Arabic for Beginners

Summer 2014 quarter (Session I)

Taught by

international politics, political science, Middle East studies

This five week intensive summer program introduces students to both written Arabic and basic conversational Arabic in order to provide the foundations for further study in the Arabic language.   Students will learn basic phrases, vocabulary and grammar used in conversational Arabic and learned how to use it in informal situations.  Students will also learn to read and write modern standard Arabic used in written publications and materials, with an emphasis on learning the alphabet, reading and writing words and basic grammar.  In the final week of the program, students will bring together their learning from both colloquial and written Arabic learning for review and final projects.  The program is organized around a series of texts, exercises and assignments, including several class presentations and a final presentation.

Program Details

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day

Advertised schedule: 1-5p Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning: No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional for students.

Registration Information

Credits: 8 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Course Reference Number

First Session (8 credits): 40006

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