Basic Arabic I (ARA 510)

2021 Fall
School of Languages
Arabic(ARA)
3
10.00
Aziz Nazmi Shakir -ashakir@sabanciuniv.edu,
English
Doctoral, Master
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Interactive,Learner centered,Communicative
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CONTENT

Introduces students to the script and the basic grammar of Modern Standard Arabic. Emphasis on the development of reading skills with some attention to writing and aural comprehension.

OBJECTIVE

This course aims to give absolute beginners in Arabic a basic knowledge of reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual and group work, and via studio-recorded and authentic texts. By the end of the semester the student should be able to read easy passages and use the Arabic script in accordance with the basic writing rules.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Module-specific skills: Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
a) read short vocalized texts with a familiar content;
b) translate easy discourses without assistance;
c) have an initial foundation in phonetics, syntax and vocabulary;
d) communicate in everyday situations like meeting and introducing people.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 35
Midterm 25
Exam 20
Participation 15
Homework 5

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Alif Baa with DVDs: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, 2nd ed., Eds. Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi, Georgetown University Press/Washington D.C., 2004; PJ6123 .B78 2004
Al-Kitaab fii Ta?allum al-?Arabiyya with DVDs/ A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part I, , 2nd ed., Eds. Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi, Georgetown University Press, Washington, D.C. PJ6307 .B78 2004 v.1/ ISBN: 158901104X;