The only one of its kind in the Midwest, the Arabic Language and Cultures certificate program combines the rigor of a great university with the flexibility of a noncredit program designed for working adults.
About the Program
Spoken Colloquial Arabic will next be offered in the 2018-19 Academic Year.
Students will learn to:
- Communicate practical, everyday information in Arabic
- Develop Arabic language skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing
- Gain an understanding of the culture and history of the Arabic world
The Arabic Language and Cultures certificate program has three levels. The foundation of each level is a yearlong series of Arabic language courses. A certificate is awarded upon completion of each level:
- Beginning Arabic
- Continuing Arabic
- Spoken Colloquial Arabic
The requirements are the same for all three certificate levels:
- 4 Arabic language courses (80 hours total)
- Cultural elective courses (10 hours total)
Participants may fulfill the cultural elective requirement with any Graham School course on a region of the world in which Arabic is a dominant language.
Applicants must provide:
- Current professional and educational résumé
- Brief (250-word) statement of purpose
- Completed application and $40 application fee
This certificate accepts applications on a rolling basis. You must apply and be admitted to the program before registering for your first certificate course.