Medium-term program

The medium-term program (300 contact-hours) runs every year, from early September to late December. Please find here below the anticipated learning outcome, student profile, planning, calendar as well as the registration fees.

Goals of the Medium-term Program

The medium-term program aims to improve at an accelerated rate the students’ proficiency level of standard Arabic in terms of written or oral production when handling contemporary political, economic and social issues. Similarly, the program exposes the students to the modes of reasoning, approaches and subject matter of Social Sciences.

Targeted Student Audience

The Medium-term program is specifically designed for non-native speakers of Arabic registered in programs of Social Sciences (Sociology, Public Policy, Anthropology, History, and Economics) and who wish to improve their standard Arabic in order to gain direct access to written or written sources related to the field of study and research.

The Medium-term program should also interest students on study programs in Diplomacy, International relations, Public Policy, Political Sciences as well as students from departments of Arabic Language, culture and civilizations but who must demonstrate specific interest in social sciences.

In most cases, while in residence, students attending the long-term PEASS program are at the same time enrolled in their 3rd year of undergraduate program, 1st or 2nd year of the Master scheme of study, or any year of Doctoral program.

 IMPORTANT: Students currently enrolled in their 2nd or 3rd year of BA, 1st or 2nd year of Master, or who are pursuing doctoral programs are eligible candidates for the long-term and medium-term PEASS program.

Students currently enrolled in the 1st year of their undergraduate program are not eligible for the Long-term or the medium-term Program.

Planning and breakdown of hours

The program takes up 300 contact hours spanning two semesters of study.

Classes run from early September to the end of December with an average of a 25-hour weekly load.

During the first week, students take a 20-hour introductory course to Moroccan Arabic.

From the second week to the end of the semester, students take on average 25 hours a week of Standard Arabic (language classes, supervised activities, workshops, tutorials).

A ten-day recess period is scheduled for the middle of the semester

Eligibility Criteria

The Medium-term program is open to non-native speakers of Arabic who

  • have already completed a formal course of standard Arabic of at least 150 contact hours;
  • have successfully satisfied an intermediate level of Standard Arabic equivalent to B1 or B1+ in accordance with the Common European Framework of References for Languages, or Beginner 3 and Intermediate 1 on the ACTFL scale;
  • Have a particular interest in research in social sciences on issues related to the contemporary Arab-speaking world (i.e. students registered in programs of social sciences -Sociology, Public Policy, Anthropology, History, Economics- but also students enrolled in study programs in Diplomacy, International Relations, Public Policy, Political Sciences and students pursuing programs in Language, Culture and Arab civilization, who wish to be initiated to the field of Social Sciences)
  • Are enrolled AT LEAST in their second year of undergraduate study at the time of their application to the PEASS program.

“Pre-requisite of 150 contact hours on a formal course and full satisfaction of requirements  for the B1 Arabic level ensure that  the student demonstrates a command of the rudiments of Arabic grammar (verb phrase and noun phrase, relative and independent pronouns, masdar, adjectival clauses, regular and irregular plurals, subject-verb agreement, the ten forms of verb tenses, past and present, masdar/ism’alfâ’il/ism’ al maf’ûl, subjunctive, etc.).

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the academic program must provide the following documentation:

  • A Completed online application form
  • Evidence that the applicant has successfully completed a formal 150-hour course of standard Arabic at their institution (transcripts featuring the completion of the course of Arabic).
  • A reference letter from an instructor of Arabic (written in Arabic, English or French) attesting that the applicant has reached a minimum of B1 on the CEFRL.
  • A one-page personal statement in English or French indicating the motives for choosing the program of Arabic for the study of Social Sciences as language program geared towards the study of the Humanities;
  • A short project proposal in Social Sciences (1 to 2 pages) outlining the theme  the candidate intends to research or study in Morocco, the working thesis,  the theoretical framework as well as the approach to adopt for such a project.

The medium-term program starts Monday September 4, 2017 and ends Friday December 15, 2017. A ten-day recess period is scheduled for the middle of the semester (from October23to October 30, 2017).

Fees for the medium-term program (300-contact hours) are set at 2200 Euros.

While in residence on the PEASS program at EGE for the academic year 20117-18, students registered at partner universities are entitled to a discount on registration fees.

For more information, please consult the section Partner universities

The tuition fees are hereby indicated in Euros for information purposes only.