Last updated: 12/07/2020 for Winter 2021 and thereafter.

Who can take this class?

Everyone wants to learn the Syriac language can take this class. Any student from any University, college, or high school is able to take the Aramaic Studies.
Aramaic Studies consists of two courses, Aramaic 1100 (worth of three credits) & Advanced Culture 3990 (worth of one credit). See Course Outcomes. Please contact your Home University to confirm if and how credits are accepted. Some colleges accept this class as a replacement of foreign language course(s).

Do I need to take the Proficiency (Replacement) Exam?

Each College/University has different rules of accepting this class and as follow:-
  • Wayne State University (WSU) requires each WSU student took this course to take and pass the Proficiency Exam with minimum of 70%. The Proficiency Exam is two parts, written exam, and oral exam. Please contact Arnelle Douglas 313-577-2680 arnelle.douglas@wayne.edu for more information.

    The Proficiency Exam is given and graded by University of Detroit Mercy/Language & Cultural Training Dept. Please contact Lara Wasner, Director of Language & Cultural Training at 313-993-1191 or via email at wasnerle@udmercy.edu for more information.
  • University of Michigan does not require their students to take the Proficiency Exam. Student must pass the class with minimum of 80%. Student is responsible to contact Language Department - Carolyn McCullum - cmpurple@umich.edu - (734) 936-1552 before taking the class.
  • University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) students can take this course as direct study. No Proficiency Exam is required. The class is listed in UDM catalog under Aramaic Language ARA1100 & Advanced Culture 3990. For more information, please contact Lara Wasner at 313-993-1191 or via email at wasnerle@udmercy.edu and let us know if you have any questions.

How do I know how many credits my College/University will accept?

Contact your University or College to find out if and how the credits will transfer, since each has its own foreign language proficiency requirements. Please confirm this information prior to enrollment.

Below is contact information for the registrar’s offices at several universities in Michigan. You may contact them to get a guest registration form and to inquire about how the credits may transfer at your university.
Oakland University Contact Office of Registrar (248) 370-3452 Wayne State University Contact Arnelle Douglas 313-577-2680 arnelle.douglas@wayne.edu
University of Michigan (All Locations) Contact Language Department - 734.764.5344, or Carolyn McCullum - cmpurple@umich.edu - (734) 936-1552 Madonna University Contact Modern Language Department
Marygrove College 313.927.1200
(Please be advised University of Detroit Mercy & Aramaic Studies LLC are not responsible for any decisions made by Colleges or Universities regarding transferring credits. All information provided above are based from previous transfers but are not guaranteed. Please consult with the Registrar’s office at your University)

I am attending a community college but will be transferring to a University, will my credits still transfer?

Contact your community college to find out more information.

I am a high school student looking to get some early college credits, am I able to register?

The course is open to all students starting at a minimum grade requirement at the 11th grade. Credits may transfer to the College/University after the student graduates from their high school. Transcripts need to be forwarded to your college or university in order to be evaluated.

I already have my language requirement, can I take the class to gain some Gen Ed credits?

Each College/University has different rules on Gen Ed credits. It is the responsibility of the student to contact their home institution for specific Gen Ed questions. Students can print a copy of the course objectives and outcomes to take to their advisor for evaluation. It is at the advisor’s discretion to determine course equivalents and transfer credits.

In what dialect will the class be taught in?

The Class is taught in a unitary dialect, consisting of Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac. Students will be taught how to read and write in standardized Syriac (Eastern Dialect) allowing them to build their speaking skills.

How can I get a copy of the textbook?

The textbook is included with course tuition and will be shipped to the address provided by student in the registration form when the tuition's payment is received.

Do I need to do and submit the assignments?

Yes, all students are required to submit all assignments and to attend the class at least 80% (13 out of 16 weeks) of the class time. Student must let the instructor knows in advance if can't attend the class session. Student must submit all assignments by the due date provided by the instructor. All assignments (including the exams) are take home assignments.

Student will receive a message few days before the first day of the class includes information about the username and temporary password and how to access the E-Learning.

Will dropping affect my tuition?

Dropping or withdrawing can usually affect your tuition. Tuition are due before or by the first day of the course. An official written letter or a message via email must be submitted in case of dropping the class.
  • After the end of the first week of class, 25% tuition is charged
  • After the end of the second week of class, 50% tuition is charged.
  • After the end of the third week of class, full tuition is charged.

Is there any minimum grade to pass the class?

Each College/University has different rules on what is the minimum passing grade if the Replacement Exam is not required. Contact your school for more information. However, Aramaic Studies LLC passing grade is 80% or better.

Payment Methods

We accept the following payment methods only. NO CREDIT CARD:
  • Cash.
  • Check - Please send you check to:

    Aramaic Studies L.L.C.
    P.O.Box 518
    Washington Twp., MI 48094

I'm taking the class online, what are the requirements?

Note: Web camera must be on all time during the class session and student must face the camera for all time as a proof of the attendance. You should receive an invitation to join the class room send by your instructor to the email address used for registration.