ARA 320L • ARABIC READING AND GRAMMAR II
8:00 AM-9:30 AM
This is the sequel to Arabic Readings and Grammar I and designed to: (1) introduce more of the high frequency words of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) in a variety of contexts with a strong cultural content, (2) further drill students in advanced grammatical structures of MSA using a functional and integrative approach, (3) train students in developing reading skills that will assist them in comprehending MSA authentic reading passages of various genres from MSA, and performing tasks at the Advanced level on the ACTFL scale. The students are expected to discuss orally and in writing the texts in the textbook and the materials read, as well as prepare outlines and précis for them, to converse on a variety of subjects, including everyday experiences, and to engage in these activities using strings that range from several sentences (including complex ones) to a cohesive paragraph-length discourse at the Intermediate High level. The course will cover lessons 11 to 20 in the textbook.
Homework, including computer work 35% Class Participation 20% Tests and take-home 45%
Abboud, et al., Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic, Revised Edition Abboud, Victorine and Peter Abboud, Computer Assisted Instruction Program for Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension, Intermediate Level