All Arabic language credit classes at AUC are administered and taught by ALNG unit in the Arabic Language Institute. The courses are offered during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. In addition, some courses are also offered in an intensive three-week winter session.
The unit offers its courses to cater the needs of the following students:
Since the University is set in an Arabic-language speaking milieu, it expects each student to have an appropriate knowledge of the Arabic language. Thus, all undergraduate fulltime students entering AUC may be required to take up to two courses in Elementary Modern Standard Arabic to meet the university’s Arabic language requirement for their bachelor degrees. Exemption and required number of courses are based upon the results of the placement exam. For more details on Arabic language requirements for undergraduate students, please click here (new page 1).
- Middle East Studies’ Students:
ALNG Unit provides students Middle East diploma and MA students with the courses that enable them demonstrate proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic. According to their requirements, stated in AUC catalog, the required level of proficiency is tested by the placement exam administered by ALNG Unit. For more details click here: Middle East diploma, Middle East MA .
- Arabic Studies’ Students:
ALNG courses enable students at the Arabic Studies department reach an acceptable level of proficiency in advanced literary Arabic.
Undergraduate Students who do not hold Thanawiya ‘Amma can reach the required proficiency in Arabic either by completing ALNG 312 or its equivalent, or by the placement exam administered by ALNG Unit. For more details click here.
Graduate students who wish to be eligible for the Master of Arts degree in Arabic Studies can establish their Arabic proficiency by attaining ALNG 201. For more details click here.
STUDY ABROAD AND NON-DEGREE STUDENTS:
An applicant not seeking an AUC degree, but wishing to take AUC courses for academic credit, may be admitted as a non-degree student if he/she meets the minimum requirements for AUC admission. AUC is both a US-accredited institution, and one recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education in Egypt. Therefore, degree-seeking students at other recognized institutions who wish to augment their education by enrolling for a period of time at the American University in Cairo are welcomed to ALNG courses. The courses fulfill their needs as semester-abroad and year-abroad students along with their regular courses. For more detailsclick here.