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ARBC3201

Intermediate Arabic

Students placed in Level 2 normally have taken two or three semesters of Arabic in an academic setting and have knowledge of the basic grammatical and lexical features of Arabic. Sometimes a "lower intermediate" class is created to accommodate those students whose proficiency and language skills require that they go at a slower speed than regular intermediate students. Typically, students in the lower intermediate class have finished only two semesters of college Arabic, or more than two semesters but have been away from the language for some time. The objectives of Intermediate Arabic are, in general, to solidify knowledge of the basic rules of Arabic grammar, to expand vocabulary in terms of complexity, and to increase the acquisition of words for active use in a wide variety of topics and settings. Emphasis is placed on the use of authentic reading and listening materials, and on communicative writing and speaking tasks. Students at the intermediate level are required to go to all Arabic lectures and movies. Usually, there are homework assignments designed to enhance each student's benefit from the cultural activities. At the end of the course, students at the intermediate level are expected to write a long composition of at least 1,200 words. Oral presentations of 15 to 20 minutes are regular activities at this level. In addition, work outside of class requires an average of four to five hours a day. (1 unit)

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

Al-Kitaab fii Tacallum al-cArabiyya, Part II, Second Edition. Brustad et al. Georgetown University Press, 2006. ISBN 9781589010963

Connectors in Modern Standard Arabic. Al-Warraki et al. AUC Press, 1994. ISBN 9789774243547

The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic. Spoken Languages Services. ISBN 9780879500030
Subject:
Arabic
Department:
Arabic
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Summer 2014

ARBC3201A-L14 Lecture
ARBC3201B-L14 Lecture
ARBC3201C-L14 Lecture

Summer 2013

ARBC3201A-L13 Lecture (AlQbailat, Chobanova-Angelova)
ARBC3201B-L13 Lecture (Albqowr, El-Gendy)
ARBC3201C-L13 Lecture (Al-Haj Afaneh, Djamaa)

Summer 2012

ARBC3201A-L12 Lecture (Badr, Magidow)
ARBC3201B-L12 Lecture (Habib, Magidow)
ARBC3201C-L12 Lecture (Albqowr, Greeley)
ARBC3201D-L12 Lecture

Summer 2011

ARBC3201A-L11 Lecture (Awad, Chobanova-Angelova)
ARBC3201B-L11 Lecture (Elsawy, Nagah)
ARBC3201C-L11 Lecture (Al Shaflo, Saleh)
ARBC3201D-L11 Lecture (Greeley, Mansour)
ARBC3201NB-L11 Lecture (Elsawy, Nagah)
ARBC3201NC-L11 Lecture (Al Shaflo, Saleh)
ARBC3201ND-L11 Lecture (Greeley, Mansour)

Summer 2010

ARBC3201A-L10 Lecture (Greeley, Saleh)
ARBC3201B-L10 Lecture (Naji, Zaheed)

Summer 2009

ARBC3201A-L09 Lecture (Wang, Zaheed)
ARBC3201B-L09 Lecture (Aly, Saleh)

Summer 2008

ARBC3201A-L08 Lecture (Chobanova-Angelova, El-Hawari)
ARBC3201B-L08 Lecture (Issa, Kamal Hasanin)

Summer 2007

ARBC3201A-L07 Lecture (Gado, Heikkinen)
ARBC3201B-L07 Lecture (Ahmad, El-Genidy)

Summer 2006

ARBC3201A-L06 Lecture (Said Ramadan, Saleh)
ARBC3201B-L06 Lecture (Morkus, Nasser)

Summer 2005

ARBC3201A-L05 Lecture (Al-Kebsi, Pasha)
ARBC3201B-L05 Lecture (Morkus, Saleh)

Summer 2004

ARBC3201A-L04 Lecture (Awad Allah, El-Tobgui)
ARBC3201B-L04 Lecture (Salameh, Yaman)