In this course students learn the basics of Modern Standard Arabic, the variety of Arabic that is used in formal oral and written communication throughout the Arab world. Teaching method is proficiency oriented and skill-based. Students will communicate in Arabic as much as possible, using all linguistic skills.
In this course learners acquire and activate a variety of vocabulary items in authentic contexts. Grammar covers basic sentence structures, such as verb conjugation, sentence types, and agreement. The combination of activated vocabulary and grammar will result in students' ability to speak, read, and comprehend basic Arabic as well as connect culture to language use in everyday life.