Designed for students with little or no previous experience in the language. Focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension and speaking, and in developing mastery of the Arabic writing system for basic reading and writing of simple sentences and short paragraphs. Arabic letters are taught so that students will be able to communicate both orally and in written form in the most essential everyday life situations. Students will also learn customs, traditions, and culture of Arabic speaking countries. Student participation, group discussion and use of digital media are essential elements of the course.
Continuation of ARA 101 with emphasis on basic language skills for communication and on cultural aspects to promote understanding and appreciation of the Arabic culture. Student participation, group discussion and the use of digital media are essential elements of the course.
Prerequisite: ARA 101 or equivalent or permission of instructor. Memory and length of time since last studied are factors in successful placement.
Continued study in Arabic for those with a firm foundation in elementary Arabic communication, written and oral. Grammar and vocabulary are continued at a higher level so that the student develops strong reading and writing skills in order to create complex sentences and short paragraphs. In this class, the student will attain oral and listening skills to successfully function in a variety of daily situations. Cultural topics are included in the study of grammar and structure. Memory and length of time since last studied are factors in successful placement.
Prerequisite(s): ARA 102 OR SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF EQUIVALENT, OR PERMISSION OF THE INSTRUCTOR.