Elementary Arabic

The beginning level is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Arabic. During the first week, elementary level students sign a modified pledge allowing them to interact with their instructor in English while in class. In all other aspects of their daily life in the school, beginning level students abide by the full Language Pledge. From the first day of classes, students are exposed to authentic reading and listening materials. They engage in functional activities, often in small groups, necessary to their survival in the school community and later on in an Arab setting. Students at the elementary level are introduced to the use of Arabic computer software and to listening materials in digitized form and on the Internet. Reading assignments from Arabic sources on the Internet are also a feature of this level. Students write long compositions and make oral presentations in class in a way that makes the use of Arabic a natural process and helps students at this level blend in with students from higher levels. Students are expected to spend between four and five hours outside of class working on assignments and preparing for next day's class. (1 unit)

Required Texts:
/Alif Baa: An Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds/, Third Edition. Brustad et al. Georgetown University Press, 2010. ISBN 9781589016323

Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part I, Second Edition. Brustad et al. Georgetown University Press, 2004. ISBN 9781589011045

The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, Spoken Languages Services. ISBN 9780879500030
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Summer 2016 Language Schools

ARBC3103A-L16 Lecture
ARBC3103B-L16 Lecture

Summer 2015 Language Schools

ARBC3103A-L15 Lecture (Raish, Youssef)
ARBC3103B-L15 Lecture (Henley, El-Goukh)

Summer 2014 Language Schools

ARBC3103A-L14 Lecture (Awad, Keener)
ARBC3103B-L14 Lecture (El-Goukh, Arfaoui)

Summer 2013

ARBC3103A-L13 Lecture (Schatz, Arfaoui)
ARBC3103B-L13 Lecture (Raish, Essa)
ARBC3103C-L13 Lecture (Bakali, Barakat)
ARBC3103D-L13 Lecture (Ghaemmaghami, Abdelmonem)

Summer 2012

ARBC3103A-L12 Lecture (El-Issa, Schatz)
ARBC3103B-L12 Lecture (Brandenburg, Djamaa)
ARBC3103C-L12 Lecture (Derwiche Djazaerly, Rhodes)

Summer 2011

ARBC3103A-L11 Lecture (Abdelmonem, Koerber)
ARBC3103B-L11 Lecture (Mohamed, Barakat)
ARBC3103C-L11 Lecture (Djamaa, Olexa)

Summer 2010

ARBC3103A-L10 Lecture (Trentman, Abdelmonem)
ARBC3103B-L10 Lecture (Djamaa, Karjala)

Summer 2009

ARBC3103A-L09 Lecture (Trentman, Abdelmonem)
ARBC3103B-L09 Lecture (Djamaa, Karjala)

Summer 2008

ARBC3103A-L08 Lecture (Palmer, Khattab)
ARBC3103B-L08 Lecture (Burnham, Al-Zubaidi)

Summer 2007

ARBC3103A-L07 Lecture (Tayel, Wulfsberg)
ARBC3103B-L07 Lecture (Greeley, Familiar)

Summer 2006

ARBC3103A-L06 Lecture (Scoville, Awad)
ARBC3103B-L06 Lecture (Faiza, Abdul-Aziz)

Summer 2005

ARBC3103A-L05 Lecture
ARBC3103B-L05 Lecture

Summer 2004

ARBC3103A-L04 Lecture (Bennis, Heikkinen)
ARBC3103B-L04 Lecture (Clark, Soulaimani)