Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our office in 440 Marshall Building is closed to the public, but you can reach the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Monday–Friday 8am-5pm:
- Director: Ben Fortna email@example.com 520-873-7008
- Program Coordinator: Sergio Cañez firstname.lastname@example.org 520-260-0837
- Administrative Assistant: Randa Abdu email@example.com 520-561-2098
Arabic Conversation Circles
Practice Arabic in a fun and conversational setting.
What are conversational circles?
Arabic Conversation Circles are a great way to practice different varieties of Arabic in a fun and conversational setting. They are designed to teach the language in culturally-focused themes, such as Arabic food, ordering food in a restaurant, shopping and bargaining in Arab souks, taking a cab, renting an apartment, going to the doctor, Arab storytelling, music, films, weddings, games, etc.
Circles are open to Arabic students from all levels, and students who attend five or more language circle sessions for a particular variety of Arabic will receive extra credit in their Arabic class.
Tentative Schedule (Fall 2020)
Levantine Language Circle:
Monday 3:00-4:00 pm
Modern Standard Arabic Circle:
Tuesday 12:00-1:00 pm
Thursday 3:00-4:00 pm
Moroccan Language Circle:
Friday 3:00-4:00 pm
All circles take place in the language study room (Marshall 461).
For general questions about the Arabic Circles, please contact Abdessamad M'Barki, Assistant to the Director of Arizona Arabic Flagship, at: firstname.lastname@example.org.