Arabic Language and Literature

  • Academic Division: The College
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أهلاً وسهلاً بكم في جامعة واشنطن ولي!

Welcome to Arabic at Washington and Lee University! We are excited to offer three years of Arabic coursework, designed to reflect the rich linguistic, literary, and cultural diversity of the Middle East. In the classroom, we adopt a learner-centered approach that encourages students to actively engage with speaking, listening, reading, and writing Arabic. Our objective is to support students' language learning skills through the development and application of language learning strategies and critical thinking skills.

Arabic is the native language of nearly 300 million people. It is spoken in many nations, including Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen, and many others. In this globalized century, proficient Arabic speakers can pursue thrilling careers in diplomacy, education, business, law, interpretation/translation, journalism, intelligence, and more.

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