Arabic language training

CBRL offers training for CBRL Fellows to take an optional semester of MSA Arabic at the Qasid Arabic Language Institute in Amman or at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, and runs an annual scholarship competition to study Arabic in Amman in partnershp with the Qasid Institute.

CBRL British Institute in Amman / Qasid Institute Arabic Language Scholarships

BIA Fellows and other students of Arabic at Qasid
The CBRL British Institute in Amman (CBRL-Amman) in partnership with the Qasid Arabic Language Institute offers annual scholarships on its Modern Standard Arabic programme.
The Qasid Institute has developed a reputation as one of the best private intensive Arabic language programmes in the Middle East with teaching methods specifically designed for foreign students. 
The CBRL British Institute Amman is an international research centre sponsored by the British Academy. It has a resident community of visiting researchers, hosts lectures, conferences and other outreach events, with a library on site.
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This year's deadline: December 15th 2017



Academic Arabic Programme

[Please note that this programme is currently suspended; more information will be provided here in 2017]

This programme offers advanced language training to established academic researchers who work on the Arab world. While existing initiatives target beginners and intermediate students of Arabic, the CBRL Academic Arabic Programme caters to the specific needs of lecturers, professors, and post-doctoral researchers who have reached a high level of proficiency and use Arabic sources for their research, but who would benefit from the opportunity to refresh their language skills.

ifpoConducted entirely in Arabic, this two-week course offers a combination of content-based discussion on various topics in Arab history, culture and society, and sessions designed to hone general language proficiency (listening, reading, writing, and speaking). The programme aims to replicate the intellectual environment of a university seminar held in Arabic, rather than traditional pedagogical instruction.

CBRL Arabic Bursaries cover the cost of full tuition, air travel, and accommodation for participants in the CBRL Academic Arabic Programme. To be eligible for a bursary, applicants should be members of academic staff at a UK university, or academic staff (faculty) with a UK PhD and a CBRL member. Full details are provided in the Guidance Notes. 
CBRL Academic Arabic Programme Brochure
Guidance Notes
Application form