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MENA LANGUAGES

OUR COURSES

 

Fall Quarter 2020

Four Languages offered

Welcome to the MENA Languages Program.  We offer an array of courses to help you gain proficiency in any of the four languages we currently teach and deepen your interest in the Middle East.  You will find class descriptions as well as titles for required books below and we hope you will check us out. During the Fall quarter, our office will be open at certain times each week. In the meantime, please contact the Director of the MENA Languages Program with any questions by scheduling a zoom meeting . You can also meet the MENA Languages faculty in this fun video

 

In order to keep you and our instructors safe and to insure an uninterrupted and sophisticated educational experience, we will be teaching all of our courses synchronous online. We are confident that we can deliver a high-impact and deep learning experience and bring students closer as a learning community despite the virtual environment.  Data from language learners tested at the end of Spring 2020  suggest that synchronous on-line  learning experiences are as effective as in-class experiences and students reach the same proficiency

 

ARABIC

First-year Second-year Third-year  |  Fourth-year  |   Media ArabicOne Thousand and One Nights

HEBREW

First-year  |  Second-year

PERSIAN

First-year

TURKISH

First-year   |   Second-year

We have a unique program

 

PROGRESSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Our program recognizes that students are diverse learners from racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse backgrounds. To encourage students to excel, we offer a variety of learning situations and scenarios including the frequent use of new technologies and opportunities to practice with native speakers of the target culture. The goal is for students to acquire the new language efficiently and thoroughly while being engaged.

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ENGAGING STUDY-ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES

Many of our students take advantage of the various study abroad opportunities the University offers and all come back with engaging stories to tell.  Mara Kelly spent her summer in Jordan learning Arabic: "During my time in Amman, Jordan, I lived with a Jordanian host family, which was the highlight of my experience. My host family helped me feel at home and was incredibly welcoming."
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AWARD WINNING INSTRUCTORS

Our program has exceptional teaching faculty who regularly receive awards and accolades for teaching. Every faculty member makes a concerted effort to offer classes that are engaging, motivating, intellectually fulfilling, and have an interactive learning environment.

 

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News and Events

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 
Arabic alphabet
Languages With Other Scripts

Languages with different scripts such as for example Arabic, Hebrew, or Persian aren’t as scary as you think.  The best way to learn a new alphabet is to practice the shape of each letter frequently. This will develop the necessary muscle memory to write each letter without having to think about it. There are plenty of apps to help you learn the alphabet of your target language. These are good options since they frequently combine both audio and written learning giving you well-rounded approach and more practical experience using the new letters. 

 

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