The Arabic Program

Welcome to the web site for Arabic in School for Middle Eastern & North African Studies at the University of Arizona. MENAS has one of the top Arabic programs in the U.S., offering instruction in Arabic language, including dialects such as Levantine and Egyptian Arabic, linguistics, literature, culture and society. Our Arabic Professors include:

  • Samira Farwaneh, Associate Professor, Arabic Linguistics
  • Adel Gamal, Professor, Arabic Language and Literature
  • Yaseen Noorani, Arabic and Persian Literature and Language
  • Sonia Shiri, Assistant Professor and Middle East Language Coordinator
  • Mohammed Ansary, Instructor of Arabic Language

Current ARB Instructors/ Lecturers/ Teaching Assistants:

Elementary Arabic I

Intermediate Arabic I

 Levantine Arabic

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