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Arabic at Stony Brook University

Departmental Contact

Sarah Jourdain
Assistant to the Chair
 Program Coordinator
Honaidah Ahyad

ARB Courses


Students who wish to take an informal assessment to get permission to enroll in ARB 112 must be able to do the following. 

  • pronounce and write all Arabic alphabet and numbers from 1 -10
  • read and write short sentences in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)
  • name at least 300 objects in MSA (not colloquial Arabic)
  • hold brief conversations in MSA (self-introduction, greeting, etc.)


Middle Eastern Languages Summer Institute
Languages & Cultural Studies
Placement Exam
Challenge Exam