Language Circles

Arabic Circle

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.

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Persian Circle

The Persian Circle meets every Thursday at 12pm in Knox 207.

Turkish Circle

Starting in Fall 2018, the Turkish Circle will meet weekly.