Course Description:

Elementary Arabic II: The second semester of a year-long course that introduces the basics of Modern Standard Arabic, this course concentrates on all four skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will begin with chapter 6 of Al Kitaab and complete Chapter 13 in Al Kitaab Book I by the end of the academic year. Students will acquire vocabulary and usage for everyday interactions as well as skills that will allow them to read and analyze a range of texts. In addition to the traditional textbook exercises, students will write short essays and participate in role plays, debates, and conversations throughout the year. This is an integrated language course.

Course Materials:

1. Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One
Third Edition . Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi
Paperback (1 DVD-ROM). ISBN: 9781589017368 (1589017366)

2. Answer Key for Al-Kitaab fii Ta callum al-cArabiyya A Textbook for Beginning Arabic: Part One- Third Edition. Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi
ISBN: 9781589017382 (1589017382)

3. Companion Website – (Optional)
4.Online Arabic dictionary:

Course Objectives:

By the time Elementary Arabic 002 is completed, students should:

Be able to read texts on familiar topics and understand the main ideas without using the dictionary, and have confidence to deduce the meaning of new words from context.
Be able to speak about themselves and their environment, carry out basic conversations related to daily life orally and in writing; and initiate and sustain dialogues on a number of topics.
Understand native speakers to a certain extent, especially if they are communicating in Modern Standard Arabic and the Egyptian or Shami dialect.
Be able to form and understand almost all basic sentence structures of Arabic.
Be familiar with some of the differences between formal and spoken Arabic and deepen their understanding of some aspects of Arab culture.
Evaluation: Students will be evaluated based on their efforts, attendance, and the progress they make by completing the assignments and projects given.
Specifically, students will be evaluated based on their work pertaining to textbook lesson evaluations, writing, skits, classroom participation, and oral presentations.