CET Jordan

Course Availability

Our goal is to offer every single course every term, but sometimes factors like faculty availability and program enrollment keep us from reaching that goal. If you’re concerned about needing to enroll in any one particular course, please contact us! We’ll try our best to get you the course you need.

ACTFL Oral proficiency INTERVIEW

An ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) score is an objective measure of your language progress and level. With 24 terms’ worth of data, it’s clear CET Jordan students make significant progress at any level. And if you’re an advanced learner, staying for another term more than doubles your Arabic progress. 

Internship Possibilities

We help you identify opportunities that align with your Arabic abilities, professional interests, and skills. Then, we provide you with support to make sure you have the structure and guidance to get the most out of your placement. 

  • Middle East Children's Institute
  • Analyseize Market Research
  • Alhadaf
  • Partners - Jordan Center for Civic Collaboration
  • The Center for Women's Studies
  • Madaba Foundation to Support Development
  • UNRWA
  • The Jordan Times
  • Reclaim Childhood

Pick Your
Pledge

Before the term begins, you decide on what type of language pledge commitment you want for your term in Jordan. This choice directly influences your housing and extra-curricular life, so it’s important to think carefully about your decision. 

FULL LANGUAGE PLEDGE

Commit to speaking Arabic all the time—in your classes, out in the city, interacting with CET peers, and even your daily life at home. Under a full pledge, you’re housed with other full pledge students, attend extra-curricular activities together, and are challenged to consume Arabic language media/art in your free time. 

Students who uphold a full language pledge can reasonably expect to progress as follows:

  • Novice to intermediate high or advanced low
  • Intermediate to advanced low/high
  • Advanced to superior

LIMITED LANGUAGE PLEDGE

Commit to speaking Arabic while in classes, at the CET Center, and on all program activities. In your free time, you’re required to speak an additional three hours of Arabic daily and the rest is up to you. You’re housed with other limited language pledge students. 
 
Students who uphold a limited language pledge can reasonably expect to progress as follows:
  • Novice low to novice high
  • Intermediate mid/high to advanced low
  • Advanced students make horizontal progress within the advanced spectrum

Planning on studying abroad in the spring?

Some parts of your experience abroad might be different from standard programming. Explore the changes we’ve made to better protect students, faculty, and on-site staff on our program updates page.
 

Learn More about our Programs!

where will you intern?

Get an extensive list of possible internship placements in Jordan.