Arabic 99 is a conversational course that will introduce students to the basics of Arabic language and culture, with highlights of the Shami and Darija dialects. The course focuses on both the communicative competencies and the linguistic functional ability needed for social and academic demands, and to facilitate integration in the host cultures. Course content ranges from basic vocabulary and sentence structure to basic dialogue. It features films, songs, guest speakers, role plays, and games. We invite heritage speakers, students who spent/will spend time in the Arab world and others interested in Arabic language and culture.
Textbook: Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds
by Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi.
Instructors: Maha Houssami / Amal Boumaaza