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Modern Language Center learn Arabic in Jordan

MLC  was founded by Mr. Yousef Awad, born in a village on the outskirts of Jerusalem in 1936, with a little money and a lot of faith, Professor Yousef Awad travelled to the United States of America in 1957 with the aim of obtaining a Master’s degree and a BA in Economics and Business Administration. After returning home, he found it necessary to establish a cultural center for languages to serve the people of his homeland and strengthen the status of Arabic and foreign languages, German, English and French.

Five decades have passed since the establishment of Modern Language Center in Jabal Al-Weibdeh and it continues to maintain its family character and its effective role in the development and training of thousands to enable them to absorb and master many of the living languages through the language programs successfully and confidently laid out.

The Center continues to serve a wide range of students of all ages, including businessmen, housewives, employees of official institutions, non-profit organizations, volunteers and school students from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, neighboring countries and many Western and Asian countries.

MLC Program


The Modern Language Center has an essential program that constitutes a section of two branches: Classical and Modern Standard Arabic.
We believe that instant specialization is the fastest and most effective way for students to move towards   language proficiency.
Then, with this in mind,   this program offers two full-time tracks to help students and meet their countless needs and goals.

Our Mission

The MLC has developed a unique curriculum, which combines various teaching methods and curricula to help students build confidence in their command of the Arabic language. To help build a thorough command of the language, classroom instruction takes a balanced approached to the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

MLC currently utilizes the Al-Kitaab and Alef Baa book series as textbooks, allowing for a seamless transition between MLC and study of the Arabic language in the student’s home country, or an excellent additional resource for language learners.



Our Mission

  • To deliver Arabic language and culture lessons professionally to non-Arabic speakers to be used as a means of constructive dialogue between Arabs and other nations.
  • To provide a true and clear image on the Arab and Islamic world in general and Jordan in particular.
  • To improve your Arabic through intensive language courses comprise Modem Standard and Colloquial Jordanian Arabic.


Arabic Program Goals

The MLC prides itself on a strong Arabic Language program, with goals as diverse as the students who study here. The purpose of our program is to foster proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) to a level that would allow for a student to converse comfortably in major subjects and disciplines, and to push students to understand Arabic texts, including news media, literature, and Islamic texts, as they advance beyond the rudimentary levels of language acquisition.


Students studying at MLC have the unique advantage of being able to learn the Jordanian dialect of Arabic, a dialect that allows the student to understand other Arabic dialects from the Middle East, as well as Classical Arabic, with relative ease.


Students are placed in an environment that not only encourages language acquisition, but also encourages the acquisition of Middle Eastern culture and history. This is accomplished in and outside of the classroom, through host families and MLC-sponsored trips.

Why study at the Modern Language Center?

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The Modern Language Center is the oldest language institute in Amman, and its reputation and rigorous course load have led to its accreditation by CaMLA, the Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments.

The administration strives to meet the needs of the students from arrival to departure in Jordan, making their stay as easy and stress-free as possible. Students receive an orientation about life in Jordan upon arrival, as well as resources such as a Lonely Planet book to help them navigate the country independently as well. Our staff members are happy to assist students in addressing any concerns they have while living in Jordan, including extending their visas for the duration of their stay.

Teachers are professional Arabic-as-a-Second-Language instructors, and aim to help students gain a thorough command of the language. Teachers work extensively with students to address their personal goals for improving their Arabic language skills, and aim to ultimately prepare students for an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI).


Past Student Experiences

What do they say about the Modern Language Center

Vatanımızdan kilometrelerce uzakta olmamıza rağmen Modern Dil Merkezi yurdunun ev ortamından hiç farkı yok.  Eğitim kalitesi ise tartışılmaz. Kurum idaresinden öğretmenlerine hatta aşçısına kadar dil merkezindeki tüm insanların bize göstermiş olduğu ilgi ve samimiyetten ötürü onlara müteşekkiriz. Emeklerinize sağlık. İyiki varsınız…

Ayrıca, Ürdün halkının bize göstermiş olduğu sıcakkanlılık, Arapçayı öğrenmemizi kolaylaştırıyor. Bize sunulan bu eğitim fırsatının çok farklı deneyimler kazandıracağına inanıyoruz. Mes’ liler…

( M. Emin Saraç AİHL)

I am AKIHIKO from Japan. When I first came to Jordan I didn’t speak any Arabic. Thanks to the great teachers now I can write and read Arabic very well. Modern Language Center has even provided me with a language partner for practicing so now I can speak standard Arabic with confidence.

One of the best experiences in my life was at MLC!





Here's what some of our customers say about MLC

Contact Information

Mob: +962 770 40 40 89
WhatsApp: +962 79 55 88 400

Tel. +962 6 462 55 82  /  0795588400

BOX 928007 Al-Abdali 11190
Jabal Elweibdeh next to the
police head department

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