Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program
Elementary Arabic I
Course Description:
This course is an introduction to Arabic. Using a communicative/proficiency oriented approach, we will begin to learn how to speak, read, and write in Modern Standard Arabic. The course is designed for students with no knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. We will begin with the alphabet, then move gradually to learn various language skills.

Required Texts:
Abboud, Peter F. Elementary Modern Standard Arabic, Part I. (Cambridge Press; ISBN 0-521-27295-5)

Recommended Dictionary:
Wehr, Hans. A Dictionary of Modern Standard Arabic, ed. Milton Cowan (any edition).