Consider a Minor or Major in Arabic: Get Started This Fall

Are you interested in learning a language that will allow you to communicate with hundreds of millions of people around the world? Arabic is a really smart choice!

The Arabic Program is offering ARAB 1016 this fall semester, which could be your first step towards a minor or a major in Arabic.

Plus, there are so many advantages to being a member of the Arabic Program at the U of A:

  • You will be able to speak a language spoken by more than 400 million people all around the globe. Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world.
  • Our intensive courses allow students to learn so much about the language and the culture in just one semester. You'll learn to read and write using the beautiful Arabic alphabet in just three weeks!
  • There are many study-abroad opportunities that you do not want to miss! You can travel to study in one of several Arab countries and experience life among one of the most hospitable cultures in the world.
  • With a double-major in MEST, you have access to amazing scholarship opportunities.

Questions? Email Adnan Haydar, Arabic section head, at


Adnan Haydar, professor
World Languages, Literatures and Cultures


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