Intermediate Arabic I|
|Required Sequence: ARAB 201 & ARAB202|
This course is a second-year, lower intermediate course in modern standard Arabic (MSA) designed mainly for students who have completed at least two semesters of Arabic Fusha or those who already possess a basic foundation in Arabic. Students will develop more skills in writing concrete essays and narrating. They will start talking about current events and describing places and people. Narration, in fact, is the hallmark of the intermediate level, so conjugation tenses will need to be memorized. The course will primarily be conducted in Arabic, except for some cases which require the use of English. The course is communicative proficiency-based, which stresses the importance of developing the oral skills, while giving equal attention to the other skills of language learning (reading, writing and listening). The measure chart and the case system will continue to be discussed and practiced. Aspects of contemporary life and culture in the Arab world as well as Arabic regional dialects will be constantly referred to. Students are expected to do daily homework, role-play, group work, and give regular in-class feedback/presentations. The course will be supplemented by audio and video material as well as printed handouts by the instructor.
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|Course Format: Language||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ARAB101 AND ARAB102
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MEST-MN)(MUST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Al-Kitaab fii Ta\'allum al-\'Arabiyya - A Textbook for Intermediate Arabic: Part Two (Paperback, Third Edition) (Al-Kitaab Arabic Language Program). Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal,
Tales from Kalila Wa Dimna: For Students of Arabic. Younes, Munther.
Hans Wehr Dictionary. English-Arabic and Arabic-English Dictionary
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Bi-weekly in-class quizzes. A mid-term, normally in the format of an essay, and a comprehensive final exam will be given in the assigned dates. In addition, homework assignments are given on a daily basis. Two Oral Exams in the form of OPI (Oral proficiency Interview) will be administered at midterm and at the end of the course.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Completion of Elementary Arabic II, permission from instructor or passing the placement test. The class meets four times a week with mandatory weekly TA sessions.
Class meeting times may be flexible.
|Instructor(s): Aissa,Abderrahman Times: .MTWR.. 10:50AM-11:40AM; Location: FISK314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 14||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 4||SO: 6||FR: 2|
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