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Corinne Stokes

PhD in Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures, University of Texas at Austin

Corinne Stokes

Biography

Corinne Stokes is a PhD student in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Dr. Kristen Brustad. Corinne earned her BA in Music and Religious Studies at the University of Miami in Florida and studied contemporary music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. A study abroad year at the American University in Cairo inspired her to begin learning Arabic. 

Corinne's research interests include Arabic and Persian language and culture; music and verbal performance; sociolinguistics and language contact; and pedagogy. In her teaching, Corinne strives to integrate images, pop culture and media with language tasks to help students relate to and engage with Arabic and Persian languacultures. She enjoys observing students encounter the new worlds that accompany languages, and believes in the power of language-learning to improve intercultural communication.

Interests

TAFL, Arabic/Persian language and culture, performance and verbal art, sociolinguistics, popular culture

ARA 611C • Intensive Arabic II

41275 • Spring 2013
Meets MWF 200pm-300pm MEZ 1.206
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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.

T.A. Courses

ARA 601C INTENSIVE ARABIC I

Intensive first-semester Arabic

ARA 611C INTENSIVE ARABIC II

Intensive second-semester Arabic

ARA 621K INTENSIVE ARABIC III

Intensive third-semester Arabic

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