Welcome to AMESALL

GatewayEstablished in 2008 in response to student and community interest, the Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures (AMESALL) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey continues a long tradition of scholarly excellence and innovative teaching in the languages and literatures of Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. We provide instruction in languages such as Akan (Twi), Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu using the latest methodologies and technologies of heritage and second language learning. In addition, we offer introductory and specialized courses taught in English on a broad spectrum of topics, including literature, folklore and translation.


Upcoming Events

October 9, 2020 | 11:00 AM
AMESALL Distinguished Lecture
October 16, 2020 | 11:30 AM
AMESALL Department Seminar
November 6, 2020 | 11:30 AM
AMESALL Department Seminar

Fall 2020 Remote Learning

Remote Learning

As you know, just about all undergraduate courses will be offered remotely via the internet in the fall 2020 term.

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Global Africa and the Humanities Series


AMESALL students


AMESALL Languages




"Collecting and Recollecting" (detail) by Adérónké Adésolá Adésànyà