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Arabic

Arabic I

An introductory  course which contains units with topics that address everyday needs. These topics would help students gradually integrate into society by learning about Arab society, culture and language while building the linguistic skills needed for daily use. This course will teach the students how to arrange words into a correct sentence (that would be combined into a paragraph and text.). Arabic vocabulary / common verbs and the basic grammar rules. Students will be provided with the basic vocabulary, grammar, and phrases to communicate and engage in simple conversations. This will also allow students to describe themselves and talk about their background in their own words. Students will also begin to write simple sentences and form short paragraphs.

Arabic II

Advanced beginners course contains units with a variety of topics that are closely related to the student’s daily lives to meet their needs in different levels. This course focuses on the development of communication skills in Arabic through the presentation of key themes surrounding the modern environment. Students will answer the essential questions “How is the Arabic language a part of everyday life as an American Muslim? and How can I survive in a foreign country?” The course consists of units that include dialogues, readings, grammar, writings sections. Through these units students will be exposed to important public services, and will be introduced to grammar rules that will enable them to engage in proper conversations with self confidence.

Arabic III

This course contains a variety of topics that revolve around Arab culture, key historical cities, and past civilizations. The topics cover the main aspects of the Arab world, including geographic location and its impact on the contemporary world of politics. This course focuses on topics related to immediate and external environment, including: Social norms, historical and cultural figures, Arab community issues, cultural, historical, and geographic aspects of travel, regime of the Arab world, and cultural differences.  Students in this course will answer the question: “How can language empower people and provide various opportunities?”

Arabic IV

This course is designed with a functional approach to aid students in continuing their development in modern Arabic proficiency. The course will focus on guiding the students toward acquisition of language skills that serve practical uses in daily life and allow them to interact comfortably. Grammar, reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills are covered in this course at an accelerated pace. This Arabic course includes a supplement provided by the instructor, entailing the following components: classical reading, articles, current news and videos. These elements were carefully selected to cover the needs of Muslim students by providing Islamic stories, historical Islamic figures, whom have influenced culture and civilization. The purpose of this course is to give the students the ability to turn the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom into a functional experience that can be used to excel by communicating effectively in the Arab speaking world.