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Language Center

A unique opportunity to explore diverse cultures and languages

Elective courses, ranging from Spanish and Korean to Tamazight (Berber).

The Language Center also offers elective courses in German, Korean, Spanish, and Tamazight (Berber). Students may choose to take these courses based on their own time and interests. These courses can either be taken to satisfy specific degree requirements or as electives.

AUI Language Center other languages Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for these elective languages.

AUI Language Center other languages Exit Requirements

Exit Requirements

The exit requirements are similar to those for the English program. In general, the student must fulfill all the requirements of the class including in-class work, tests, presentations, etc.

AUI Language Center Evaluation


The instructor will assign a grade based on the student’s attendance, participation, test results, and homework. The final grade is a letter grade that conforms to the university’s policies.

Course Descriptions

TMZ 1301 Beginning Tamazight I (3 SCH)

The course is intended for beginners and introduces students to the basic formal elements (phonology, morphology, and syntax) of Middle Atlas Tamazight, as well as the socio-cultural components needed to function in basic interactions with native speakers of the language. To reach this goal, the course emphasizes communication. Students will also be trained in the use of Tifinagh as the official script for writing Tamazight.

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TMZ 1302 Beginning Tamazight II (3 SCH)

The course is offered to students who have completed TMZ 1301 or who are able to demonstrate competence in the language equal to that of students who have completed the previous course. The course reinforces formal aspects of Tamazight (phonology, morphology, and syntax) introduced in TMZ 1301, and acquaints students with other features of Tamazight culture with specific reference to values and norms, history, and contemporary issues. Through these activities, the course contributes to the student’s ability to communicate effectively in Tamazight.

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SPN 1301 Beginning Spanish I (3 SCH)

This course is intended for students who have no basic knowledge of Spanish. They will apply, develop, and integrate different language skills, such as listening, speaking, reading comprehension, and writing. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to express themselves both in spoken and written Spanish. In addition, they will be able to understand brief speeches, advice, and instructions, introduce themselves, their work and place of residence, say things that please (or displease) them, and reply to questions about their immediate needs and everyday topics. Students will have a certain command of related grammatical elements: how to use the present tense, the imperative, and the simple past.

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SPN 1302 Beginning Spanish II (3 SCH)

This course is designed for students who have already taken SPN 1301 or have some basic knowledge of Spanish. They will apply, develop, and integrate different language skills, such as listening, speaking, reading comprehension, and writing. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to give simple descriptions of people, their lives, conditions of work, and daily activities. In addition, they will be able to tell a simple story, a personal experience, and describe aspects of daily life or ordinary activities. In the process, relevant emphasis will be devoted to grammar.

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SPN 2303 Intermediate Spanish (3 SCH)

Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate reasonable fluency in 283 Spanish, such that will enable them to describe various topics of personal interest, make a detailed account of a personal experience, describe feelings and reactions, and give a critical report about a story, a film, or a book. These outcomes are achieved through a balance of the presentation of new material, practice, group work, and frequent opportunities to give oral presentations.

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SPN 2310 Advanced Spanish (3 SCH)

This course strongly emphasizes spoken and written Spanish. Students will be able to make a detailed descriptive presentation or tell a story, highlighting significant elements. Furthermore, they will develop their own ideas and defend them by providing evidence, as well as express views on a variety of general subjects with noticeable fluency, spontaneity, and confidence. In relation to these skills, students will be introduced to selected Spanish and South American literary authors and their works.

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Beginning Korean I (KOR 1301)

The objective of this course is to provide beginner-level learners with a minimum linguistic and cultural understanding ability to adapt to Korean society by studying sounds, the alphabet, basic grammar, and vocabulary. After this course, the students should be able to speak simple Korean: issue greetings, give a self-introduction, ask and answer personal questions, go shopping, order food and beverages, make plans and suggestions, and do simple Q&A about daily life.

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