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FLA 141 - Elementary Arabic I

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
This course is an introduction to learning the Arabic language, with emphasis on acquiring basic skills in reading, writing and conversational communications. Thus, recognizing the Arabic alphabet will be strongly dealt with during the class as a basis for future Arabic classes.
Competencies
  1. Produce orally and in writing the Arabic alphabets
    1. Pronounce/write the Arabic letters
    2. Pronounce/write the Arabic vowel letters
    3. Build basic vocabulary list
    4. Pronounce/write the Arabic “sun” letters.
    5. Pronounce/write the Arabic “moon” letters.
    6. Pronounce/write short and long letters.
    7. Write Arabic alphabets in 3 word locations (start/middle/end).
  2. Pronounce basic Arabic statements sufficient for survival.
    1. Ask for directions.
    2. Follow directions
    3. Ask a question
    4. Seek information
    5. Interpret Arabic signs and ads
  3. Demonstrate ability to be social
    1. Use appropriate Arabic greeting messages
    2. Use names and titles appropriately
    3. Introduce oneself in an appropriate way
    4. Give brief personal information to others
  4. Demonstrate ability to tell time in Arabic
    1. Ask about time in Arabic
    2. Answer questions about time in Arabic
    3. Read the written time
  5. Differentiate between the three types of verbs in Arabic
    1. Recognize the past, present, and imperative verbs
    2. Conjugate selected verbs in three forms.
    3. Use each in a sentence in an appropriate form
  6. Orally respond, in 2 statements, to limited Arabic questions
    1. Regarding weather
    2. Regarding residence
    3. Regarding health.
    4. Regarding job.
    5. Regarding money
    6. Regarding travel
    7. Regarding hotel
    8. Regarding country
    9. Regarding hobby
    10. Regarding sport
    11. Regarding marriage
    12. Regarding family
    13. Regarding clothes
    14. Regarding food
    15. Regarding study
    16. Regarding politics
    17. Regarding religion
  7. Identify Arabic speaking countries, and their characteristics
    1. Name each Arab country and its capital
    2. Mention something about their culture, products, weather.
    3. Show their locations on the world map
    4. Write the names of each country from memory (dictation).
    5. Recognize their flags
    6. Tell about their type of government
    7. Write down their names and pronounce them loudly.
  8. Discuss a general issue related to Arabic language and/or culture.
    1. Share something that is known about the Arabic language and/or culture.
    2. Share one’s opinion with others
    3. Describe prejudices and stereotyping of Arabic culture.
    4. Identify three popular American personalities of Arabic origin.



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