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.
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.
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.
Sydney International Women's Poetry and Arts Festival 2016 - 16 March 2016
Arabic Concert - Cancelled - 20 March 2016
Arab Diasporas: Migration, Citizenship, and Transnational Identities - 20 March 2016 to 22 March 2016