Arabic is offered for those who wish to acquire both a reading and a basic speaking knowledge of the language. Arabic courses can fulfill the language requirement for International and Global Studies majors, and can lead toward fulfillment of the general distribution requirement for foreign language study.


2nd Annual Karaoke Night a Big Success!
October 28, 2016
International Karaoke Night featured group and solo acts with songs from 9 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Russian, and Spanish! We would like to thank the foreign language faculty, the Mellon Globalization Forum, the Center for Teaching, the E.L. Kellermann Language Resource Center, the Academic Technology Center, the Tiger Bay Pub, Sewanee Catering, and our judges: Linda Heck, Aaron Welch, and Jennifer Whitehead for making this event a success. Singers were judged based on voice quality, pronunciation, stage presence, and lyrical complexity. Read more to find out who won!
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Bret Windhauser helping refugees in Calais, France.
Sewanee Arabic Student Works with Refugees
October 7, 2016
Bret Windhauser, C'18 is putting his Arabic language skills to good use: helping refugees as an intern for Care4Calais in France. He is currently spending the fall semester studying in Jordan.
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Sewanee Students Attend Eid al-aDHa Observance
September 14, 2016
Dr. Sara Nimis and 7 students of Arabic spent the morning at the Islamic Center of Chattanooga to witness festivities for Eid al-aDHa, an Islamic festival commemorating Abraham's sacrifice. Students attended prayers, a sermon, and a feast at the center in Chattanooga. Back in Sewanee, Arabic students met with members of Sewanee Interfaith for a meal at McClurg where Chef Rick Wright prepared a dish of saffron rice, vegetables, and lamb.
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