Fall 2014 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This is an intermediate Arabic Language course intended for students who have successfully completed the prerequisites (ARAB1312). Its aim is to enable students to carry out written and spoken daily life transactions. This course will enable students to express themselves, paraphrase if necessary, and be familiar with some of the differences between formal and spoken Arabic. Customs and cultural insights are also presented.
It covers the Arabic script and sound system, some advanced grammar rules, and the study of samples of modern Arabic literature and the press. We will use an audio-lingual approach designed to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in an integrated way by the use of dialogues in realistic situations, class interaction and oral and written drills. Drills in reading, writing, listening and speaking Arabic are enhanced by the use of DVDs.
To continue to develop your ability to speak, write and understand Arabic.
To continue acquiring a working knowledge of Arabic grammatical structures and to apply these structures in speech and writing.
To correct persisting pronunciation problems and continue practice of the spoken language.
To pronounce Arabic words and full sentences correctly.
To develop your functional Arabic vocabulary
To be familiar with some of the differences between formal and spocken Arabic
To develop an awareness of various aspects of Arabic culture through reading and discussion.
Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-Arabiyya
A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One, 3rd Edition
By: Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi (2010)
Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:
This is an intermediate Arabic Language course intended for students who have successfully completed the prerequisites (ARAB1312)