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

Anna Ziajka Stanton

M.A., The University of Texas at Austin (2013), B.A., Georgetown University (2007)

Anna Ziajka Stanton

Biography

Anna Ziajka Stanton is a Ph.D. student in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at The University of Texas at Austin. Her interests include modern Arabic literature, with a particular focus on the evolution of the Arabic literary canon and questions of fiction and readership in the Arab world from the nahda to the present; Arabic to English translation and translation theory; the contemporary Arab publishing industry; and Arabic literary prizes and book fairs. From 2007-2011 she lived between Cairo and Abu Dhabi, working in the editorial department of the American University in Cairo Press and later managing the Cultural Programme at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. She holds a B.A. in Arabic and English from Georgetown University and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures from The University of Texas at Austin.

Interests

Arabic literature from the nahda to the present; Arabic to English translation; reading habits in the Arab world; the Arab publishing industry; Arabic literary prizes and book fairs

ARA 611C • Intensive Arabic II

41820 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1000am MEZ 1.206
(also listed as ARA 381J )
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This course builds communicative skills in formal and colloquial Arabic as well as Arab culture through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in and outside of class. The course focuses on Intermediate level tasks and topics, which involve daily life, as well as developing efficient reading strategies and listening skills. At the end of the semester students should expect to have reached Intermediate proficiency, to be able to communicate with others about daily life topics and understand simple texts on familiar topics, and to have an active vocabulary of approximately 600 words. In addition to daily reading, listening, and writing homework, the course requires participation in group work in class, presentations, quizzes, and tests. Students should expect to spend at least two hours of homework daily. Requirements also include active participation in group work during class, and occasional presentations, quizzes, and tests. Not open to native speakers of Arabic.

Grading:

To be provided by instructor.

Texts:

Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya I, Dictionary of Modern Arabic, Wehr/Cowan

Course Meeting Times:

This course meets M-F. Please check the online course schedule for the TTH meeting times.

ARA 381J • Intensive Arabic II

41905 • Spring 2014
Meets MWF 900am-1000am MEZ 1.206
(also listed as ARA 611C )
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This course builds communicative skills in formal and colloquial Arabic as well as Arab culture through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in and outside of class. The course focuses on Intermediate level tasks and topics, which involve daily life, as well as developing efficient reading strategies and listening skills. At the end of the semester students should expect to have reached Intermediate proficiency, to be able to communicate with others about daily life topics and understand simple texts on familiar topics, and to have an active vocabulary of approximately 600 words. Not open to native speakers of Arabic.

 

Texts

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Alif Baa:  Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya: Part One with DVDs


Grading

To be provided by instructor. 

ARA 601C • Intensive Arabic I

41645 • Fall 2013
Meets MWF 900am-1000am MEZ 1.206
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This course is the first semester of intensive Arabic language instruction. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Heritage speakers of Arabic and students who have studied Arabic before must contact the language placement coordinator for a placement test before beginning this course.

Texts

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Alif Baa:  Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds 3rd edition

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya: Part One with DVDs 3rd edition

alkitaabtextbook.com student access key 

Available at Austin TXbooks (Beat the Bookstore) at 2116 Guadalupe St.

Grading

To be provided by instructor.

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