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The Arabic Studies minor at NYU Abu Dhabi oversees all matters related to the teaching and learning of Arabic at the University. Its main objective is to provide opportunities to enhance student awareness of the cultural riches of the Arab World.
The minor creates immersive and interactive opportunities for its body of learners with the Arabic-speaking communities of Abu Dhabi, and produces critical research on the Arabic language that meets the United Arab Emirate’s academic and professional needs and expectations.
Majlis al-Dhad is a monthly lecture series in Arabic that brings together specialists and professionals in the field of Arabic language and pedagogy to exchange ideas and expertise. It is designed for an in-depth exploration of some of the most challenging issues facing the Arabic language today, and for discussion of current topics in Arabic linguistics and language teaching, as well as for exploring new trends in Arabic pedagogy, and promoting innovative instructional strategies between Arabic-speaking countries.