UNM STARTALK 2020
Arabic in New Mexico: Food Cultures Past and Present
STARTALK is a federally funded program to encourage the development of critical language skills. The UNM STARTALK program “ARABIC IN NEW MEXICO: FOOD CULTURES PAST AND PRESENT” provides free Arabic instruction for middle and high school students for three weeks in June. The focus of the program is on helping students develop their Arabic proficiency via interaction with their instructors, student mentors, and local Arabic speakers. Through classroom instruction, community interactions, and extracurricular activities, students will develop a greater understanding of past and present cultural connections between New Mexico and the Arab world.
Looking for Arabic classes? First and second year classes are now offered under the course code ARBC. Higher level classes and classes taught in English can be found under the code ARAB.
Arabic is a language with a rich intellectual and literary heritage, and has been a dynamic resource for political and cultural expression from pre-Islamic times to the present. Studying Arabic provides students with the skills to analyze a wide variety of political, social, religious, and cultural contexts from the Middle East and North Africa to Arab diaspora communities across the world.
The UNM Arabic program offers courses at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels that focus on developing students' linguistic competence via culturally-situated contexts and cross-cultural comparisons.
Undergraduate Advisor - Heather Sweetser
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