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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.

This Fall, study from anywhere in the world in the safety and comfort of your home through online or remote instruction.

Persian (Farsi) I

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

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Persian (Farsi) II

Continue studying Persian in this class that covers most of the grammar and verb tense structures needed for everyday conversation.

2021 Fall
1 section

Persian (Farsi) V

Engage with a variety of materials (videos, audio files, articles) in Persian and become more familiar with Persian social terms and pleasantries.

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Modern Standard Arabic for Professionals I

This course focuses on Modern Standard Arabic for the professional, and provides the fundamentals for clear and effective communication in...

2021 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Arabic: Modern Standard I

Begin learning Arabic in this introductory course, which is designed so that linguistic and cultural aspects are taught in tandem.

Arabic: Modern Standard II

This course focuses on all four core Arabic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), taught within a cultural context.

Modern Standard Arabic: Language and Culture

If you have completed at least Level II, or the equivalent, of Arabic language study, then this course will help you build upon that knowledge.

Persian (Farsi) III

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

Persian (Farsi) IV

Deepen your knowledge of Persian grammatical structures such as subjunctive, passive, and conditional, while practicing more complex sentences.