Why learn Arabic?
As the official language for over 20 countries, Arabic is the 5th most commonly spoken language in the world. In addition, 1.2 million Arab heritage residents are living in the United States, and Arab ancestry immigration has increased 40% in the last ten years. Chances are, learning Arabic will improve your understanding and relationships with your neighbors, co-workers and friends. Those who speak Arabic are perfectly positioned to pursue careers in banking, education, consulting, foreign services and a variety of careers in the business industry.
First-year Arabic Language Courses (4 credits each)
Note: Future term data are continually updated. Class offerings may be added, removed, or rescheduled without notice. Check the Ecampus Schedule of Classes frequently for current information.
Students who complete one year of Arabic will be able to:
- Recognize gender and plural inflections in Arabic.
- Read texts on familiar topics and understand the main ideas.
- Write and speak about themselves and their environment.
- Transfer information from text to graph and vice versa.
- Use basic sentence patterns, a number of uncomplicated conversational tasks in straightforward social situations.
- Discuss aspects of Arab culture, such as social and religious customs and traditions.
Learn from a well-respected university
Arabic courses are developed and taught by Oregon State faculty within the Department of World Languages and Cultures and all course material is delivered through multimedia instruction coupled with realistic learning objectives. Students will interact with their classmates through online discussion boards and interactive content to gain competency communicating in Arabic. Online students receive the same curriculum and transcripts as our on-campus students.
Transfer your credits
All students enrolled in Oregon State Ecampus classes pay in-state tuition, making online classes affordable and flexible. It is important to note that Oregon State University runs on a quarter system. If you are transferring credits be sure to confirm the transfer policy of your home institution. Learn more about transferring credits.
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