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With more than 200 million speakers around the world, learning Arabic can give you a professional edge that’ll help you be in high demand for rewarding international careers.

Saint Louis University offers courses in Arabic that prepare you to speak, listen, read and write, as well as gain an appreciation for Arabic literature and culture.

Director: George Simon


Four courses are offered on the Arabic language, literature and cultures.

  • AR 1010 : Communicating in Arabic I
    This course will cover all four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) of Modern Standard Arabic, at an elementary level. Emphasis placed on active use of the language. Students master the Arabic alphabet and basic pronunciation of all the Arabic sounds, learn to read elementary texts and converse in day-to-day situations.
  • AR 1020: Communicating in Arabic II
    A continuation of Arabic I. This course enables students to deepen their knowledge of the four basic language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and further fosters an understanding and appreciation of Arabic literature and Arabic cultures.
  • AR 2010: Communicating in Arabic III
    A continuation of Arabic II.
  • AR 3930: Communicating in Arabic IV
    A continuation of Arabic III.