ARBC 3301

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, 2014. ISBN 9789774166525
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Summer 2017 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session

ARBC3301A-L17 Lecture (Khattab, Awad)
ARBC3301B-L17 Lecture (Youseif, Ahmad)
ARBC3301C-L17 Lecture (Gohar, Badran)
ARBC3301D-L17 Lecture
ARBC3301E-L17 Lecture

Summer 2016 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session

ARBC3301A-L16 Lecture (Yacout, Elimam)
ARBC3301B-L16 Lecture (Qbilat, Mokhtar)
ARBC3301C-L16 Lecture (Barakat, Akil)
ARBC3301D-L16 Lecture (Tarbouni, Youseif)
ARBC3301E-L16 Lecture (Badran, Ma)

Summer 2015 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session

ARBC3301B-L15 Lecture (Yacout, Elimam)
ARBC3301C-L15 Lecture (Khattab, Mokhtar)
ARBC3301D-L15 Lecture (Boumehdi, Barakat)

Summer 2014 Language Schools, Mills 8 Week Session

ARBC3301A-L14 Lecture (Khattab, Jarraya)
ARBC3301B-L14 Lecture (Yacout, Elimam)
ARBC3301C-L14 Lecture (Tarbouni, Mokhtar)

Summer 2013, Mills 8 Week Session

ARBC3301A-L13 Lecture (Tarbouni, Elimam)
ARBC3301B-L13 Lecture (Khattab, Habib)
ARBC3301C-L13 Lecture (Jarraya, Abuhakema)
ARBC3301D-L13 Lecture (Masmoudi, Qbilat)

Summer 2012, Mills 8 Week Session

ARBC3301A-L12 Lecture (Khattab, Elimam)
ARBC3301B-L12 Lecture (Abdel Wahab, Mokhtar)
ARBC3301C-L12 Lecture (Khansa, Yacout)
ARBC3301D-L12 Lecture (Qbilat, Sewilam)

Summer 2011, Mills 8 Week Session

ARBC3301A-L11 Lecture (Haroun, Sahli)
ARBC3301B-L11 Lecture (Abuhakema, El-Araby)
ARBC3301C-L11 Lecture (Tarbouni, Salem)

Summer 2011, Mills 6 Wk Arabic School Navy

ARBC3301NB-L11 Lecture (Abuhakema, El-Araby)

Summer 2010, Mills 9 Week Session

ARBC3301A-L10 Lecture (Said Ramadan, Faiza)
ARBC3301B-L10 Lecture (Abdel Wahab, Tarbouni)
ARBC3301C-L10 Lecture (Abuhakema, Salem)

Summer 2009, Mills 9 Week Session

ARBC3301A-L09 Lecture (Faiza, Khattab)
ARBC3301B-L09 Lecture (Abuhakema, Sahli)
ARBC3301C-L09 Lecture (Tarbouni, Abdel Wahab)

Summer 2008

ARBC3301A-L08 Lecture (Faiza, Boussouab)
ARBC3301B-L08 Lecture (Al-Kebsi, Tarbouni)

Summer 2007

ARBC3301A-L07 Lecture (Saleh, Said Ramadan)
ARBC3301B-L07 Lecture (Gohar, Chobanova-Angelova)

Summer 2006

ARBC3301A-L06 Lecture (Alguineedy, Al-Dajani)
ARBC3301B-L06 Lecture (Chobanova-Angelova, Bounajma)

Summer 2005

ARBC3301A-L05 Lecture (Aweiss, Chobanova-Angelova)
ARBC3301B-L05 Lecture (El-Hajjam, Abdel Aleem)

Summer 2004

ARBC3301A-L04 Lecture (Abuhakema, Al-Faress)
ARBC3301B-L04 Lecture (Al-Kebsi, Alguineedy)