Beginning Arabic IIDepartment of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Arabic ProgramProgram Website -programBeginning Arabic II (ARAB 1002)Instructor: Dr. Francesco L. SinatoraOffice Hours:Tuesdays and Thursdays 4- 5 p.m. and by appointmentE-mail: [email protected]Office Location: Rome 651COURSE DESCRIPTIONThis course is the second in the first year Arabic course sequence; its prerequisite is ARAB 1001 or its equivalent. This course will use Modern Standard Arabic and one spoken dialect. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have acquired anadditional approximately 250 vocabulary items as well as grammar to allow them to link clauses and form complex sentences. The course is intended to enable students to develop language and skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) at the Novice-High/Intermediate-Low level of the ACTFL Guidelines for proficiency, and to build on their knowledge of some salient aspects of Arab culture. In this course, we will cover units 5 – 10 of al-Kitaab, Part One (Third Edition).This course assumes students to be active learners and to take responsibility for their ownlearning, under guidance from their instructor. The course material will be divided into outside-of-class activities and in-class activities which complement each other. The instructor will specify what students should do outside of class to prepare for each class meeting. The textbook typically identifies activities as in classor at home. The outside-of-class activities include both book-based and online assignments, and students will learn to type in Arabic in order to complete the online activities. Students are expected tospend a minimum of two hours on outside-of-class preparation per class period. Outside of class activities will include listening and writing exercises, grammar study and practice, memorization of vocabulary, and memorizing dialogues and skits to present in class. Class time will be spent on doing interactive activities, such as guided conversation practice, presentation of skits, and simulation exercises, as well reading activities. It is imperative that students come to class each day with assigned materials thoroughly prepared. In order to succeed and perform well in this class, students are required to implement the strategies detailed in the Introduction to the Third Edition for Students in Al-Kitaab Part One.IMPORTANT NOTE
Each section of this course will focus on Modern Standard Arabic and one spoken dialect.This section uses the Syrian dialect. Students may take consecutive courses in the same dialect or change dialects as they choose, as there is a high level of mutual intelligibility among Arabic dialects. Students who are heritage speakers or whose proficiency exceedsthe ACTFL Novice-Mid level should meet with the professor during the first week of classes to ensure that they are enrolled in the appropriate course for their language level.