The Arabic program offers you the opportunity to acquire skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Language instruction is proficiency-oriented and imparts cultural experiences and knowledge. The materials used are broad-based and help students develop communication skills. You will learn how to accomplish language tasks in formal and informal situations. Assessments reflect the model of an educated native speaker as well as proficiency (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL)) guidelines.
Classes are small and you will benefit from individual attention inside and outside the classroom. You will learn from native or near native experienced, dedicated instructor, who use current techniques and incorporate technology-based instruction.
Courses are supplemented with experiential activities to expose you to the Arabic culture and history outside of the classroom, which might include the following:
Intensive and Non-intensive Options
Intensive language courses offer 3 hours of daily instructional contact for 5 days and award 3 credits.
Non-intensive language courses offer 1.5 hours of daily/weekly contact for 4-8 weeks and award 3 credits
Language and Dialect Course Offerings
Arabic: A comprehensive undergraduate program of intensive and non-intensive learning in Modern Standard Arabic will last ten weeks, with courses in basic, intermediate, advanced, as well as spoken and heritage Arabic.
Advanced Arabic with a Focus on Grammar: Our advanced Arabic courses for Arabic and Islamic Studies graduate students have a distinct focus on the grammar and writing skills of the language for academic and research reading and writing. An additional fifty-minute period of conversation occurs outside of the class meeting time and is required of all students.
OTHER ARABIC COURSES:
▪ Intermediate to Advanced-level Arabic courses for students who already have more than a basic understanding of the language
▪ Private tutoring for students with individual goals
*We also offer English language courses for native Arabic-speakers living in the U.S.*
Please contact us for more information about pricing, scheduling, etc.