Arabic courses provide students with knowledge of a language that is becoming increasingly important in modern social, economic and humanitarian settings.

From energy production and the realignment of international politics, to life-changing questions of religion and philosophy and new uses for scarce natural resources, Arabic and those who speak it are poised to remain at the center of inquiry for years to come.

Arabic studies are connected with multiple departments and major programs, including the Department of Modern Languages and International Studies. W&J offers several Arabic language courses, as well as the course Arabic Literature in Translation. Additional course information is available in the College Catalog.

For more information, please contact the Coordinator of the Arabic, Chinese and Russian programs, Han Ye, Ph.D..

Arabic Faculty

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Modern Languages Department Chair

Amparo Alpañés, Ph.D.

Amparo Alpañés, Ph.D. is an associate professor of Spanish at Washington & Jefferson College.

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Abdullah Alsaffar, M.A.

Adjunct Professor of Arabic


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Bernard Brooks, M.Ed.

Instructor, English Language Institute


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Mark Petrovich, M.A.

Instructor, English Language Institute


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