Our Arabic courses place emphasis on conversational skills. All levels of the program include some attention to culture and social customs in Arabic-speaking countries.
Classes meet either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:45-7:15 p.m. or 7:30-9 p.m. The schedule for each session takes into consideration placement test results, teacher assignments, and classroom availability.
Beginning-level students (I-IV) learn practical vocabulary and basic language patterns of spoken Arabic. The reading and writing of standard Arabic is introduced.
Intermediate-level students (V and VI) learn the essentials of grammar and conversation and participate in discussions on more abstract subjects, including history, customs and traditions. Local colloquial accents are also added.
Students should plan on at least two hours of homework per class.
Fee for eight-week session (3 hours weekly): $480
Apply for the Foreign Language Program by completing the online application.
Non-beginning students of Arabic will be contacted by the instructor during the week before classes begin for a phone interview to determine placement.