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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2007


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42555 TTh
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
PAR 310

Course Description

This is an elementary course of the Egyptian Arabic dialect. The course introduces students to the grammatical structures, pronunciation and vocabulary of Egyptian Arabic. Students will learn how to conduct conversations in different everyday situations such as introducing oneself, chatting with friends, shopping, ordering food at a restaurant, asking for directions etc. They will also develop sensitivity with regard to the culturally appropriate ways of using the language in different situations. The students will be able to listen to and comprehend interactions between native speakers of Egyptian Arabic on familiar topics. They will also be able to read and comprehend materials written in Egyptian Arabic such as advertisements, comic strips, movie posters, song lyrics, plays etc. The course will adopt a communicative approach to language teaching where pair-work and group-work activities will be used frequently.

Grading Policy

Regular attendance, active class participation, completion of all class assignments, quizzes, and projects. Attendace & Participation 10% - Homework 20% - Tests 40% - Final Project 30%


Dardasha: Egyptian Arabic, Elementary Level by Mustafa Mughazy (2004)


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