Intermediate Arabic I|
|Required Sequence: LANG 257 & LANG258|
This course is a second-year, lower intermediate course in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), which will continue to focus on the four basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. In this level, students will be able to speak enough Arabic to communicate at a basic level with a native speaker on a variety of topics. Students should be able to write simple texts on everyday themes and read uncomplicated authentic texts, such as a newspaper article on a familiar topic, and storybooks. Students will also be introduced to aspects of contemporary life and culture in the Arab world through films and cultural video clips. Class will focus on speaking as an effective way of learning (speak it to learn it). 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 50 minutes speaking drill session for all students.
This course will focus on developing proficiency in Arabic by addressing all skills of language learning: reading, listening, reading and writing. Throughout class activities, assignments and with the use of authentic materials, students will gain an understanding of new cultural concepts and values which will help them develop intercultural literacy.
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|Course Format: Language||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MEST-MN)(MUST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
AL-KITAB AL-ASASI FI TA ALIM AL-LUGHA AL-ARABIYA, VOLUME I
HANS WHER DICTIONARY
201 ARABIC VERBS
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly in-class diagnostic tests will be given in a form of short written quizzes, dictation, speaking practices and listening exercises; a mid-term and final exams will be given in the assigned dates. In addition, home work assignments are given three times a week.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Completion of Elementary Arabic II or permission from instructor.
|Instructor(s): Hamed,Yasir G. Times: .M.W.F. 10:00AM-10:50AM; Location: FISK116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 27||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 9||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 8||JR non-major: 6||SO: 8||FR: 5|
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