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Ali Baba International Center, Amman, Jordan

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Amman  

Ali Baba International Center

The language school Ali Baba International Center was founded in Amman, Jordan in 2005. The Ali Baba International Center, also known as International House Amman (IH Amman), is a leading Arabic Language institute in Jordan. The center offers Arabic language immersion programs throughout the year. A typical program consist of a language course, comfortable accommodation, rich extracurricular activities, and optional touristic trips. All courses are taught at Ali Baba International Center by experienced multilingual Jordanian teachers with solid teaching experience. The center is located in Amman, the beautiful capital of Jordan. Conveniently, the center is situated in the heart of a university neighborhood which has been developed over the years to accommodate the student lifestyle. Coffee shops, supermarkets and bookstores are all within a minute’s walk of the center. The area is safe, clean, open, and is just a fifteen minute drive away from downtown Amman.

The school address is: Queen Rania Street, 11941 - Amman (Jordan).

Accreditations and Quality seals

Ministry of Education in Jordan.

School Size:

Facilities

  • Cafeteria

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Lounge

  • Student support desk

  • Copy machine

  • Printer for student use

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

Classroom equipment

  • TV in some classrooms

  • Electronic whiteboard in some classrooms

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in all classrooms

Number of classrooms:

20

Number of public workstations:

40

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Welcome dinner
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes

Course material:

Generally course material has to be purchased by the student. The costs of course material will be approximately 35 US$ per course.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 100
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 35

Average age of students

  • in summer: 21 years
  • throughout the year: 24 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 10
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 10

Minimum age of students

  • 15 years
  • 10 years for specific Junior courses

Arabic teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

20
10
5
5
10
10
10
20
10

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Queen Alia International Airport (AMM). It takes 30 minutes to school.

Language school closed

In 2016 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2016, 01.May.2016, 25.May.2016, 07.Jul.2016, 08.Jul.2016, 09.Jul.2016, 10.Jul.2016, 11.Sep.2016, 12.Sep.2016, 13.Sep.2016, 14.Sep.2016, 15.Sep.2016, 03.Oct.2016, 12.Dec.2016, 25.Dec.2016 In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 01.Jan.2017, 01.May.2017, 25.May.2017, 25.Jun.2017 - 29.Jun.2017, 03.Sep.2017 - 07.Sep.2017, 25.Dec.2017

Courses

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Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 100.00  US$
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 30 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.
Comments about courses: School week is from Sunday to Thursday. There are no lessons on Friday and Saturday.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 280 560 840 850 280 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
The center gives female students the chance to stay with local host families. A host family provides a bedroom, two meals, and of course, the cultural exchange experience. Families live in different parts of Amman, and the average Taxi drive to the center from most host families is in the range 15 – 20 minutes. Due to cultural issues, only a few families accept male students, and therefore, male students may apply for this option, however, availability at the time of application may not always be guaranteed.
Price extra night:
40 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
20 minutes by public transport
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
Maximum age of students: 65
Dates
High season dates 01.May.2016 - 30.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week Deposit (refundable)* One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 280 560 840 750 280 300 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per room
A private apartment has one bedroom, a bathroom, a kitchenette, a small living area, an air-condition or fan, TV, and a study desk. Internet connectivity is provided in most apartments, however, students may also buy cheap Internet USB sticks if Internet connectivity is weak or unavailable. No meals are served, however, the neighbourhood has many restaurants.
Price extra night:
40 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Double room.
Distance from school:
10 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.May.2016 - 30.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 245 490 735 650 245 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Students of all ages have the option of staying in all-males or all-females student residences located within a walking distance from the center. At the residence, each student will have his or her own studio (bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette). Internet services are offered for free in most residences. No meals are served, however, students can cook in their kitchenette or eat at the restaurants located near the dorms.
Price extra night:
30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Daily cleaning, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, No meals, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.May.2016 - 30.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 210 420 630 550 150 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
A student house is a shared apartment having one or more bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, and a living area. The bedrooms and facilities of the apartment are shared. Each bedroom may accommodate one or two persons. No meals are served, however, the neighborhood has many restaurants. This option is suitable for individual students, or a group of 2 or 3 students wishing to stay together.
Price extra night:
30 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
15 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, No meals, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.May.2016 - 30.Sep.2016
High season
weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week One-time fee
(charged by school)
Price in US$ 700 1400 2100 2800 700 100
Prices based on accommodation from Saturday to Saturday
Price per person
Prices may vary.
Price extra night:
40 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
5 minutes walking
Includes:
TV, Phone, Daily cleaning, Towels, Bedding/linen, Access to laundry service, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Heating, Air conditioning, Breakfast, Private bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 0
Maximum age of students: 0
Dates
High season dates 01.May.2016 - 30.Sep.2016
High season
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Optional airport transfer
    Queen Alia International Airport: for 50 US$ (one way); for 80 US$ (return trip)

Reviews

City
3.5/5.0 
Organisation
4.5/5.0 
Facilities
4.5/5.0 
Social activities
3.5/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.5/5.0 
Value for money
4.0/5.0 
Accommodation
Host Family
4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0 
Other
4.0/5.0 
Students liked about Ali Baba International Center, Amman
Excellent pedagogy. School with a close attention to the actual level of the students.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
3.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0
Other
4.0/5.0
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: Petra, of course, but also the lower town, the Citadel, the Roman theater ..
Other comments: It is more than advisable to speak English to get explanations from teachers, at least for beginners.

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