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 2020

Introductory Arabic A
Introductory Arabic B
Intermediate Arabic A
Intermediate Arabic B
Advanced Arabic A
Advanced Arabic B
Arab Current Affairs and Media Arabic

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 for yourself. (Some of the interactive exercises are best viewed using the latest version of the Firefox or Chrome browsers.)

How to enrol in online Arabic

As a new student

Enrol in a course

You may need a class number to complete your enrolment.

For further information contact:

Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies

Updated:  8 October 2019/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications