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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.

Advanced Reading and Writing in Persian

If you are a heritage Farsi speaker who can speak and understand the spoken language, then take this course to learn to read and write in Persian.

2017 Fall
1 section

Arabic: Modern Standard I

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

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Arabic: Modern Standard II

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

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Persian I

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

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Persian II

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

2017 Fall
1 section

Culture and Language Bootcamp for Work and Study Abroad: Arabic

Immerse yourself in Arabic and learn the skills to succeed in Arabic-speaking academic or work settings in just three weeks.

2017 Summer
1 section

Arabic: Modern Standard III

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

Arabic: Modern Standard IV

Expand the range of your lexical and grammatical skills in Arabic.

Arabic: Modern Standard Intensive I

Through audio and visual instruction within a modern cultural context, learn to speak, understand, read, and write Modern Standard Arabic.

Arabic: Modern Standard Intensive II

Study present and future tenses, and learn to comprehend and respond to spoken and written Arabic with increased proficiency and cultural awareness.

Introduction to Spoken Levantine Arabic

Gain an introduction to the Arabic colloquial dialect of the Levantine area, as well as to the culture and values of its speakers.

Modern Standard Arabic Intermediate Immersive Conversation and Culture

Develop your intermediate-level fluency in Modern Standard Arabic by exercising your conversational skills in this immersive, fast-paced course.

Persian Advanced Conversation

Learn to express yourself in Persian with more ease, improve your pronunciation, build your vocabulary, and develop more fluid conversational skills.

Persian III

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

Persian Intermediate Conversation

Improve your speaking, listening, and reading skills in Persian through the use of intermediate language exercises, role-playing, audio, and video.