Arabic Language

The Intensive 1-year Arabic Language Studies Program incorporates classical Arabic studies to a modern understanding to make classical texts accessible to students through practical implementation in the modern era. Our curriculum is crafted to suit an accelerated pace of study with an effective implementation of understanding and usage through teaching grammar, vocabulary, sentence structure, and more. Students will gain practical skills such as reading, writing and speaking through a variety of classroom activities. This model is a unique method of teaching that integrates the Arabic textbooks of the Lisan Al Um series to meet the national standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Note: even though this program is designed as a part of the 1-year Islamic Studies Degree Program, students may opt to study Arabic as a full-time 1-year individual track and earn a completion certificate for the Arabic program.