What will I be able to do after doing the Modern Standard (MSA) program?
Our Online Modern Standard Arabic program is taught over five core levels to move students towards mastery in Arabic.
The first three levels of the track follow normal undergraduate curricula, each level equivalent to an entire year of university Arabic. Currently, the base text is the now standard al-Kitaab series (2nd Edition), ensuring a smooth transition for those continuing studies at their home institutions. Levels 4 & 5 provides advanced students with an opportunity to further enhance their language skills through dealing with a variety of topics in media Arabic & contemporary issues in Arab society. Topics include Media Arabic, Readings in International Relations, Human Rights, Nationalism, Women’s Rights, and Economics.
By the end of the program successful students should reach a Advanced – Mid level of experience in the language to a Advanced-High level of understanding according to ACTFL standards.