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Modern Languages Department: Arabic

This guide is intended for students of Modern Languages as well as other members of the Carnegie Mellon community who wish to develop and maintain their language skills or simply have fun with languages and cultures

Arabic at Carnegie Mellon University

Beginning and intermediate Arabic courses are offered by the Modern Languages Department in Pittsburgh. Arabic language and culture are also taught at Carnegie Mellon QatarIn addition to my duties as librarian, I am an adjunct instructor of Arabic in the Department of Modern Languages.

Liaison - English & Modern Languages

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Ethan Pullman
109B Hunt Library,
Carnegie Mellon University
4909 Frew Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Liaison Departments:
English, Modern Languages, & Philosophy
Additional Interdisciplinary responsibilities: Ethnic/Minority Studies, & Gender/LGBT studies
(412) 268- 5018


The following are links to various resources that provide elementary introduction to Arabic from writing to speaking:

Below are some online resources related to cartoons, comics, and graphic novels in the Arabic world:


Comic books & magazines (various ages):


Comic Collections:

Graphic Novels:

Readings on Arab Comics:

Following are select videos introducing you to Arabic Calligraphy history and tutorials for writing in various styles:

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