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FLA 242 - Intermediate Arabic II

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 within cultural context.
Prerequisite: FLA 241  or permission of instructor
Competencies
  1. Communicate with others in a more advanced Arabic skill (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. Ask the teacher about information in Arabic
    5. Build basic vocabulary list
    6. Use Arabic proverbs, idioms and sayings
  2. Use advanced Arabic grammar.
    1. Write in classical Arabic correctly
    2. Write words or statements from memory (dictation).
    3. Distinguish between functions of words in Arabic.
    4. Correctly use articles and adverbs in writing.
    5. Show knowledge of adjectives, nouns, pronouns.
    6. Analyze words in selected Arabic statements
    7. Show correct usage of words in selected Arabic ads
    8. Comment on usage of words in a selected literary work.
  3. Demonstrate ability to be sensitive to the Arabic personality.
    1. Read simple Arabic historical passages
    2. Read about general Arabic personality
    3. Identify the type of customs of each Arabic speaking region.
    4. React to Arabic expectations of others
    5. Learn about prominent figures in each country
  4. Demonstrate ability to write in simple Arabic
    1. Use the correct verb tense when writing short reports.
    2. Write one’s brief opinion
    3. Use a variety of grammatical forms.
    4. Use new words by using an Arabic/English dictionary.
    5. Write a short personal invitation
    6. Write a short response for the invitation
    7. Use famous Arabic opening statements in communications.
  5. Interpret customs of Arabic regions
    1. Read some Arabic article about Arabic customs.
    2. Orally discuss the Arabic article with other class members.
    3. Find similar issue in English literature and compare it.
    4. Explain the pros and cons of these customs
    5. Give a short presentation in classical Arabic
  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/summarize Arabic TV and/or Radio shows, and journal ads.
    1. Identify the culture described show or ad.
    2. Interpret the theme of each show or ad.
    3. Point to differences between Arabic and USA shows or ads.
    4. Name important figures in Arabic and find similar ones in USA.
    5. Pronounce and write down famous Arabic names
    6. Compare some proverbs, topics and customs in Arabic and USA
    7. Find common grounds between Arabic and USA 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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