ARAB 102   Elementary Arabic II

Dina Ramadan

M T W Th .

10:30 - 11:30 am



Cross-listed: Middle East Studies   This course is a continuation of Arabic 101. Students are further trained through the use of the most current pedagogical developments of communicative, visual and narrative methods developed by primarily al-Kitaab fii Ta` allum al- `Arabiyya. Students will continue to enlarge their speaking, reading, writing and comprehension skills in Modern Standard Arabic, the form of Arabic shared by all Arab countries. Classroom time is devoted to conversation (skits and discussions) and grammar exercises (including skim-reading tasks, spiraling and inference, analogy, problem solving, and educated guessing), stemming from the DVDs and other materials. The course will continue to introduce students to some Egyptian colloquial. Consistent emphasis is placed on authentic resources that derive from the most updated cultural contexts, realities and creative work of the Arab world. Students are expected to devote adequate time for homework, meet with a tutor every week to help them with homework and attend a session of Spoken Arabic. Class size: 18



ARAB 202   Intermediate Arabic

Ali Akhtar

M T W . .

11:50 -1:10 pm



Cross-listed: Middle Eastern Studies   This course is a continuation of Intermediate Arabic 201.The course focuses on the functional use of Arabic in a natural communication setting.  The four linguistic skills will be dealt with simultaneously.  Vocabulary and grammatical structures are taught through exposure to a wide range of texts. Aspects of Arab culture and differences between Modern Standard Arabic and the spoken language will be highlighted. Students work in the language lab, watch movies, TV programs and have an additional two-hour session with the Arabic tutor for conversational practice. Conducted in Modern Standard Arabic.

Class size: 18



ARAB 302   Advanced Arabic

Ali Akhtar

M . W . .

1:30 -2:50 pm



Cross-listed: Middle Eastern Studies   This course will continue to focus on the students' development of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing Modern Standard Arabic. To increase the range and accuracy of oral and written expression and aural comprehension, the course will include more complex grammatical structures, and expansion of vocabulary through extended readings using audio and video materials. The classes will be conducted entirely in Arabic (except for the grammatical explanations when needed). Class size: 18