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ARBC3302

High Intermediate Arabic

Students at this level have a broader range of vocabulary, more fluency in speaking, and more advanced skills in Arabic than students at the regular Intermediate Arabic level. The main objective of this course is to move students in a short period of time across the threshold of the high intermediate level of proficiency and provide opportunities and learning strategies towards the advanced level of proficiency. This level is characterized by extensive readings and discussions on a multitude of political, social, cultural, and literary topics. Writing assignments are geared toward stylistic and aesthetic aspects of the Arabic language. Students produce lengthy expository and argumentative discourse. Attending lectures and films and participating in follow-up discussion sessions either with their instructor or the visiting lecturer are regular features of class activities. Listening activities focus on authentic materials of considerable length and content. At this level, students choose one of the colloquial dialects offered in the School. The objective is to equip students with the necessary conversational skills that would enable them to engage in meaningful discourse with educated Arabs in a medium that is not considered artificial or unfamiliar in the Arab World. The study of the dialect is uniquely integrated into the general curriculum emphasizing the linguistic realities in the Arab World. Work outside of class requires between four to five hours a day. (1 unit)

Required Texts:

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

Media Arabic. Elgibali et al. AUC Press, 2007. ISBN 9789774161087
Subject:
Arabic
Department:
Arabic
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Summer 2014

ARBC3302A-L14 Lecture
ARBC3302B-L14 Lecture
ARBC3302C-L14 Lecture
ARBC3302D-L14 Lecture

Summer 2013

ARBC3302A-L13 Lecture (Elimam, Tarbouni)
ARBC3302B-L13 Lecture (Habib, Khattab)
ARBC3302C-L13 Lecture (Abuhakema, Jarraya)
ARBC3302D-L13 Lecture (Masmoudi, Qpilat)

Summer 2012

ARBC3302A-L12 Lecture (Elimam, Khattab)
ARBC3302B-L12 Lecture (Abdel Wahab, Mokhtar)
ARBC3302C-L12 Lecture (Khansa, Yacout)
ARBC3302D-L12 Lecture (Qpilat, Sewilam)

Summer 2011

ARBC3302A-L11 Lecture (Haroun, Sahli)
ARBC3302B-L11 Lecture (Abuhakema, El-Araby)
ARBC3302C-L11 Lecture (Salem, Tarbouni)
ARBC3302NB-L11 Lecture (Abuhakema, El-Araby)

Summer 2010

ARBC3302A-L10 Lecture (Faiza, Said Ramadan)
ARBC3302B-L10 Lecture (Abdel Wahab, Tarbouni)

Summer 2009

ARBC3302A-L09 Lecture (Faiza, Khattab)
ARBC3302B-L09 Lecture (Abuhakema, Sahli)

Summer 2008

ARBC3302A-L08 Lecture (Boussouab, Faiza)
ARBC3302B-L08 Lecture (Al-Kebsi, Tarbouni)

Summer 2007

ARBC3302A-L07 Lecture (Said Ramadan, Saleh)
ARBC3302B-L07 Lecture (Chobanova-Angelova, Gohar)

Summer 2006

ARBC3302A-L06 Lecture (Al-Dajani, Alguineedy)
ARBC3302B-L06 Lecture (Bounajma, Chobanova-Angelova)

Summer 2005

ARBC3302A-L05 Lecture
ARBC3302B-L05 Lecture

Summer 2004

ARBC3302A-L04 Lecture (Abuhakema, Al-Faress)
ARBC3302B-L04 Lecture (Al-Kebsi, Alguineedy)