Study Arabic at The American University in Cairo

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Spoken by 295 million speakers worldwide, Arabic is among the top 10 high demand business languages today. Over the years, AUC has attracted thousands of students who want the added experience of learning the language in an Arabic-speaking country... read more

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I improved my laguage, work management and social skills. It was definitely worth it! - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore / Unicatt View Entire Review
I learned how to be in a compeleltey different environment that I am used to and comfortable in. I learned how to get accustomed to a different lifestyle and it taught me so many things about myself and my potential as well as the people I met - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
November 07, 2021 Amazing Trip
my level of arabic improved - Sciences Po Paris View Entire Review

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Spoken by 295 million speakers worldwide, Arabic is among the top 10 high demand business languages today. Over the years, AUC has attracted thousands of students who want the added experience of learning the language in an Arabic-speaking country. Moreover, the Egyptian dialect is the most familiar to Arabic speakers and is more widely understood than any other spoken dialect. AUC offers five different Arabic programs covering all the needs of internationals who wish to learn Arabic, some of which include out-of-class activities and field trips around Cairo.

Survival Arabic: The Survival Arabic course at AUC is designed to help incoming international students with limited or no knowledge of the Arabic language get by during their stay in Cairo. The five-day, 20-hour course covers basic Egyptian colloquial phrases and vocabulary, assisting students to smoothly transition into life in Egypt. 
http://schools.aucegypt.edu/sce/LanguagesEnhancementPrograms/Pages/Survival-Arabic.aspx   

Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA):
 For half a century, the Center for Arabic Study Abroad (CASA) has been helping U.S. students take their Arabic-language skills to native fluency. The Egyptian dialect is the most familiar to Arabic speakers and is more widely understood than any other spoken dialect. 
https://www.aucegypt.edu/academics/CASA   

Arabic Language Intensive Program (ALIN):
 The intensive program accommodates students from all learning levels. Courses are skill-based focusing on reading, writing and listening, as well as content-based using media, political texts, literature as well as other tools. Out-of-class activities and field trips around Cairo are integrated into the program to bolster language-learning and expose students to Egyptian art, music, food, history and culture.http://schools.aucegypt.edu/academics/ali/alin/Pages/default.aspx   

Arabic Language Classes (ALNG):
 Students who wish to study Arabic for one or two semesters, as part of a study-abroad program, are enrolled as non-degree students, provided they adequately meet the admissions requirements outlined by AUC.http://schools.aucegypt.edu/academics/ali/alng/Pages/default.aspx   

Center for Advanced Arabic Study in Cairo (CAASIC):
 Language classes use a theme-based, content-based instruction curriculum that makes use of authentic materials, integrated skills activities and real-world tasks. 
http://schools.aucegypt.edu/academics/ALI/CAASIC/Pages/default.aspx

Program Type(s):
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Middle/Near Eastern Languages, Literature
  • Arabic Language and Literature
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