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College of Extended Learning

Everyday Arabic & Culture

CCOM 2040

Immerse yourself in the rich Middle Eastern Culture with this introductory Arabic language course. With instructor Crestina Matta as your guide, you’ll develop a basic knowledge of Arabic conversation. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to carry on basic face-to-face conversations on limited topics, as well as be familiar with Arabic customs and culture. This course is aimed at non-native speakers. There are no prerequisites.

Topics covered include:

  • Week 1: Introduction and conversational skills (pronunciation)
  • Week 2: Greetings and short sentences
  • Week 3: Arabic Culture and Customs
  • Week 4: Arabic practice with a newcomer guest-speaker (TBC)

Course details

Upcoming dates: TBA - Fall 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: UNB Fredericton campus
19 MacAulay Lane
Carleton Hall, Room 256 (campus map)
Course fee: $85 (+ HST)
Instructor: Crestina Matta


There are no materials required for this class.

About the instructor

Crestina Matta is one of the Arabic interpreters helping Fredericton’s Syrian newcomers. She is passionate about and devoted to teaching English and Arabic. She came from Ontario to Fredericton to pursue higher education at UNB. Crestina is excited to share everyday Arabic and culture with her students.

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