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Modern Standard Arabic

Student enrollment in Arabic courses has grown faster than any other foreign language at colleges across the nation since 2001. Learning Modern Standard Arabic, the language of literature, media, and education in the Arabic world, can be an enriching cultural and linguistic experience for students or community members. There is also a growing demand for Arabic translators and interpreters across the nation. Elementary Arabic is intended for either complete beginners or those who speak Arabic but have not had formal training in Modern Standard Arabic.


Elementary Modern Standard Arabic - ARABIC 1

Introduction to the four basic language skills in functional modern Arabic – aural, oral, reading, and writing. Students learn the basics of Arabic script and pronunciation while building a foundational vocabulary. Arabic cultural norms, values, and customs are explored and serve as a basis for additional skill-building practice. Fourteen hours of supplemental learning in a Success Center that supports this course is required. Corresponds to the first year of high school Arabic.

Elementary Modern Standard Arabic - ARABIC 2

Continued presentation of the four basic language skills in functional modern Arabic – aural, oral, reading, and writing. Skills focus on the continuing practice of Arabic script, correct pronunciation, vocabulary expansion, and applying the rules of grammar and tense to simple declarative sentences and short conversations. Arabic cultural norms, values, and customs are explored and serve as a basis for additional skill-building practice. Fourteen hours of supplemental learning in a Success Center that supports this course is required. Corresponds to the second year of high school Arabic.

Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic - ARABIC 3

Review of basic Arabic grammar. Introduction to more complex sentence structures and verb tenses. Students use Modern Standard Arabic at an intermediate level in speaking listening, reading, and writing. Includes intermediate uses of Modern Standard Arabic alphabet, conversation strategies, and cultural interactions. Arabic cultural norms, values, and customs are explored and serve as a basis for additional skill-building practice. Fourteen hours of supplemental learning in a Success Center that supports this course is required.

Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic - ARABIC 4

Continued study of Modern Standard Arabic leading to a more accurate understanding and use of the language through placing emphasis on advanced-level speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills. Sophisticated vocabulary and complex grammatical structures are applied to speaking and writing assignments. Reading comprehension in Arabic is developed in the context of cultural texts and themes. Ten hours of supplemental learning in a Success Center that supports this course is required.


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