Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | Elementary Arabic I
A100 | 3396 | Staff

Course Meets: 10:10 - 11:00 D SY 003

This is an introductory course in Modern Standard Arabic which aims at helping each student gain a sound
initial understanding in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  The approach in this course
places great emphasis on learning aurally, mostly through video tapes. By the end of this course the student
will have acquired and assimilated a basic working vocabulary and some fundamental grammar structures
enabling the student to both understand and form basic sentences. The student will also have a firm
foundation in reading, writing, and speaking skills.

Required texts: Al-Ani, Salman, Phonology and Script in Literary Arabic.
Brustad, Kristen, A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One.
Wehr, Hans. A Dictionary of Modern Standard Arabic, ed. Milton Cowan (any edition).