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Courses / Levels

The ALNG unit offers a variety of courses for elementary, intermediate and advanced levels. 


Arabic for Natives

These courses cover Modern Standard Arabic, Arabic of the news media and courses for selected topics.

In addition, the program offers courses to thanawiya amma holders or students who demonstrate equivalent Arabic-language proficiency to enhance their career prospects. Courses that would be especially useful for these students include ALWT 3271 and ALWT 4272.

Arabic for Non-Natives

These courses cover Modern Standard Arabic, Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, Arabic of the news media and courses for selected topics.

Modern Standard Arabic is offered through normal and accelerated tracks. Regular track courses are three credits each. Courses for this track may include ALNG 1101 and ALNG 1102, which are taught in two consecutive semesters.

Accelerated track courses are six credits each, thereby combining two semesters in one. For example, ALNG 1501 covers topics in ALNG 1101 and ALNG 1102. 

For  a detailed description of ALNG courses, please check the AUC Catalog.

The schedule of classes is posted on the Web for Students. The following acronyms are used: 'U' for Sunday, 'M' for Monday, 'W' for Wednesday and 'R' for Thursday. In the fall and spring semesters, all ALNG classes meet four times a week (MR and SW), except for Arabic of the news media courses, which meet MR or SW. As for winter and summer sessions, ALNG courses meet five times per week, Sunday to Thursday (including Tuesday).