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

Fall 2005

ARA 506 • First- Year Arabic I, Section 4

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40295 MW
2:00 PM-3:00 PM
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
RAS 215
RAS 215
Abu Nseir

Course Description

This course introduces the basics of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, the writing system (print and cursive), the sound system, simple language constructions, elementary grammar and a vocabulary of approximately 300 words. By the end of the semester students are expected to master basic conversational skills, be able to read vocalized and unvocalized texts, be able to write paragraph-long compositions and comprehend simple reading passages with the assistance of a basic glossary. The course involves regular use of audio-visual materials in Arabic. (Language course descriptions may vary per instructor, please see instructor for details)


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