Learning Arabic Language through Culture

Posted on 2/6/2017 12:34:05 PM

In its efforts to contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning environment in the communities of IUP and Indiana, the Saudi Student Association is pleased to offer a new and first-of-its kind course at our campus. 

Learning Arabic Language through Culture is a noncredit course designed to teach Arabic through culture, particularly Saudi culture. The themes generated for this course revolve around the most important concepts in Saudi culture. Diversity, which plays a significant role in Saudi Arabia, is reflected by the ways in which its people speak, dress, act, communicate, and behave. Thus, one of the main goals of this course is to provide students with basic language knowledge while situating this knowledge in its cultural context. In the classroom, we will create various social situations through which students may experience culture as expressed through language. 

This course will be held every Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in HSS 219. 

Teachers and creators of this course are Saudi student advocates who have volunteered their time and efforts and risen to meet university expectations as well as the challenges posed by us, its students. Through this course, the Saudi Student Association hopes to contribute by creating an increasingly diverse and inclusive community. 

To reserve a seat, please fill out the online registration form. A nonrefundable registration fee of $30 is required at the first class. This money will be used to purchase class materials (printing, snacks, texts, etc.). The Saudi Student Association will pay for any additional required materials. 

Here is the registration form.

If you have any questions about the course, please contact us at saudi.iup@gmail.com

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