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FLA 142 - Elementary Arabic II

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
Continue to acquire an elementary level of Arabic language skills of reading, writing, grammar and conversational communications. Reading and conversation will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: FLA 141  or permission of instructor
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate an ability to understand simple statements made by Arabic native speakers
    1. Ask specific questions
    2. State opinion in clear statements
    3. Appropriately react to the surrounding cultural situations.
    4. Show cultural sensitivity when necessary
    5. Give information about self to others.
    6. Build basic vocabulary list.
    7. Write simple words from memory (dictation).
  2. Use basic Arabic statements sufficient for survival.
    1. Ask for directions clearly
    2. Follow directions.
    3. Negotiate a price in buying or selling.
    4. Ask for time and appointments.
    5. React to Arabic media.
    6. Respond correctly to Yes/No questions.
  3. Demonstrate ability to be social in an appropriate manner.
    1. Read and use all appropriate Arabic greeting messages.
    2. Use gender appropriately
    3. Respond correctly to Yes/No questions
    4. Arrange for a meeting with others, specifying time and date.
    5. When necessary request help in a correct fashion.
  4. Demonstrate ability to read simple Arabic prose
    1. Read simple Arabic prose
    2. Verbally answer questions about what has been read
    3. Write the few answers as a writing test
    4. Look up Arabic words in an Arabic/English dictionary.
  5. Learn the differences of Arabic verbs, nouns and articles.
    1. Recognize the past, present and imperative verbs.
    2. Use each in a sentence in an appropriate form
    3. Recognize male/female nouns and use relevant verbs.
    4. Make up short sentences from memory.
    5. Use correct Arabic grammar during a short talk
    6. Conjugate some verbs and use them in sentences
  6. Respond orally and in writing (up to 5 statements), to basic Arabic questions.
    1. Regarding weather.
    2. Reagarding residence.
    3. Regarding health.
    4. Regarding job.
    5. Regarding money.
    6. Regarding hotel.
    7. Regarding travel.
    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. Translate simple selected English passages to Arabic language
    1. Identify the culture in each statement before translating it.
    2. Memorize a script from Arabic culture and show its meaning.
    3. Point to some differences between Arabic and English novels.
    4. Name important figures in Arabic culture and find similar ones in English.
    5. Pronounce and write down famous Arabic names.
    6. Compare some proverbs in Arabic and English
    7. Find few English words of Arabic origin.
  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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