Eastern Mediterranean Languages
The Division of Eastern Mediterranean Languages is home to the following languages:
Note: Greek has moved to the Classics Department.
Division of Eastern Mediterranean Languages Goals and Outcomes:
• To gain a fundamental grasp of Hebrew, Persian and/or Turkish for immediate use. To learn strategies for handling a variety of uncomplicated tasks and for straightforward basic social situations in Hebrew, Persian and/or Turkish.
• To provide students with basic knowledge of Arabic to deal with topics of general interest to cope with the kinds of tasks they will encounter in actual public contexts.
• Students will be able to respond confidently to direct questions, requests for information, and a range of other basic questions, including those having to do with personal and identity status, family and living circumstances, daily activities, interests and personal preferences. Students will have some familiarity with expressive culture in Hebrew, Persian and/or Turkish, including poetry and song.
• Graduates will have capacity to produce written Hebrew, Persian and/or Turkish texts that present and narrate a range of topics derived from exposure to Hebrew, Persian and/or Turkish language media. Students will have tools needed to comprehend and comment meaningfully on texts such as journalistic interviews, music videos, short stories or even blogs. Graduates will confidently grasp the main points of lectures, media programs and texts on topics within their fields of interest.
For more information, please contact the Division of Eastern Mediterranean Languages at (202) 687-5743 or email@example.com.
- There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time.
Department Events & Announcements
- April 17: Caitlin Attal & Ariana Marnicio Present their Senior Honors Theses
- February 20: Maisa Khawaja Lecture in Arabic: وعي الذات و تناول المحرمات في الرواية النسائية السعودية
- March 13: Akiko M. Sumi Lecture - The Motif of the Mirror and Beauty