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Arabic Language Courses

CMES offers three Arabic language courses during the spring of 2023:
- Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, Part I
- Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, Part II
- Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic, Part II
The courses are exclusively offered for Lund University students and staff interested in working and conducting research in Arabic speaking countries.

The courses provide practical linguistic knowledge and cultural background for students and staff who want to study Arabic for work, fieldwork and/or research purposes. Participants will learn to read and write basic Arabic and be able to use the language in everyday situations. In addition to learning Modern Standard Arabic, participants will also get insights into cultures and traditions of the Arabic speaking world. The courses are based on a combination of lectures, individual studies and seminars.

Please note that there are a limited number of places for each class. We will let you know whether your application has been successful after the application deadline has passed. 


Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, Part I

This 10-week course in Modern Standard Arabic (Basic User, level A1) is offered during the spring semester of 2023. The participants will attend classes on Fridays (10:15-12:00) at CMES. The course is free of charge and no credits will be awarded. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the course. More information can be found in the course description:

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the course, participants must either be employed at Lund University or enrolled as students at Lund University. No previous knowledge of Arabic is required.

Application Procedure

Participants should apply to attend the course by sending an email to info [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se no later than Friday 13 January 2023. Please write “A1 Arabic Course Part I” in the subject line and include the following information:

  • full name;
  • reason for applying (e.g., fieldwork, research, internship); and
  • if you are employed at LU, please include your LUCAT id. If you are a student at LU, please include your date of birth.

If your application is successful, you will receive additional information before the course commences.


Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, Part II

This 10-week course in Modern Standard Arabic (Basic User, level A1-A2) is offered during the spring semester of 2023. The participants will attend classes on Tuesdays (13:15-15:00) at CMES. The course is free of charge and no credits will be awarded. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the course. More information can be found in the course description:

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the course, participants must either be employed at Lund University or enrolled as students at Lund University. Some previous knowledge of Arabic is required: participants should have completed the course Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners Part I at CMES; or have the equivalent knowledge in which case the language level of successful applicants will be assessed before classes commence.

Application Procedure

Participants should apply to attend the course by sending an email to info [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se no later than Friday 13 January 2023. Please write “A1 Arabic Course Part II” in the subject line and include the following information:

  • full name;
  • reason for applying (e.g., fieldwork, research, internship);
  • previous knowledge of Arabic; and
  • if you are employed at LU, please include your LUCAT id. If you are a student at LU, please include your date of birth.

If your application is successful, you will receive additional information before the course commences.


Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic, Part II

This 10-week course in Modern Standard Arabic (Intermediate User, level B1) will be offered during the spring semester of 2023. Classes will be held on Wednesdays, 13:15-15:00, at CMES. The course is free of charge and no credits will be awarded. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the course. More information can be found in the course description:

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for the course, participants must either be employed at Lund University or enrolled as students at Lund University. Previous knowledge of Arabic is required: participants should have completed the course Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic Part I at CMES or have the equivalent knowledge in which case the language level of successful applicants will be assessed before classes commence.

Application Procedure

Participants should apply to attend the course by sending an email to info [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se no later than Friday 13 January 2023. Please write “B1 Arabic Course Part II” in the subject line and include the following information:

  • full name;
  • reason for applying (e.g., fieldwork, research, internship); and
  • previous knowledge of the Arabic language.
  • If you are employed at LU, please include your LUCAT id. If you are a student at LU, please include your date of birth.

If your application is successful, you will receive additional information before the course commences.

Applications

Applications should be sent to info [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se no later than Friday 13 January 2023.

Entry requirements and details about the application procedure can be found in the course descriptions:

Please note that there are a limited number of places for each class. We will let you know whether your application has been successful after the application deadline has passed. 

Course Coordinator

The course is taught and coordinated by Rafah Barhoum, language training expert at CMES. 

rafah [dot] barhoum [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se

Phone: +46 46 222 97 37

Mobile: +46 76 068 16 91