Want to practice your spoken Arabic with a native speaker? The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is offering an Arabic/English virtual language exchange, in which Arabic learners at UC Berkeley, Berkeley City College, and University of San Francisco are matched with English learners at universities in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, and Palestine.

We will introduce you and then you take it from there, meeting online an hour a week to practice your spoken Arabic skills.

Arabic learners, sign up here.

English learners, sign up here.

For more information please contact cmes@berkeley.edu.


This opportunity is made possible by The J. Christopher Stevens Global Ambassadors Project, an innovative series of virtual exchanges, providing an opportunity for UC Berkeley students to interact with a diverse group of peers at institutions in the Middle East and North Africa. Funded by the Stevens Initiative—a multilateral public-private partnership housed at the Aspen Institute and sponsored by the U.S. Department of State—the project strives to encourage cross-cultural understanding, giving students a chance to learn in a diverse and engaging environment while equipping them with the tools they need to communicate and cooperate with confidence in the twenty first century. Since it began in 2016, it has provided more than 200 UC Berkeley students opportunities to engage with nearly 230 students across the Middle East and North Africa.