ARA 102 - Beginning Arabic II
This is the second part of the first-year language sequence and continues to build on the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing acquired in ARA 101. There will be an emphasis on the ability to use the target language to accomplish basic communicative tasks. Students should expect to be immersed in the language. English will be used at a minimum. The course promotes understanding and appreciation of the Arabic culture.
Appropriate course for beginners. Heritage speakers (students who are exposed to a language other than English at home) and native speakers of Arabic should not enroll in ARA 102.
Prerequisite: ARA 101 Beginning Arabic I
4 Lecture Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
After successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Describe family, activities and events in Arabic.
- Use the past tense of simple verbs as well as use articles, possessive and demonstrative adjectives, interrogative expressions, and time-related concepts including days, months and holidays.
- Describe simple actions in the past.
- Express basic needs in the spoken and written language.
- Formulate questions and statements in the spoken and written language.
- Recognize gender and plural inflections in Arabic.
- Speak about themselves and others in compound sentences.
- Demonstrate comprehension of sentence-length statements or questions in a limited number of content areas.
- Interpret the written target language in texts that are linguistically non-complex.
- Have an understanding of the social life and cultures of the Arab world.
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