Arabic for Heritage Spkrs I

MLA-111 : Arabic for Heritage Spkrs I

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Modern Languages
Subject:
Modern Languages
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
4

Arabic for Heritage Speakers I is a course designed for students who are familiar with spoken Arabic ('Ammiyya) to develop proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic (Fusha) , the variety of the language that is learned in school. The course is intensive by design, as it combines into one semester all of the material that is taught in two semesters of Basic Arabic. Its focus is on the productive skills (speaking and writing) in Fusha, while simultaneously exposing students to grammar and vocabulary of a high register. Successful completion of this course and its sequel, Arabic for Heritage Speakers II (MLA 112), will permit a student to enroll in Third Year Arabic. Modern Standard Arabic is the primary language of Instruction.