Learn Arabic

More than 400 million people speak Arabic. Understand Arab culture and Islam better by studying the language.

Which Arabic language course should I take?

Students with no background in the language may enroll themselves into the relevant introductory course.

Students who have some background in Arabic should contact the course instructor for a placement interview if they are enrolling in an Arabic course for the first time.

Students who have transferred from a college or a university and took Italian in their prior institution should take the next level course.

* We reserve the right to move students to more proficiency-appropriate courses or to unenroll students when there is no appropriate course for them.

Placement interviews

Students who are unsure about their level or background in Arabic should attend a placement interview before they register for courses. Contact the undergraduate advisor ( or the Arabic instructor ( to arrange.

Students are expected to provide true information about their language background and language learning experiences to the best of their knowledge. Concealing your knowledge of the language and/or providing false information are considered academic dishonesty and can be recorded on the your academic record. For more information, read SFU's academic integrity page.

Summer Courses 2023

Course Title Instructor Day/Time Location
ARAB 100 D100 Introductory Arabic I Rastin Mehri
May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Wed, Fri, 2:30–4:20 p.m.

Even more Arabic courses

Interested in knowing what other Arabic courses you can take in future semesters? See our full course offering on SFU's Student Services website.