Spring 2015 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions
Description of Course:
This course is an introductory course intended for students with little or no knowledge of the language. Its aim is to present essential vocabulary and grammar, and to develop the pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary for basic communication and comprehension. Customs and cultural insights are also presented.
It covers the Arabic script and sound system, basic 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. Grammar is explained in its functional aspect using basic structures of Arabic. Drills in reading, writing, listening and speaking Arabic are enhanced by the use of CDs/DVDs.
Brustad, K., M. Al-Batal, and A. Al- Tonsi. (2010) Alif Baa with DVDs, 3rd Edition. [ISBN: 1-58901-632-3 ]
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