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The MENA Student Association

 

Building support for MENA students on Campus

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The MENA Student Association was founded in the spring last year to provide community and an  inclusive, safe space for the many MENA students on campus. The goal of the student group is to celebrate what MENA students have in common but also to show respect for the distinctions between the various MENA cultures.  Through the  events the group organizes, they want to foreground the importance of individual traditions and cultures within the region.

Board members of the MENA Student Association, Sara Ibrahim, Eman Hamed and Sama ben Amer,  were recently contacted by CBS Chicago who wanted to highlight the work of the MENA Student Association on Campus. The feature "Northwestern Students mark Arab-American Heritage Month" shows the impressive work of the organization to represent and make visible the MENA community at Northwestern.  (More information ...)

 

Spring 2022 SCHEDULE

ARABIC COURSES

ARABIC 111-3
FIRST-YEAR

ARABIC 121-3
SECOND-YEAR

ARABIC 125-0
MEDIA ARABIC

ARABIC 216-0
ARAB LANGUAGE & CULTURE

ARABIC 316-3
MODERN ARABIC PROSE

MWF 9:30-10:40 
Fadia Antabli

MWF 11:00-12:10
Rana Raddawi

MWF 5:00-5:50
Fatima Khan

MW 2:00-3:20
Ragy Mikhaeel

MW 11:00-12:20
Fadia Antabli

MWF 11:00-12:10
Ragy Mikhaeel

MWF 3:30-4:40
Fatima Khan

MWF 2:00-3:10
Rana Raddawi

HEBREW COURSES

HEBREW 111-3 
FIRST-YEAR

HEBREW 121-3 
SECOND-YEAR

HEBREW 216-3
TOPICS IN HEBREW LITERATURE

MTWTh 10-10:50
Dana Rubin

MTWTh 11-11:50
Hanna Tzuker Seltzer

TTh 2:00-3:20
Hanna Tzuker Seltzer

 

 

PERSIAN COURSES

PERSIAN 121-3
SECOND-YEAR

MTWTh 8:00-8:50
Taymaz Pour Mohammad
TURKISH COURSES

TURKISH 111-3
FIRST-YEAR

TURKISH 121-3
SECOND-YEAR

MTWTh 10:00-10:50
Yao-Kai Chi

MTWTh 1:00-1:50
Yao-Kai Chi

 

 


Summer 2022 SCHEDULE

INTENSIVE FIRST-YEAR ARABIC.  PLEASE NOTE: Summer registration ends June 20, 2022 for ALL summer courses, including second and third intensive sequence courses.  

ARABIC 111-1

FIRST-YEAR

June 20-July 8

MTWThF 9:30-12:00

Ragy Mikhaeel

online

ARABIC 111-2

FIRST-YEAR

July 11-31

MTWThF 9:30-12:00

Ragy Mikhaeel

online

ARABIC 111-3

FIRST-YEAR

August 1-21

MTWThF 9:30-12:00

Rana Raddawi

online

CONVERSATION & CULTURE IN THE ARAB WORLD

ARABIC 114-0

LEVANTINE ARABIC

August 1-26

MTWThF 4:00-5:30

Rana Raddawi

online

 

 

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

November 1-5, 2021 is Study Abroad Week sponsored by the Global Learning Office.  There are Zoom and in-person information sessions for Arabic, Hebrew, and Turkish language programs. 

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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Upcoming Events

 

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Latest MENA Languages News

 
Three MENA Languages Students Win Undergraduate Language Grants
The inaugural Festival of Languages and Cultures Showcased Linguistic and Cultural Diversity
Congratulations to Arabic Language student Natalie Myren who was chosen to be senior Electee for Phi Beta Kappa.
Fatima Khan and Ragy Mikhaeel receive grants for their research
Charlene Mitchell wins Meteor Award

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