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UMass Amherst

Deparment of Languages and Literatures

Related Programs

Related Programs

Here are just a few of the many programs that our faculty and students are involved with:

The UMass Translation Center

Language Teaching & Research Lab

The Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies

The International Programs Office

The Five College Arabic Language Initiative

The Five College Arabic Language Initiative now includes four Five College Lecturers in Arabic. Through this arrangement, students may pursue four years of study of Standard Arabic. Each Lecturer is hosted by one of the Five Colleges, and teaches both at the host institution and at another one of the Five Colleges. Such a rotation benefits students by making available different localized versions of Arabic (e.g. Levantine, Moroccan, Lebanese, etc, as spoken by one or another of the Lecturers).

We are very pleased that as of Fall, 2011, Five College Lecturer in Arabic Ms. Nahla Khalil from Egypt will be hosted by the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at UMass Amherst. Five College Lecturers in Arabic offer courses that involve reading, writing, verbal expression and verbal comprehension, the four skills needed to communicate in Arabic both orally and in writing. Dr. Khalil's office is located in Herter 428. She may be reached at 413-545-5811 or

The Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Medieval Studies Certificate Program

The Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies

Modern European Studies Program

Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies