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Modern Arabic

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Arabic is spoken by about 400 million people, is an official language in over 20 countries, and is one of the five most widely spoken languages in the world. Speakers of Arabic are in high demand. Knowledge of the language can help you in a government career, but it will also be of benefit in business and in industries such as engineering, medical, and in the non-profit and international relations sectors. Speaking Arabic can help you build relationships with business people in wealthy Middle Eastern countries like Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia.

Arabic modules for 2022/23 are offered at Beginner, Elementary or Intermediate levels.

Check your level and take a diagnostic test if you know some Arabic already.

The modules can be taken for credit or not-for-credit. Modules with 44 taught classroom hours are worth 15 credits, those with 88 taught classroom hours are worth 30 credits. 

Most of our modules are year-long. Intensive modules (two sessions @ 2 hours a week) can also be taken over one semester only. In academic year 2022/23, all language modules are taught in-person, on the Mile End campus. 

Registration for year-long modules is closed, but a small range of modules is offered for Semester 2 (January - April 2023) - please see below. Registration for these as non-credit bearing options will open in January 2023. The full range of levels will be offered again from September 2023.

Arabic Language and Culture 1a

  • Module Code: LAN4053 (credit) / LAN4056B (non-credit)
  • Level: Beginner
  • Schedule: Semester 2 Intensive, 23rd January – 14th April 2023
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Semester 2 timetable: two 2-hour sessions per week, days/times TBC

Arabic Language and Culture 1b

  • Module Code: LAN4052 (credit) / LAN4057 (non-credit)
  • Level: Elementary
  • Schedule: Semester 2 Intensive, 23rd January – 14th April 2023
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Semester 2 Timetable: Mon 11-1pm (ArtsTwo 2.18) and Tue 10-12pm (Bancroft 3.27)

Arabic Language and Culture 2b

  • Module Code: LAN5052 (credit) / LAN5057 (non-credit)
  • Level: Upper Intermediate
  • Schedule: Semester 2 Intensive, 23rd January – 14th April 2023
  • Hours: 44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study
  • Semester 2 Timetable: Tue 2-4pm (Bancroft 1.02.5) and TBC

Please note that in some cases there may be changes to days/times or venue prior to the start of teaching. Any changes will be updated on this website.

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