Bennett College offering free Arabic classes to public

Bennett College has announced it will offer free Arabic classes on Mondays and Wednesdays this semester that are open to the general public. "Arabic I" will meet from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and "Black Perspectives on Islamic History" is offered from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. Below is part of a press release from the school:

"Interested participants are encouraged to seek more information by Friday, January 11, 2013. Please contact the Bennett College Center for Global Studies by calling Dr. Gwendolyn Bookman at 336.517.2106 or 

The classes run from Monday, January 7, 2013 through Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Participants do not have to be enrolled students of the College. 

The course is taught by Project Director Maurice Hines. Receiving his undergraduate from UNCG, he later completed his graduate studies in the Sudan. Hines is an experienced instructor who specializes in teaching for non-Arabic speaking students. 

This initiative is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education in an effort to strengthen international studies and foreign language instruction. Bennett College was awarded $64, 044 last September." 

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