Teaching the literary and linguistic content as well as the cultural aspects of the Arabic language will be based on the Communicative Language Approach, which assumes a degree of interaction between teachers and students themselves using diverse educational channels in order to achieve satisfactory learning outcomes.
The Communicative Language Approach is the most recent approach for teaching languages, with a strong focus on interaction and communication. The new proposed program with its methodological components, objectives, rationale, courses, and content is based on tenets of this approach.
The program utilizes a variety of teaching methods including lecturing. Computer laboratories are used to run various applications geared towards teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. In addition, the program seeks to expose students directly to the most optimal environment to learning Arabic in its cultural context.
Learning activities vary, including writing, speaking, listening and reading activities. The program utilizes a variety of educational means including audio recordings, visual aids, slides, pictures, field trips, workshops and external seminars that enrich the content of the program and help achieve its objectives.
The break between the two semesters can be used for various extra-curricular activities, such as scientific, cultural and recreational visits. The cost of these activities is included in the total tuition fees. The idea of a "language buddy" will be used as an extra language learning resource. It allows students enrolled in the program to communicate effectively in the Arabic language, with the help of native Arabic-speaking university students under the supervision of the Department of Arabic Language and Literature.