ARA F412K • SECOND-YEAR ARABIC I
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
This course aims to push students towards upper Intermediate proficiency in reading, speaking, writing, listening, and culture. Communicative skills continue to remain a priority, and emphasis is also placed on reading, expanding vocabulary, developing listening skills, and expanding students' understanding of Arab culture, including exposure to colloquial Arabic. Students move from listening to composed texts to listening to authentic materials for native speakers. We continue to develop reading strategies that enable students to comprehend main ideas in authentic reading passages. Grammatical work centers on developing the accuracy necessary to reach advanced proficiency and on the Arabic root and pattern system. As in ARA 506 and 507, preparation for class and active, cooperative participation in small group activities remain essential components of the course. Students should expect to spend at least two hours daily on homework and class preparation. Requirements also include occasional presentations, exams, and a weekly writing activity. Class hours are supplemented by an additional hour of conversation practice in small groups (dardasha).
To be determined by instructor.