CAMES Colloquial Lebanese Summer Arabic Program 2014

The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut will offer 6-credit classes in intensive colloquial Lebanese Arabic at the introductory and the intermediate level from June 23 until August 8, 2014.

The intermediate level is designed for students who already have some knowledge of Levantine dialect and wish to reach a higher level. Students who wish to apply to this level must have studied Modern Standard Arabic for at least two semesters.

The course will use teaching materials developed by CAMES. Lebanese films, songs, and other audiovisual materials will also be used.

The course consists of 120 contact hours, equivalent to 6 credit hours earned at AUB, which may be transferred to other universities.

The early application deadline is February 28, 2013. Students who apply before February 28 will receive a response by the second week of March. The regular application deadline will be April 15, 2014. Students who apply before April 15 will receive a response by the first week of May. Applications may be downloaded from:

For further information about the program, please email

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