Supplementary Courses | Details & Registration


Students may register for as many of the supplementary offerings as they like.

The registration deadline is Thursday on Sep 28th at 12:00 pm. At that time we will start updating the schedule for all registered students, endeavoring to avert any time conflicts among all registrants.

Registration is conducted online for most of the offerings, through web links at the bottom of this page, however, registration for speaking partner classes requires an additional step of coordination in person with Ayman Aladarbeh at the reception desk (Section A, 3rd floor)

Please note that, due to high demand and the limited availability, conversation partner time slots are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Course Descriptions

Please open the drop down tabs below for details on each course:

Conversation Partner

These sessions are conducted with a specialized teacher who will focus on speaking practice on subjects of your choice for one class hour each session. You can sign up for up to 2 class hours per week.

  • The course is open to all students
  • Classes begin after October 1st and run through the week of Nov 12, 2023
  • Days and times – please see Ayman Aladarbeh to schedule slots by Sep 28th
  • Tuition: 12 JOD per 50 minute session
Arabic Calligraphy

This course aims to show students the importance of Arabic Calligraphy in Arab society. The course will discuss the history, development, and types/common characteristics of Arabic Calligraphy. Students will also view and discuss samples of historical and contemporary calligraphy pieces. By the end of the course, students will have improved their knowledge of and practical writing of the Arabic script.

  • Classes begin after Oct 1 and run through the week of Nov 12, 2023
  • Each session is 1.5 class hours and will be conducted once per week. The sessions will be after 3:00 PM.
  • Tuition: 118 JOD for 9 class hours, please note that we will need a minimum of 4 students to open up the class.

Arabic Social Media Class
In this class students will discuss the language used in social media, important issues raised in social media in Arab society, and how Arabs interact through social media. Class is opened in level 3 and above.
  • Classes start after Oct 1 , 2023 and run through the week of Nov 12, 2023
  • Each session will be 50 minutes (12 class in total).The class will meet twice a week.
  • In order to join this class, students must be currently enrolled in Level 3 and above
  • Tuition: 118 JOD 
Women's Contemporary Issues
Women have played a number of different roles in their societies throughout history and these roles have been affected by myriad factors and changes. In the past few decades, significant progress has been made in advancing women’s rights in many countries, however, cultural and legal restrictions continue to impact their ability to achieve their rights.
In this course, we will be discussing contemporary issues pertaining to women, especially Arab women, such as: abortion, political participation, the image of women in media and sports, and single motherhood in Arab culture.
  • Classes start after Oct 01 , 2023 and run through the week of Nov 05, 2023
  • Each session will be 50 minutes (10 class in total).The class will meet twice a week.
  • In order to join this class, students must currently be enrolled in Level 4 or higher (MSA or Classical), as many advanced- language skills will be needed to fully participate in the class. More specifically, students will need to be able to analyze authentic texts, read paragraph-length material, and conduct local surveys.
  • Tuition: 107 JOD 
Tuition Payments and Deposits

The costs for each course are described above.

Payment in full for all enrolled courses is due at the beginning of the first session of each course. This is the same for Conversation Partners which will be priced per student upon completion of the master schedule.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Any student who prepays for their Supplementary Course and then withdraws before the first day of class, 100% of their tuition will be refunded. However, no refunds are given once the first day of class has commenced. Qasid will also provide a full refund for any class which is cancelled due to the minimum quota of 4 enrolled students not being reached during registration.

Supplementary Course Absences and Tardiness

Because our Supplementary Courses may soon be eligible for transferable academic credit, students pursuing this option will be held to a minimum attendance standard. In other words, attendance will be recorded regularly for the entire class, but absences will only have academic ramifications for those taking the class for credit.

A student may miss up to 2 individual class sessions of a Supplementary Course before Qasid reserves the right to begin deducting 2% from their final grade for each class session missed thereafter. And every 3 instances of tardiness will count as 1 individual class session absence.

In the occurrence of a student’s absence or tardiness, irrespective of cause, Qasid instructors are not obligated to review any missed lesson material in the class or outside of class. The student is solely responsible to attain any missed lesson material, instructions, or assignments.

Consequences for anticipated and legitimate, but unavoidable, absences from Supplementary Courses due to medical, professional, visa renewal issues, and the like, or extraordinary circumstances, such as a death in a student’s immediate family, or other similarly unanticipated, serious, and time consuming events will be handled on a case by case basis.

Attendance Accommodations for Personalized Supplementary Courses

For Conversation Partner, a tardy student will be allowed to complete the time remaining in their lesson. Although, a teacher will only wait 10 to 15 minutes in the classroom, after which time a student arriving late will need to go to the reception desk to inform the teacher of their arrival.

In the case of anticipated and legitimate but unavoidable absences, or lessons missed due to extraordinary situations, Qasid will attempt to, but is not obligated to reschedule the class sessions. However, unwarranted lapses in attendance will not be rescheduled.

Students in these personalized courses should inform their teacher and the Director of Student Services before all anticipated absences. A student will be allowed up to 3 session absences, irrespective of cause, in which Qasid will offer to make up the class for them. Note, however, that makeup sessions may be offered with a different instructor, and possibly after regular session hours, or on weekends.

Deadline Reminder

For all supplementary offerings, please be sure to sign up by Thursday, Sep 28th 2023 at 12:00 pm, as once the schedule is set it will be very difficult to amend.