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Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES)
Arabic for International Students

To study Arabic at AUB, students may either apply to the intensive summer Arabic program offered by CAMES or apply to AUB as a non-degree student during the regular academic year. Once accepted, non-degree students may register for courses in any subject of their interest (Political Studies, Arabic, History, Philosophy, etc.)

For further information on applying as a non-degree student, please check this link.

Arabic courses

Each semester, AUB offers the following Arabic courses:

Modern Standard Arabic

  • ARAB 203/MEST 321 Arabic as a Foreign Language I (5 hours per week)
  • ARAB 204/MEST 322 Arabic as a Foreign Language II (5 hours per week)
  • ARAB 205/MEST 323 Arabic as Foreign Language III (5 hours per week)
  • ARAB 206/MEST 324 Arabic as a Foreign Language IV (5 hours per week)
  • ARAB 207/MEST 325 Arabic as Foreign Language V (3 hours per week)
  • ARAB 208/MEST 326 Arabic as a Foreign Language VI (3 hours per week)
  • ARAB 209/MEST 327 Arabic as a Foreign Language VII (3 hours per week)
  • ARAB 200/MEST 328 Arabic as a Foreign Language VIII (3 hours per week)

Colloquial Lebanese Arabic

  • MEST 240 / 340 Introduction to Lebanese Arabic (5 hours per week)
  • MEST 241 / 341 Intermediate Lebanese Arabic (5 hours per week)
  • MEST 242 / 342 Advanced Lebanese Arabic (3 hrs per week)

Since each course course takes up only 3 to 5 teaching hours per week, this is not an intensive program of Arabic study. Classes in Fall run from early September to mid-December, and in Spring from late January to mid-May. The cost of each course can be calculated by checking the tuition fees for undergraduate courses and for graduate courses.


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