Near Eastern Languages and Cultures | Conversational Arabic I
N223 | 3673 | Alani S


This is a spoken Arabic course. If you want to speak Arabic or
improve knowledge of spoken Arabic then this course is designed for
you. The varieties of Arabic that will be focused on are Jordanian/
Palestinian, commonly known as Levantine Arabic. Some aspects that
will be emphasized are greetings, asking about and giving directions,
eating out, travel, getting acquainted, geography of the Middle East,
government systems and a variety of cultural themes pertaining to the
Middle East. Also, Arabic computer software will be utilized along
with the SCOLA program.

Required Text:
Ryding, Karin. Formal Spoken Arabic. (Washington, DC: Georgetown
University Press), 1990.