UALR offers free, non-credit classes in Arabic

UALR’s non-credit class in Arabic begin on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Dr. Krista Lewis, assistant professor of anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies, said the classes are free and open to the public. Enrollment will be open until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, or until classes are filled.

Beginner’s Arabic will be offered at 11 a.m. to 12:15 Tuesdays and Thursdays. A second section of Beginning Arabic will meet at 1 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. First classes will be on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Intermediate Arabic will be offered from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with the first class on Friday, Sept. 11.

Beginner sections will be filled on a first-come, first serve basis. Anyone wishing to enroll in the intermediate class must have passed a previous UALR Arabic class or take a placement exam.

For more information and registration forms can be found at Middle Eastern Studies or contact Lewis at (501) 569-8322 or

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