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Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations (NELC)


Language Programs


The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations teaches Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Egyptian, Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, Persian, and Turkish, and other languages of the region, in ancient, medieval, and modern varieties, in a range of courses. Moreover, Arabic and Modern Hebrew are offered at all levels in a broad sequence of courses, through the Arabic Language Program and the Modern Hebrew Language Program, respectively.

Information about language placement exams can be found on our
"News & Events" page.


Arabic Language Program

Modern Hebrew Language Program

Persian Language Program

Turkish Language Program