ARBC111 Elementary Arabic II

Department of Language & Literature: Arabic

I. Course Number and Title
ARBC111 Elementary Arabic II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
ARBC110 (C or better) or by permission of the Department of Language and Literature
V. Other Pertinent Information

Students spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class in activities, such as learning vocabulary, reading, completing written exercises, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with multimedia resources that accompany the text.

This course meets the General Education requirement in Arts/Humanities.
This course meets the General Education requirement in Diversity.

VI. Catalog Course Description
This interactive course builds on the instruction from ARBC110. Students continue to acquire basic knowledge in the reading, pronunciation, writing, and understanding of basic Arabic words and phrases. Cultural background is included.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. demonstrate an elementary, but growing, degree of competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing [Arts/Humanities];
    2. recognize and respond appropriately to the most common spoken situations;
    3. demonstrate basic mastery of written Arabic; and
    4. explain some common aspects of life in the Arabic-speaking countries [Diversity].
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Grammatical topics:

    1. definite article--part 2
    2. adjectives
    3. roots and the Arabic dictionary
    4. grammatical endings
    5. reading strategies
    6. sounds--part 2
    7. gender
    8. numbers 11-100

    Vocabulary and social contexts:
    Students continue to examine the formal social function of language in the Middle East and its similarities to and differences from the function of similar language in their native tongue through their mastery of

    1. forms of address--part 2
    2. hospitality: roles of the guest and host
    3. states and feelings

    Cultural contexts:
    Students articulate similarities to and differences from cultural practices and institutions familiar to them through their study of

    1. geography of the Middle East--part 2
    2. Middle Eastern food
    3. modern music in the Middle East
    4. sports and hobbies in the Middle East
    5. schools in the Middle East
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. take quizzes and tests;
    2. complete written assignments, such as writing words using short and long vowels;
    3. perform listening comprehension exercises; and
    4. participate in oral interviews and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.

    Quizzes and tests taken in class include the cultural topics presented in the course. Students articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Instructors employ text, workbook, multimedia files, and internet resources of first-year proficiency-based Arabic program. See course syllabus.

Approval/Revision Date: Approved N/A; Revised 09/2012; New Core 8/2015