Students in this course will continue perfecting thier knowledge of Arabic focusing on the four skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students should expect text assignments as well as work with DVDs, audio and websites. Exercises include writing, social interatctions, role plays, and the interplay of language and culture.
This course is a continuation of Arabic 101. Students will complete the study of the Elementary Arabic book sequence. Emphasis will be on the development of all language skills using a communicative-oriented, proficiency-based approach. By the end of the academic year, students will acquire vocabulary and usage for everyday interactions as well as skills that will allow them to communicate in a variety of situations. In addition to the traditional textbook exercises, students will write short essays and participate in role plays, discussions, and conversations throughout the semester.
The course aims to help students achieve an Advanced-Low level of proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic with an exposure to one Arabic colloquial dialect through the practice of the four language skills.