Five College Consortium

Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Spoken Arabic Courses: How to Apply

Questions?  E-mail fclrc@hfa.umass.edu, call 413-542-5364, attend a drop-in information session or make an advising appointment.

Time Table

Review of applications for Spring 2017 begins Nov. 7, 2016. Admission is on a rolling basis. Priority in admission and scheduling will be given to students who have applied and submitted schedule information by Dec. 15, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted through the first week of the semester as long as space remains available.

Students who are abroad should apply from abroad and communicate with Center staff about course placement procedures. Students who apply after sessions are scheduled will need to be able to join existing sections in order to enroll. 

Application Steps

  1. Read the Spoken Arabic course information page.
  2. Download and submit the application.
  3. Do the Spoken Arabic Online Orientation Tutorial and submit the tutorial response at the end. Your application will not be considered until you have completed the tutorial and submitted the response.
  4. IMPORTANT: Put the admissions email address (fclrc@hfa.umass.edu) in your email contacts list to avoid having messages go to spam. Also, if you have not heard back about your application within a day or two, check your spam and contact us if you have not heard received a response.

Continuing Students

A student who has taken an Arabic dialect course before does not need to submit a new application. A continuing student should e-mail fclrc@hfa.umass.edu stating the language and level of course requested. A staff member will reply with registration instructions. Priority in admission and scheduling will be given to students who have applied and submitted schedule information by Dec. 15, 2016.

Placements

A student who has prior experience with the language should contact the Center as soon as possible to arrange for a placement assessment. Requests for placements made after the pre-registration period cannot always be accommodated. A student who is currently abroad should e-mail the Center to make alternative application and placement arrangements.

Who is Eligible?

Spoken Arabic courses are open to Five College undergraduate and graduate students. First-year students are eligible to apply for courses for their second semester.

UMass continuing education students, faculty, staff, and community members are not eligible to enroll in this program. Private tutoring with Five College language lecturers may sometimes be available during the summer.