Program Dates: June 29 – July 30, 2021
Academic Credits: 4
Application Deadline: May 1, 2021
Arabic is one of Israel’s official languages, with 1.7 million speakers, comprising about 20% of the population. Worldwide, it is the 5th most spoken language, with over 200 million native speakers. Here Arabic is spoken widely by Israeli Muslims, Christians, and Druze, as well as by Jews who came from Arab countries. As part of the course, you also visit the Arab-Israeli community, discover the culture, sample the foods, all while practicing your new language!
This summer, begin to learn the widespread language. This introductory Arabic program gives students the chance to learn the fundamentals of Modern Standard Arabic while at the same time language learning is complemented by a short field excursion to an Arab-Israeli village, allowing for further immersion into the life and language of local people. Here students will practice Arabic, sample traditional foods, and witness life in Israel and the region from this perspective. In addition, during the program students are given opportunities to meet and interact with TAU Arab-Israeli students to learn more about campus and student life from their perspective.
If you are a complete beginner in Arabic and are looking to start the language learning adventure that will prove useful for a life time, this program is for you!