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Arabic Dialects: Tunisian

ARBC - 299

Credits: 3

Catalog Year: 2017

Arabic is spoken in the Middle East and North Africa by more than 240 million people. However, Arabic dialects change drastically from nation-to-nation and even town-to-town. As a diglossic language, the colloquial Arabic dialects spoken in the everyday lives of millions of people vary greatly from the Modern Standard Arabic typically taught in college courses. This course offers an introduction to the Tunisian dialect of Arabic for students with little or no previous experience with the language. The course seeks to develop students' speaking and listening skills in the Tunisian dialect.