Department of Arabic Language and Cultures
Understanding the Arab world is today of vital importance. Arabic is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world. It is one of the official languages of the United Nations and the religious language of a billion and a half Muslims, as well as of millions of Christians and Jews. It is the living medium of a vibrant contemporary literature and culture. Political and economic developments in the Arab world and parts of the Middle East, like the internationalisation of businesses and professions around the world, have made understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Arabic an increasingly valuable skill. Arabic is a language with a rich literary and cultural heritage that deserves to be studied in its own right. You can major in Arabic with or without prior knowledge of the language.
University of Sydney Honours student, Perrin Walker
Satirist Bassem Youssef joined the Chaser's Chris Taylor at Sydney Ideas for a conversation about the perils and power of laughing at politicians.
Are you a student at the University of Sydney and want to improve your Arabic?
The University of Sydney has just formalised a short-term exchange program this Summer that you may be interested in. UAE will be offering you the chance to obtain 6 ARTS Exchange credits between January and February 2016.
Dr Lucia Sorbera on the Arab Women Film Festival
The five films that I selected for the Arab Women Film Festival challenge conventional views of gender, politics and power in the Arab world and its diasporas. They show that Arab women are not passive victims of patriarchal violence..
Nesrine Basheer explains how we teach Arabic language, and how this pedagogical style is in line with the most updated trends in Egypt and the United States.
Sessional staff member Clauda El-Hajj talks to SBS Radio about new unit of study ARBC3639 Advanced Arabic for Media.