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AddRan College of Liberal Arts

Department of Modern Language Studies

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Discover the rich and complex world of the Middle East

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Immerse yourself in the study of Arabic to be able to see beyond today's headlines and comprehend the multifaceted issues that are shaping world affairs.


Why Study Arabic?

A study of Arabic opens up endless potentials and opportunities for those who embark upon it. Arabic is the 5th most commonly spoken native language in the world and one of the six official languages of the United Nations.  Arabic is the liturgical language of Islam and the mother tongue of about 375 million people spoken across 20 countries.

Arabic is a rich and refined language spoken in many dialects throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It is both thought-provoking and rewarding to learn. A knowledge of Arabic is necessary to gaining a real understanding of the societies and politics of the Arab world. Those who study Arabic can choose from a variety of career fields: journalism, business, translation, foreign service, finance, education and more.


Program Overview

Courses are available at the lower levels. First-year and second-year courses are offered every other year, on a rotating basis. 

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Get Involved

Join us for Arabic Games & Conversation on Fridays, from 2-4pm in Scharbauer 3003. Snacks and light refreshments will be provided!

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