Our department is renowned for quality language teaching. All the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are emphasized from the elementary through the advanced levels.
We follow the guidelines of the Proficiency Approach and capitalize on human interaction in language pedagogy. Be it Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Hindi or Urdu that you are interested in learning, we welcome you in all languages.
Students typically begin with Elementary I. However, if you have already studied the given language, you may take a placement exam to see if you can place into a higher level.
For Arabic, please email Professor Nader Uthman. You will fill out a short questionnaire before taking the placement exam. Please email Professor Uthman by August 1st if you'd like to enroll in a fall Arabic course and by December 1st for a spring Arabic course. For Turkish contact Professor Sibel Erol, for Persian contact Professor Yass Alizadeh, for Hindi contact Professor Gabriela Ilieva, and for Urdu contact Professor Tahira Naqvi.