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Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages
 

Department Chair: Dr. Andrei Zavaliy
E-mail: azavaliy@auk.edu.kw

The Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages aims to develop the skills of students in languages other than English. In addition, it seeks to introduce students to the extraordinarily rich Arabic literary heritage and to develop skills of close reading, critical thinking, and analytical and creative writing.

The department offers courses to satisfy the general education requirements for Arabic language and Arabic culture. It also offers a minor in Arabic for those who wish to delve more deeply in the study of the language of this region and its literature. Furthermore, the department offers courses in French, Italian, and Spanish for students drawn to European languages, and who wish to strengthen the international component of their education.

The Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages recognizes the importance of proficiency in languages besides English for citizens of the modern world. It aims to develop skills that will enable students to function better in our increasingly interconnected and global society.

Mission
The Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages aims to develop the skills of students in Arabic, French, Spanish and Italian. In addition, it seeks to introduce students to the extraordinarily rich Arabic literary heritage and to develop skills of close reading, critical thinking, and analytical and creative writing.

Values
The Department of Arabic and Foreign Language values excellence in teaching Arabic language, in teaching Arabic literature, in teaching translation skills, and in teaching French, Spanish, and Italian. Likewise, it values critical thinking, organization of ideas, and clear expression.

Vision
We aspire to be the best department for the study of Arabic and foreign languages in the Gulf region, offering rigorous Arabic, foreign language, and translation instruction across a variety of levels, as well as advanced instruction in the Arabic literary heritage.


 
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