Arabic Online

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The Australian National University (ANU) is introducing an innovative way to study Arabic online through the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies (The Middle East & Central Asia). Students at ANU, as well as from universities around Australia and internationally, can apply directly to study Arabic online and seek credit for their existing program at their home university. Arabic online courses can be enrolled in as electives or part of a major or minor.

Courses Available in 2021

Introductory Arabic 1
Introductory Arabic 2
Intermediate Arabic 1
Intermediate Arabic 2
Advanced Arabic 1
Advanced Arabic 2
Media Arabic 1
Media Arabic 2

On-campus and online students will achieve an equivalent competency in all aspects of the language and receive equal standing towards an Arabic major or minor.

Course Requirements

  • Two hours of online tutorial and conversation hour per week.
  • This is an interactive course which includes reading, writing, listening and speaking exercises.
  • No textbooks – all materials provided online
  • No prior knowledge of Arabic required
  • Laptop or iPad, printer, scanner, microphone, headset, internet connection and willingness to learn!

Just like any ANU course, students are expected to study an average of 10 hours per week through a variety of online interactive exercises, activities and assessments as well as personal work.

Visit the Arabic Online website

You can sample the first Arabic Online lesson here. (Some of the interactive exercises are best viewed using the latest version of the Firefox or Chrome browsers.)

How to enrol in online Arabic

Apply as a new ANU student - enrolment options for 2021 include Bachelor of Middle East & Central Asian Studies, Bachelor of Languages, Diploma of Languages (re-established for 2021), Non-award study or cross-institutional study. Applications for Arabic at Open Universities Australia is open.

As a new student

Enrol in a course

Enrol through Open Universities Australia

You may need a class number to complete your enrolment.

For further information contact:

Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies

Updated:  15 July 2021/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications