Summer Courses 2012





Intensive Elementary Arabic I and II

Term: 
Summer 2014
Online: 
No
Subject Area: 
ARABIC (ARAB)
Course Number: 
ARAB 131 910
Schedule: 
Monday 10:00am-2:30pm
Schedule: 
Tuesday 10:00am-2:30pm
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Thursday 10:00am-2:30pm
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Friday 10:00am-2:30pm
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Monday
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Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
Instructor: 

RUSHDIE, EMAD EL-DIN

Primary Program: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Course Description: 

This is the beginners' course in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). It will introduce the student to speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in the standard means of communication in the Arabic world. The course is proficiency-based, implying that all activities are aimed at placing the student in the context of the native-speaking environment from the very beginning. Evaluation is done by the more traditional testing methods (vocabulary tests, dictations, grammar, and translation exercises). We anticipate that by the end of this course students will range in proficiency from Novice High to Intermediate Low on the ACTFL scale; in other words (using the terminology of the government's Foreign Service Institute) from 'incipient survival' to 'full survival' in the native-speaking environment.


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