This course is a first-year, elementary II course in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), which will introduce students to the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening. In this level, class will continue to focus on speaking as an effective way of learning (speak it to learn it). Students will learn Arabic basic grammar, write and create basic sentences and be able to converse basic dialogues comfortably in the target language. Students are expected to develop better listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Arabic, and to become familiar with Arabic culture. In this course, students will learn how to read a story using an educational technique to help them reach proficiency through reading and storytelling. Oral drills and speaking activities will be done in the classroom and the class will be conducted FULLY in Arabic. The class meets three times a week with a mandatory additional fifty minutes speaking drill session for all students.