The Arabic Program selects only experienced and caring teachers who enjoy the challenges of Second Language Teaching. We offer special conversation and cultural sessions, promoting the Communicative Method of language instruction. We also offer many extracellular activities at Shea Language House.
Students enjoy the opportunity of studying Arabic in various Arab countries, especially in Jordan, through a UVa sponsored program: The U.Va.-Yarmouk University Summer Arabic Program, established in 1984. Also, the Arabic Language Program usually offers first-year Arabic (ARAB 1010/1020) and second-year Arabic (ARAB 2010/2020) at the Summer Language Institute.
Currently, the program offers five years of Modern Standard Arabic, fusha, in addition to courses in dialectal Arabic. Such offerings enable undergraduate and graduate students to matriculate in required language courses required by various University departments such as Religious Studies, Politics and History, among others. The program’s Arabic courses cover classical Arabic, Arabic grammar and modern literature and culture, in addition to courses taught in English that deal with Arabic literature and culture.