The Arabic Program

Welcome to the website for Arabic in the School for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) at the University of Arizona. MENAS has one of the top Arabic programs in the U.S., offering instruction in Arabic language (MSA and dialects), Arabic linguistics, literature, culture and society.
It is also home for the Arabic Flagship Program and jointly runs Project GO with CMES.
Our Arabic Professors include:
  • Sonia Shiri, Assistant Professor and Middle East Language Coordinator
  • Samira Farwaneh, Associate Professor, Arabic Linguistics
  • Adel Gamal, Professor Emeritus, Arabic Language and Literature
  • Yaseen Noorani, Associate Professor, Arabic and Persian Literature and Language
  • Mahmoud Azaz, Assistant Professor, Arabic Language and Linguistics
Current Arabic Instructors:
Current Arabic Tutors: