LINGUIST List 26.538

Mon Jan 26 2015

Summer Schools: Media Arabic Webclass

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <>

Date: 22-Jan-2015
From: Daniel Falk <>
Subject: Media Arabic Webclass
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Media Arabic Webclass

Host Institution: Universität Zürich
Coordinating Institution: Universität Zürich

Dates: 01-Apr-2015 - 11-Jun-2015
Location: Zürich (Online), Switzerland

Focus: The new Media Arabic Webclass programme is now online. The Media Arabic Webclass is a web based language training in intermediate to advanced Arabic offered through the Asia-Orient-Institute at the University of Zurich. Details can be found on our website:

The aim of all our courses is to bring Modern Standard Arabic out of a purely academic classroom setting to "real life" by offering courses dealing with current issues and enabling and encouraging students to autonomous working with authentic materials. Besides our regular, annual courses (one session per week), we also offer summer, intensive courses (two sessions per week) with attractive, reduced fees for students, and customized programs for individuals, organizations or companies.

See also:
Minimum Education Level: BA

Information technology and a relative atmosphere of freedom in the Arab world have led to the development of influential media that have powerful impact on public opinion and provided a forum for debates on a variety of political, cultural and socio-economic topics. During the Arab Spring and its repercussions, these media have played a central role in sending the spark of change from one country to another. Consequently, a good command of Media Arabic is an essential prerequisite not only for researchers on Arab World-related topics but also for practitioners in the field.

The Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies offers different intensive courses to meet the needs of PhD students, scholars, diplomats, lawyers, journalists, etc. with a sound theoretical knowledge of Standard Arabic, but have no time to follow traditional language training. In several levels, we will improve your command of Media Arabic in the different language skills: reading, listening, talking, and (to a lesser degree) writing. See the description of the courses and our level offered in order to know more about the focus and aim of each course.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Subject Languages: Arabic, Algerian
Arabic, Algerian Saharan
Arabic, Andalusian
Arabic, Baharna
Arabic, Chadian
Arabic, Cypriot
Arabic, Dhofari
Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi
Arabic, Egyptian
Arabic, Gulf
Arabic, Hadrami
Arabic, Hijazi
Arabic, Judeo-Iraqi
Arabic, Judeo-Moroccan
Arabic, Judeo-Tripolitanian
Arabic, Judeo-Yemeni
Arabic, Libyan
Arabic, Mesopotamian
Arabic, Moroccan
Arabic, Najdi
Arabic, North Levantine
Arabic, North Mesopotamian
Arabic, Omani
Arabic, Saidi
Arabic, Sanaani
Arabic, Shihhi
Arabic, South Levantine
Arabic, Sudanese
Arabic, Ta'izzi-Adeni

Language Families: Semitic

Tuition: 330 EURO

Registration: 22-Jan-2015 to 22-Mar-2015

Contact Person: Daniel Falk

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
Registration through the website:

Page Updated: 26-Jan-2015