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Elementary Arabic I
Required Sequence: ARAB 101 & ARAB102
ARAB 101
Fall 2022
Section: 01  

Arabic 101 is the first introductory course of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). The course will be conducted primarily in Arabic, except at the very beginning when students are learning the alphabet (Sound and Script). The course is communicative proficiency-based but other methods such as the translation are integrated in the course. While the communicative approach stresses the importance of developing the oral skills in class, all the other skills of language learning be emphasized. Arab culture and history are systematically integrated in the course through student groups cultural presentations as well as other activities.

The class will focus on speaking as an effective way of learning (speak it to learn it). Students will be able to write and create basic words, sentences and eventually write their first essay. The latter will cover--but will not be limited to--FORTE elements (family, occupation, recreation, travel and education). Students will able to converse basic dialogues comfortably in class, and HW will be assigned on a daily basis. There is a weekly Teaching Assistant's session conducted by a native Fulbright scholar from an Arab country.
Credit: 1.5 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA LANG
Course Format: LanguageGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AFST-MN)(MEST-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on FEB-23-2024
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