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MODERN AND CLASSICAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES

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Arabic

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Fall 2013 Schedule

 

Arabic 111: Elementary Arabic I (5 Credit Hours)

Class Hours: 9:30 am – 10:20 am. M, T, W, R, F
Classroom: Jardine Hall, 309

Arabic 112: Elementary Arabic II (5Credit Hours)

Class Hours: 10:30 am. – 11:20 am. M, T, W, R, F
Classroom: Jardine Hall, 309
Office Hours: TBA

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Instructor: Sirana Abi-Mikhael
Office: 406 F Jardine Hall
Tel: 316-978-6651
E-mail: s.abimikhael@wichita.edu


Arabic 111: Elementary Arabic I (5 credit hours)

This level is intended for students with little or no prior knowledge of Arabic language. It is designed to introduce students to the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and understanding modern standard Arabic.

Course Objectives

  1. To recognize and produce letters and sounds accurately.
  2. To develop proficiency in listening, speaking, writing and reading.
  3. To develop basic communicative skills and practicing grammatical structures.
  4. To express oneself and participate in simple one-to one conversation.
  5. To be familiar with some of the differences between formal and spoken Arabic.
  6. To understand Arab culture through class materials, discussion and internet activities.

Course Materials

  1. Alif Baa, an Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sound (With DVDs), Third Edition, by Brustad, Al-Batal & Al-Tonsi.
  2. Al-kitab fii Taalum Al-Arabia: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic. (With DVDs) Part one, Third Edition, by Brustad, Al-Batal & Al-Tonsi

Companion website: www.alkitaabtextbook.com/

 


Arabic 112: Elementary Arabic II (5 credit hours)

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed Arabic I.

Course Objectives

  1. To Develop  all language-related skills including reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural knowledge.
  2. To initiate and sustain complicated communicative exchange.
  3. To conduct conversations concerning topics related to daily needs and activities to survive in an Arabic speaking setting.
  4. To read basic texts within a limited context of vocabulary and structure.
  5. To write short essays and paragraphs on familiar topics.
  6. To satisfy social demands and limited work requirements.

Course Materials

  1. Al-Kitab fii ta’aalum al-‘Arabiyya: A textbook for Beginning Arabic. (With DVDs)  Part one (Third Edition); by Brustad, Al-Batal & Al-Tonsi.
  2. The concise Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary, Hans Wehr, Ithaca.

Companion website: www.alkitaabtextbook.com/

 


Arabic 210: Intermediate Arabic (5 credit hours)

This course will be offered soon.

 


 Websites

http://www.un.org
http://www.alhurra.com/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/arabic/news/
http://arabic.cnn.com/
http://www.alarabiya.net/
http://www.elaph.com
http://english.aljazeera.net/
http://www.aljazeera.net
http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/Visit-the-Museum.id.5.htm

Papers:
http://www.asharqalawsat.com/
http://www.ahram.org.eg/
http://www.alhayat.com/
http://www.annahar.com/
http://www.alkhaleej.co.ae/ 
 

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