Noor Majan-Muscat is an extension of Noor Majan’s services and is held to thesame academic standards as Noor Majan-Ibri. Both sites uphold the highest standards of Arabic language acquisition, first by attracting talent through a competitive hiring process, continual professional development for instructors,and continual evaluation of results and application of improvements. Noor Majan believes that successful language acquisition occurs when students are repeatedly challenged to utilize and develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing abilities in a structured environment. Thus, Noor Majan’s methodology reflects this idea by dividing instruction time into two distinct concentrations: foundational knowledge in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and application of knowledge and skills through media literacy.
Throughout the three concentrations, Noor Majan utilizes Al Kitaab Fi Ta’allum Al-‘Arabiyya (Mahmoud Al Batal) as the primary course material and complementary material from Al Kitaab Al-Asasi (1-3) by El-Said Badawi Modern Standard Arabic (Eckehard Schultz) and Ahlan Wa Sahlan (Mahdi Alosh). All courses draw upon authentic and relevant material from print and internet to engage the student with appropriate usage of the language. The institute follows and applies international teaching standards set by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), with the ability to teach nine distinct levels from beginner to advanced.