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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Modern Arabic

People in a square in Dubai

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 2021/22 are offered at Beginner, Elementary or Intermediate levels.

They can be taken for credit or not-for-credit. Modules with 44 taught classsroom hours are worth 15 credits, those with 88 taught classroom hours are worth 30 credits. Check your level

Most of our modules are year-long. There is a smaller selection of modules that can be taken in Semester 2, starting in the week of 24 January and finishing mid-April 2022. You can now register for these modules by filling in the online application form. All on-campus modules are taught on the Mile End campus. The modules offered for Semester B are the following:

LAN4053/4056B

Arabic Language and Culture 1a (Beginner)

2 x 2 hours per week: Thu 1-3 pm (Scape 1.02) AND Fri 3:30-5:30 pm (Bancroft 3.15)

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN4052/4057

Arabic Language and Culture 1b (Elementary)

2 x 2 hours per week: Tue 9-11 am (Arts One: G19) AND second session TBC

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks

LAN5052/5057

Arabic Language and Culture 2b (Upper Intermediate)

2 x 2 hours per week: Tue 11-1 pm (Engineering 216) AND Fri 9:30-11:30 am (online)

24th January - 14th April 2022

44 classroom hours plus 106 hours independent study; 11 weeks