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Arabic Language Course Details
June 1 - July 31, 2015

Arabic Curriculum

Each week, students have 21 contact hours per week - 20 with a main instructor and an hour of dedicated instruction and practice with a conversation instructor.

The co-curricular Arabic program features weekly lectures and films in Arabic, twice-weekly Arabic table for lunch, and clubs and special interest groups - including a student produced Arabic magazine.


Course (NELC) Undergraduate Graduate
1st Year 10 (A-100, A-150) 6 (A-555)
2nd Year 10 (A-200, A-250) 6 (A-600, A-650)
3rd Year 6 (A-300, A-350) 6 (A-660, A-670)

All courses are contingent upon enrollment. For questions concerning the registration process, contact the Workshop by email or at 812-855-2889.

Placement Exam

The Arabic placement test is administered in early April. Students who are not currently enrolled in Arabic language classes can elect to take the test earlier by contacting the Workshop.

Students will receive an email request to submit the name and contact information for the faculty member or school administrator who is willing to act as a proctor. The student is responsible for arranging a date and time for testing with the proctor. The proctor will receive the test from the Workshop together with instructions for returning it for evaluation.

Students will be contacted individually with their results. On occasion, the Workshop director will contact students for additional information to assist with most accurately placing students into the level in which they will be most appropriately challenged.

Indiana University students currently enrolled in NELC Arabic language classes will not need to take the placement test. Indiana University students not currently enrolled in NELC Arabic language courses will be contacted about taking the test on campus.

Course Materials

Study guides and sustaiment materials are available in the Summer Language Workshop's language sustainment portal.

Course Textbook
1st Year Brustad, et al., Alif-Baa 3rd Edition
Brustad, et al., Al-Kitaab 3rd Edition, Vol. 1
2nd Year Brustad, et al., Al-Kitaab 3rd Edition, Vol. 2
3rd Year Brustad, et al., Al-Kitaab 2nd Edition, Vol. 2

Course textbook assignments are subject to change prior to May 2015.