Academic Catalog 2008-2009 
    Sep 28, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MID 111 - Introduction to Arabic Language I

This course, taught by Egyptian instructors affiliated with the American University in Cairo, aims to help students acquire basic skills in Egyptian Arabic, a dialect widely understood in the Arab world. The course emphasizes the practical use of the language, encouraging interaction with the locals through the use of “language lab Cairo” assignments or during visits to service projects. Small classes four days a week offer a solid introduction to the colloquial grammar and a substantial vocabulary as students take more than 100 hours of instruction. Once completed, MID 111 and MID 112 should bring students to the intermediate level of Egyptian colloquial Arabic. Enrollment is limited to students admitted to the Middle East Studies Program, a study abroad semester program based in Cairo, Egypt.