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Middle Eastern Languages

  • Beginning to Advanced Levels
  • Grounded in Cultural Contexts
  • Provides an Immersive Learning Experience

With the ever-increasing importance of the Middle East in business and international affairs, Arabic and Persian are valuable languages to master. These courses allow you to establish, enhance, or perfect your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Expand your understanding of dialect, grammar, intonations, and word usage while improving idiomatic and grammatical conversational abilities.

Conversational Arabic

If you have had some prior exposure to the Arabic language, then this high-beginner-level course will help you to build upon that knowledge.

2018 Summer
1 section

Arabic: Modern Standard I

This course, taught within a cultural context, provides an introduction to Modern Standard Arabic.

2018 Summer
1 section

Persian I

In this introductory class, study the Persian alphabet and sound system, and learn how to read and write individual words.

2018 Summer
1 section

Persian Reading and Writing for Heritage Speakers: Beginner

If you can understand and speak Farsi but do not have the reading or writing skills, then take this course to round out your overall Farsi...

2018 Summer
1 section

Advanced Reading and Writing in Persian

Improve your reading comprehension and advance your writing ability, while maintaining your speaking and listening skills in Persian.

Arabic: Modern Standard II

Gain greater proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic, including improved conversation and grammar.

Arabic: Modern Standard III

Expand your vocabulary and range of grammatical expression and learn to converse about simple, everyday topics in Arabic.

Persian II

Gain an introduction to Persian grammatical structures and improve your conversational skills.

Persian III

Continue to master Persian pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary in a cultural context.