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 Project GO.

If you would like to get credit by exam or test out of your requirements for 2nd language proficiency, please follow the instructions listed here.
If you would like your transfer credits from another institution to be evaluated for UA Arabic equivalency, please send your request, along with the syllabi for the transfer courses to Abdessamad M'Barki:

Our Arabic Professors include:

  • Sonia Shiri, Associate 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:



To learn more about Flagship and Project GO check out the following videos: