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Queen's University

ARAB 100 Introductory Modern Standard Arabic


Course description:

The course is dedicated to beginners and is designed to enable students to communicate in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) using four key skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. The course introduces students to the Arabic script and grammar. By the end of the course, students should be able to read and write short sentences and paragraphs in MSA and to respond to it verbally. Although a diversity of dialects exists throughout the Arab nations, MSA is considered the common denominator across the region. It is used for formal communication in official speeches, education and the media.

Permission of the instructor. 
You will not able to register yourself into the course. During the registration or shortly before, please email the instructor, Prof. Amira Halabi ( to obtain the permission.

Please note: The student allowed to take ARAB 100 have no knowledge of the language whatsoever; they cannot read and write in Arabic.



Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000