to Jordan to study Arabic, to be able to speak, read and write the Levantine dialect Ammieh, as well as Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).
I started with lessons at a language center that focused on listening and speaking Arabic. I appreciated this approach and was able to communicate quite fast.
But I also felt a little lost and needed more structure and grammar after 4 months. So I decided to give the Kelsey programm a try.
I had to start at level one as I had no understanding of MSA grammar. I never regretted that step. I appreciated getting a strong foundation in that way.
I loved studying with like-minded, but multicultural people in a classroom setting even though that meant giving up the flexibility of individual lessons.
The discussions and questions among my fellow students have been very fruitful. The experienced teachers share a passion for the Arabic language.
It is a challenging, full-time program with homework and tests, but it’s worth it!
If your goal is to enter long-term into the Arab world, I strongly recommend Kelsey. It gives you the necessary mixture of immersion into Ammieh and MSA . Both are important to learn.
The Arabic language is often described as being as deep and wide as an ocean. The Kelsey program has not only helped me in surviving but to swim and dive deep into the Arabic language. I’ve learned how to be creative with the words and to enjoy the beauty of the Arab language.
Recent Kelsey graduate