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Arabic: Modern Standard I

The Arabic language conveys a depth of meaning and emotion that is unmatched by many languages. Whether for personal or professional growth, begin your journey into Arabic through this introductory course, which is designed so that linguistic and cultural aspects are taught in tandem. This course provides an introduction to Modern Standard Arabic: the Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, essential vocabulary, and basic grammatical patterns. All four core language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are developed as in-class listening and speaking practice is supplemented with exercises and assignments that focus on developing reading comprehension and writing skills. Classes are conducted in Arabic to the extent possible.

Students are strongly encouraged to register by Wednesday, September 12, 2018 to ensure a seat in the class. Please contact the Department of Foreign Languages at sps.foreignlanguages@nyu.edu with any questions, or call 212-998-7150 to register.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Beginner-level conversational skills in Modern Standard Arabic
  • Proficiency in basic Arabic grammar

Ideal for

  • Absolute beginners to the Arabic language
  • Individuals seeking solid foundation in a new language with cultural context
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.


    • Section

    • Semester

      Fall 2018
    • Date

      Sep 19 - Dec 12
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person
    • Format

      • In-Person
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Eissawi, Ahmed
    • Location

    Tuition $590