Teaching formats

Courses on the PEASS program have multiple teaching formats:

■ Language classes that center around media and draw upon authentic material. Non-processed for educational purposes, such material is directly retrieved from the written press and audiovisual programs featuring lexical fields crucial for addressing contemporary political, social and economic issues.

■ Tutorial Classes that aim to significantly improve students’ competencies with regard to lexical range, syntactic and phonological control, listening comprehension as well writing and speaking fluency.

■ Theme-based Workshops on a wider range of issues, using authentic material from the contemporary Arab World (poetry, song, plays, novels, films and political pamphlets etc.).

■ Classes in social sciences taught in Standard Arabic by faculty members of EGE. These classes cover various disciplines (History, Sociology, and Political Science) and address issues relating to the Arab World and Morocco of the Nineteenth and Twentieth century.

■ Classes of initiation to research in social sciences taught in Standard Arabic by faculty members of EGE. These classes seek to equip students with the methodological tools required for conducting research in social sciences (identifying a research topic, thesis statement, and marking out the field of research and conducting qualitative interviews).

■ One to One or group tutorials that aim to enhance the writing and speaking skills crucial for successfully undertaking an academic program in Arabic (oral presentations, participation in debates or role play, writing argumentative essays, conducting selected searches on the Internet, typing on Arabic keyboard, etc.)

The language of instruction in all the aforementioned courses is Standard Arabic. Classes of Moroccan Arabic are offered specifically and strictly for the long-term course which spans an entire academic year of study.

For all courses on the PEASS program, students take a placement statement and are thus accommodated in small size groups (10 students at most) that match their level of Arabic proficiency.