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
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).