Amman- 24 September 2019

On Thursday, September 19, 2019, the Consultation and Training Center (CTC) at the German Jordanian University (GJU) celebrated the graduation of German students participating in the Arabic Language and Culture Summer School Program in the presence of GJU Vice President Prof. Atef Kharabsheh, the Vice President for International Affairs Prof. Dr. Ralf Roßkopf, the Director Consultation and Training Center Dr. Omar M. Shubailat,  The Program Coordinator Dr. Thelal Oweis and a number of faculty members and administrative.

The program, which includes about (26) students from Germany, aims to teach them the Arabic language and introduce them to the Jordanian culture, customs and traditions with its human heritage.

The ceremony included speeches by German students which they expressed their happiness at the completion of the program, stressing its importance in gaining new experiences such as familiarizing them with Arab customs and traditions, folk songs and food. The ceremony also included a number of Arabic and German songs performed by the students.

A short film was presented by the students on the most prominent field trips to archaeological and historical places in Jordan such as their visit to Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerash and Karak Castle. Pointing to the experiences they had during these trips, the benefit and enjoyment they have achieved.

Roßkopf congratulated the students on this achievement and expressed his delight at the advanced level of learning Arabic and they have become ambassadors for the exchange of Arab culture. Stressing that GJU is a bridge linking Jordan and the Arab world to Germany and that it is one of the best universities in the world with its graduates, programs and specializations.

At the end of the ceremony, Roßkopf and Kharabsheh presented certificates to the participants. The German Jordanian University established this program in 2014 to teach Arabic to non-native students.