Lebanon is now a popular destination for learning the Arabic language, yet students tell us they feel there is so much they still don’t know about Lebanon and the culture of its people. This course is designed to provide a deeper knowledge of many aspects of Lebanese culture such as: family, food, work, holidays, music, art, literature, social life, and Lebanese comedy. Instruction is in English, but students are provided with vocabulary lists of specific words in Arabic used to describe Lebanese traditions and social norms, festive dishes, and special occasions. Content is provided through handouts, group discussion, documentaries and short films. Students also have the option of participating in cultural and educational field trips (contact administration for more details on these).
The course runs for two hours once a week with a total of 12 teaching hours.