The Middle East Institute’s Halaqa ʿArabiyya (Arabic Circle) provides extra language practice for Arabic language students in a conversational setting. Its core group of 5-11 attendees is composed of Columbia University and Barnard College students as well as some non-university affiliated individuals. The Arabic Circle is primarily held in Modern Standard Arabic, with some use of the Shami, Egyptian and Tunisian dialects.
Fall 2018 Semester: the Arabic Circle meets every Wednesday, 6-7:30 PM, in Knox 403. It is moderated by Wajdi Ben Hammed.
Fall 2018 Semester: the Persian Circle meets every Thursday at 12:30pm in Knox 207.