Professor Nouhi is the sweetest man I know. He is so understanding and he genuinely cares about his students. He is incredibly smart and knows SO much about Arabic and linguistics. He also knows four languages!! He's amazing.

Don't even be concerned about your grade— he just wants his students to learn and to try their best. He does whatever he can to make the class easier for you, and he's so helpful in office hours. He is super energetic and enthusiastic every single day, even at 8:50 in the morning.

Arabic is a super hard language, but he makes it less daunting and more manageable. I learned so much and grew so much in his class, and I only wish I could take Third-Year Arabic with him. I cannot recommend him enough.


Homework every single day, a few quizzes, and a final— a LOT of work, but worth it. Don't focus on your grade— focus on learning. You will do well in the class as long as you put in effort and prove to him that you're a hard worker.