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Arabic

The language of literature, media and education in the Arabic world can also be your major or an academic area of exploration. A Modern Language Association report ranked Arabic as the eighth-most studied language in America, with tens of thousands of college and university students enrolled in Arabic courses across the U.S. It is the fifth-most commonly spoken language in the world. That means there is a huge need for Arabic translators and interpreters. Learning the language can also be an enriching cultural experience.

Following are Chaffey College courses offered in 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.