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FLA 241 - Intermediate Arabic I

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
Continue to acquire a higher level of Arabic language skills of reading, writing, grammar and conversational communications. Writing, grammar and conversation will be emphasized.
Prerequisite: FLA 142  or permission of instructor
Competencies
  1. Demonstrate an ability to correctly respond to general Arabic communications (orally and in writing).
    1. Answer questions in short answers
    2. Follow directions given by the teacher in Arabic.
    3. Write directions to others
    4. Build basic vocabulary list
    5. Write words or statements from memory (dictation).
    6. Ask the teacher about information in Arabic
    7. Write a short description of self.
  2. Use of basic Arabic grammar
    1. Distinguish verbs from nouns
    2. Classify verb tense and type of noun
    3. Correctly use articles and adverbs in writing.
    4. Show knowledge of adjectives
    5. React to Arabic media
    6. Respond correctly to opinion questions
  3. Demonstrate ability to be sensitive to the Arabic cultures
    1. Read and use all appropriate Arabic greeting messages
    2. Use gender appropriately
    3. Identify the type of customs of each Arabic speaking region.
    4. Differentiate between styles of greetings and expectations.
    5. Learn about prominent historical figures in each country.
  4. Demonstrate ability to read and comprehend common Arabic printed materials.
    1. Read short Arabic passages from any Arabic source
    2. Answer questions, both written and orally, on the information read from the printed materials.
    3. Summarize the articles read
    4. Look up new Arabic words in an Arabic/English dictionary
    5. Learn new words and use them in sentences
    6. Find words which sound similar in English
  5. Interpret simple literary writings in Arabic
    1. Read an Arabic short story and write a summary about it.
    2. Discuss in Arabic the story with other class members
    3. Find similar story in English literature and analyze it.
    4. Write few descriptive sentences about the story
    5. Express opinions related to the story
    6. Explain few lines of famous poetry
    7. Show the difference between styles of language used in prose and in poetry.
  6. Respond orally and in writing (up to 10 statements), to ordinary questions in Arabic.
    1. Regarding weather.
    2. Regarding 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. Interpret Arabic TV shows, and/or Radio announcements
    1. Identify the culture described in each show
    2. Interpret the theme of the each show
    3. Point to some differences between Arabic and English shows.
    4. Name important figures in Arabic show business and find similar ones in English.
    5. Pronounce and write down famous Arabic names
    6. Compare some proverbs, topics and customs in Arabic and English.
    7. Find common grounds between Arabic and English cultures using these shows.
    8. Give a short presentation about the show and provide a written summary.
  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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