• In teaching Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the program uses the communicative language approach, which includes the use of multimedia with a focus on the variety of the language used throughout the Arabic speaking world, especially in print and electronic media, and in educational and academic settings, as well as other aspects of daily life. The program offers a number of courses designed to develop all skills; i.e. listening, speaking, reading, writing, media Arabic, modern literature, and classical literature. In addition to formal classes, the program funds monthly excursions and cultural activities around Tunisian Universities where Arabic is used. Trips to museums and recreation sites are an integral part of the program. Student participation in these curricular and extracurricular activities links the language acquired in class to the larger Tunisian and Arab contexts.