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Summer Arabic Program

برنامج اللغة العربية الصيفيّ بجامعة هانتر

Hunter College will offer Beginning Arabic 1 (ARB 101; 3 credits) and Beginning Arabic 2 (ARB 102; 3 credits) in the summer of 2016 in 2 intensive 5-week sessions.

ARB 101 will run from 6/1 to 7/6 and ARB 102 from 7/11-8/11.  Classes meet Monday through Thursday from 10 to 11:53 am. 

As in the academic-year program, ARB 101 and 102 are each 3-credit courses. For more information about the courses, please see the courses section of our website.

ARB 101 and 102 are not open to native speakers/heritage students as determined by the Arabic program at Hunter.  If you register for either of the courses and you are a native speaker/heritage student (meaning that you grew up in an Arabic-speaking household) you will be dropped from the course.  If you have any question about whether you are a native speaker/heritage student please contact Professor Alex Elinson.  If you are a native speaker/heritage student you may be eligible to take Beginning Arabic for Heritage Learners (ARB 148) in the fall of 2015 or Intermediate Arabic for Heritage Learners (ARB 248) in the spring of 2016.  Contact Professor Elinson about placement.


  • Brustad et al. Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds (3rd edition). Georgetown University Press, 2010. ISBN: 9781589016323 (1589016327).
  • Brustad et al. Al-Kitaab fii ta’allum al-‘Arabiyya A Textbook for Beginning Arabic Part 1 (3rd edition). Georgetown University Press, 2011. ISBN: 9781589017368 (1589017366).
  • Hans Wehr. The Hans Wehr Dictionary for Written Arabic. Spoken Language Services, 1993. ISBN: 9780879500030 (0879500034).
  • You can expect to reach approximately chapter 3 of al-Kitaab part 1 by the end of ARB 101 and approximately chapter 9 of al-Kitaab part 1 by the end of ARB 102.

It is possible to skip ARB 101 and join the class for ARB 102 only with permission of the Arabic Program.

For non-CUNY students, information about applying as a non-degree student can be found here.

For tuition information please go here.

Non-CUNY students: please note that the deadline to apply as a non-degree student is April 1, 2016.

Both courses will be taught by Adjunct Assistant Professor Hassan Eddahabi.

If you have any questions about the summer program please contact:

Alex Elinson
Associate Professor of Arabic
Director of Hunter College Summer Arabic Program
Department of Classical and Oriental Studies
Hunter West 1304
Hunter College, CUNY
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

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