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The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies offers different Arabic language classes in fall vs. spring. The first six semesters of Arabic are offered regularly; the fourth-year classes, ARAB 407 and ARAB 408, are offered irregularly, usually not more than one per year. The classes available in fall 2022 are ARAB 101, 203, 305, and 407 in the main Arabic language sequence, and also ARAB 308, which is a 1-credit LAC (Languages Across the Curriculum) course. In spring 2023, we plan to offer ARAB 102, 204, 300 (Arabic grammar and composition), and 306.

For a complete listing of Arabic courses and course descriptions, consult http://catalog.unc.edu/courses/arab/.

If you’re a beginner (no previous knowledge of Arabic), register for any section of ARAB 101. Note that this class will not be offered in spring semester.

Intermediate Arabic is also being offered–in remote format–this summer: ARAB 203 in first summer session (starts May 11) and ARAB 204 in second summer session. New students are eligible to take summer courses; if you have been accepted for fall, Admissions will change your starting semester from fall to summer at your request.  Taking summer courses could allow you to learn a year’s worth of Arabic before fall even begins. More information is available on the Summer School website.

If you have prior knowledge of Arabic and want to take Arabic, you must take a placement test. This is true for everyone, regardless of how you learned Arabic (in high school, at home, etc.) and regardless of any test credit or transfer credit you may have. The Arabic placement test is online and may be taken anytime; however, it is human-graded so you won’t receive the result immediately. Here is the online placement test.

Note that different levels of Arabic are offered in fall and spring.  It’s possible you’ll have to wait until spring to continue studying Arabic if you place into a class only offered in spring.

If you have trouble getting into the Arabic class you want, please refer to the information and help in this registration FAQ: https://asianstudies.unc.edu/registration-faq/, or contact Lori Harris at lori@unc.edu.