Arabic Program

We offer one of the top Arabic programs in the U.S., offering instruction in the Arabic language (MSA and dialects), Arabic linguistics, literature, culture, and society.

Arabic Language Study

We house numerous Arabic language programs both at the University of Arizona and abroad:

Arabic Credit by Exam

You can get credit by exam or test out of your requirements for second language proficiency. Learn more about Arabic testing for proficiency or credit.

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 Samira Farwaneh:

Arabic Faculty & Staff

    Arabic Program Director

    Sonia Shiri

    Sonia Shiri

    Associate Professor, Middle East Language Programs Director

    Director, Arabic Flagship Program

    Director, Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA)

    Arabic Faculty

    Mahmoud Azaz

    Associate Professor, Arabic Language, Linguistics, & Pedagogy

    University of Arizona Distinguished Fellow

    • Arab world
    • Second language acquisition and pedagogy
    • Sociolinguistics
    Marshall 442 

    Samira Farwaneh

    Associate Professor, Arabic Language & Linguistics

    • Arab world
    • Phonology and Morphology
    • Sociolinguistics

    Yaseen Noorani

    Associate Professor, Arabic/Persian Language & Literature

    Director, Graduate Studies

    Arabic Instructors

    Current Arabic Tutors

    Fall 2021 Arabic TA's