Arabic Language Courses


MENAS offers Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced, and 4th Year Arabic, as well as dialect courses such as Egyptian, Colloquial Mororccan, and Levantine Arabic. A BA in Arabic, a BA in Middle Eastern and North African Studies, and a minor in Arabic are offered.


MENAS offers Advanced and 4th Year Arabic at the graduate level.

Domestic & Study Abroad Arabic Language Study

Arabic Faculty

Mahmoud Azaz

Director of Graduate Studies, MENAS

University of Arizona Distinguished Fellow

Associate Professor, Arabic Language, Linguistics, & Pedagogy

  • Arab world
  • Second language acquisition and pedagogy
  • Sociolinguistics
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Samira Farwaneh

Arabic Language Coordinator, MENAS

Associate Professor, Arabic Language & Linguistics

  • Arab world
  • Phonology and morphology
  • Sociolinguistics

Yaseen Noorani

Associate Professor, Arabic and Persian Language & Literature

Sonia Shiri

Sonia Shiri

Director, Arabic Special Programs

Professor, Arabic

Arabic Instructors

Mahmoud Ali

Assistant Professor of Practice

Assistant Academic Director, Arabic Domestic Programs

Santa Rita House, Room 10

Abdessamad M’Barki


Assistant Director, Arabic Overseas Program