Colloquial Spoken Jordanian Arabic
The Arabic Language Department at the Modern Language Center teaches the spoken language in Jordan, which is “Jordanian colloquial”.
The Jordanian dialect is one of the colloquial Arabic dialects, and it is considered one of the Levantine dialects, and it is spoken by Jordanians and understood by most Arabs in general, the people of Sham in particular, and the Jordanian dialect is one of the dialects closest to the modern standard Arabic language.
In the Jordanian Colloquial Course, students are taught about topics that will benefit them while living in Jordan and when spending their time with Jordanians. Among the most important of these topics are greetings, directions, time, weather, food, family and friends, daily life, clothes, shopping, health, banking, travel and trips, and jobs.
Students also study the grammar of the Jordanian colloquial. They learn Arabic tenses, verbs, nouns, and tools, and they learn to construct and connect sentences. In addition, students will practice the four language skills in the Jordanian colloquial: listening, reading, writing and speaking.
In the Jordanian colloquial lessons, great emphasis is placed on Jordanian culture, customs and traditions so that students can understand the Jordanian people and their customs.
This helps them to use the Jordanian colloquial in its correct and appropriate context.