Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program
Conversational Arabic I
Course Description:
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.