Master Arabic, a global language of diplomacy and culture, the official language in the UAE and in nations across the Arab world and in multiple African countries. Spoken in 22 Middle-Eastern countries with a population of about 250 million and used in numerous non-Arab Muslim countries with a billion people, Arabic is indispensable for Islamic studies, comparative theology, Middle-Eastern studies, international law, political sciences, and international business due to its fast growth and UN recognition.

Learn Arabic with

Bilal Al-Omar

Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. Arabic Language with a focus on Post-colonial and Comparative Literature, The World Islamic Sciences and Education, University in Amman, Jordan

Bilal Al-Omar is a senior lecturer of Arabic in the African Languages and Translation Program at the Africa Institute. Prior to this role, Al-Omar was a Lecturer of Arabic Language and Literature at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2017 to 2022). He has taught a diverse range of courses at Cornell University including Modern Arabic Literature, Current Events in Arabic Media, Elementary Arabic I/II, Intermediate Arabic I/II, and Advanced Arabic I/II. Additionally, he has developed a new Modern Arabic Literature curriculum for non-native speakers of Arabic and served as the coordinator of the Elementary Arabic class. He has worked and been affiliated with Jerash University, Jordan as an Assistant Professor of Comparative and Modern Arabic Literature teaching courses in Comparative Literature in Arabic, Modern Arabic Poetry, and Modern Arabic Prose. Additionally, he served as the coordinator of the Academic Quality Department at the Faculty of Arts at Jerash University. Currently, Al-Omar is working on a website dedicated to teaching modern Arabic literature to non-Arabic speakers as well as curating a dictionary with over 10,000 keywords.

On Completion of This Program, You Will Acquire

  • Language Proficiency: Develop the skills to speak, read, and write an African language, enabling effective communication with native speakers and enriching your understanding of authentic texts from the target culture.
  • Cultural Understanding: Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural landscapes of the African continent, fostering cultural sensitivity and creating opportunities for engagement with diverse communities.
  • Global Career Opportunities: Gain a valuable skill that enhances your career prospects. Language proficiency is highly sought after in various professional fields, including translation and interpretation, international relations, social services, and business.

Certification

Upon successful completion, you will receive recognized certificates from The Africa Institute, licensed by the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA).

Mode of Learning

  • In-person
  • Online

Key Dates

  • Classes begin 19 February 2024

Registrations are now open for the next intake in Fall 2024!

Master Arabic, a global language of diplomacy and culture, the official language in the UAE and in nations across the Arab world and in multiple African countries. Spoken in 22 Middle-Eastern countries with a population of about 250 million and used in numerous non-Arab Muslim countries with a billion people, Arabic is indispensable for Islamic studies, comparative theology, Middle-Eastern studies, international law, political sciences, and international business due to its fast growth and UN recognition.

Master Arabic, a global language of diplomacy and culture, the official language in the UAE and in nations across the Arab world and in multiple African countries. Spoken in 22 Middle-Eastern countries with a population of about 250 million and used in numerous non-Arab Muslim countries with a billion people, Arabic is indispensable for Islamic studies, comparative theology, Middle-Eastern studies, international law, political sciences, and international business due to its fast growth and UN recognition.

Learn Arabic with

Bilal Al-Omar

Senior Lecturer
Ph.D. Arabic Language with a focus on Post-colonial and Comparative Literature, The World Islamic Sciences and Education, University in Amman, Jordan

Bilal Al-Omar is a senior lecturer of Arabic in the African Languages and Translation Program at the Africa Institute. Prior to this role, Al-Omar was a Lecturer of Arabic Language and Literature at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2017 to 2022). He has taught a diverse range of courses at Cornell University including Modern Arabic Literature, Current Events in Arabic Media, Elementary Arabic I/II, Intermediate Arabic I/II, and Advanced Arabic I/II. Additionally, he has developed a new Modern Arabic Literature curriculum for non-native speakers of Arabic and served as the coordinator of the Elementary Arabic class. He has worked and been affiliated with Jerash University, Jordan as an Assistant Professor of Comparative and Modern Arabic Literature teaching courses in Comparative Literature in Arabic, Modern Arabic Poetry, and Modern Arabic Prose. Additionally, he served as the coordinator of the Academic Quality Department at the Faculty of Arts at Jerash University. Currently, Al-Omar is working on a website dedicated to teaching modern Arabic literature to non-Arabic speakers as well as curating a dictionary with over 10,000 keywords.

On Completion of This Program, You Will Acquire

  • Language Proficiency: Develop the skills to speak, read, and write an African language, enabling effective communication with native speakers and enriching your understanding of authentic texts from the target culture.
  • Cultural Understanding: Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural landscapes of the African continent, fostering cultural sensitivity and creating opportunities for engagement with diverse communities.
  • Global Career Opportunities: Gain a valuable skill that enhances your career prospects. Language proficiency is highly sought after in various professional fields, including translation and interpretation, international relations, social services, and business.

Certification

Upon successful completion, you will receive recognized certificates from The Africa Institute, licensed by the Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA).

Mode of Learning

  • In-person
  • Online

Key Dates

  • Classes begin 19 February 2024

Registrations are now open for the next intake in Fall 2024!

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