Arabic is the fifth most commonly spoken language in the world, spoken as a native language by over 200 million people. It is the official language of over 20 countries, including: Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. It is one of six official languages of the United Nations. Arabic is one of the world's most important languages for the study of religion. The Quran is written in Arabic, and many of the world's 1 billion Muslims spend some time studying Arabic for spiritual reasons. Arabic also has clear geo-political importance for the United States.
In addition to our language classes we host Arabic Coffee Hours in the Middle East Institute on the 21st floor of 34 Peachtree. These gatherings are open to all students and provide our students with a chance to practice with native speakers and fellow classmates. We welcome everyone who is interested. We also offer tutoring sessions for Arabic students.