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Arabic Language Course Details
June 5 - July 28, 2017

Arabic Curriculum

Each week students have 24+ contact hours.

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. Students also participate in the Workshop's rich co-curricular program.

Students with previous Arabic language experience may be required to take a placement exam.

Qualified students of Arabic are eligible to apply for Project GO and FLAS (Africa-specific) funding.


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.

About Arabic

Do I need previous background in Arabic in order to participate in the Workshop?

Students may begin studying at the 1st year level with no previous experience with the Arabic language. Students applying for the 2nd or 3rd year level will be required to complete a placement exam to qualify for the course.

How can I continue my study of Arabic beyond the Workshop?

Students may be eligible to apply for study abroad opportunities with federal funding, such as the Critical Language Scholarship and Boren Awards. Arabic is offered during the academic year at Indiana University through the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures department, which houses the Arabic Language Flagship Center.

What do alumni say about the Arabic program?

For a student perspective, please see the Arabic program articles in the Summer 2014, Summer 2015, and Summer 2016 issues of The Polyglot, the Workshop's alumni newsletter.