Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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The Arabic Languages program is offered at Queen's University since 2008. The establishment of an Arabic language and culture courses was the first step taken by faculty to develop a new interdisciplinary program and research center on Islam and multicultural societies. Currently, it offers language acquisition courses up to 200-level (Intermediate Arabic) and many extra-curricular activities such as movie nights, conversation groups, Arabic poetry readings, and potlucks.

  • Arabesque pattern at the Alhambra Palace in Southern Spain. Picture by Yves Remedios.

  • A souq or souk is an open-air marketplace or commercial quarter in Middle Eastern and North African cities.


  • Dubai skyscrapers

  • Oasis in Libya

  • A dallah  is a metal pot with a long spout designed specifically for making Arabic coffee. Photo by  Basel Almisshal