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Arabic Language, Advanced, Part IV (NCAA Approved)

Open to: Grades 7 - 12

Prerequisites: Qualifying verbal or math score, and successful completion of Arabic Language, Advanced, Part III or placement test

Course Format: Session Based. See calendar for session dates and application deadlines.

Course Length: 12 weeks (Fall, Winter, Early Summer, Mid-Summer)

Recommended School Credit: One-half academic year

Course Code: AR34

Course Description

Description

This course is designed for 7th to 12th grade students who have advanced knowledge of Arabic listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills. Online classes are held twice per week during the evening, and separate conversational sessions with an instructor are arranged with each student.

During the Arabic Language, Advanced, Part IV course, students will:

  • Describe events, places, and cultures.
  • Describe daily activities.
  • Learn grammar.
  • Learn morphology.
  • In addition to learning formal Arabic, students will be introduced to some words and phrases that are common in some Arabic dialects.  They will continue learning to distinguish differences between standard Arabic and spoken Arabic from various Arabic countries.
  • Write about their daily duties and routines and be able to discuss them.
  • Learn about Arab proverbs.
  • Learn about various aspects of Arab Culture.
  • Learn about specific cities in the Middle East
  • Learn common spelling mistakes in Arabic writing.
  • Write about past events and incidents.
  • Listen to conversations of common situations.
  • Write out conversations between two or more people.

Materials Needed

Students will need a headset with microphone. A microphone with an on/off switch is recommended.

A textbook is also required for the course:

Al-Asas: for Teaching Arabic for Non-Native Speakers (Part 3) by Fawzieh A.Bader. Noorart  Inc, USA.


Suggested Resource Material (not required): Oxford Picture Dictionary English/Arabic

Detailed Course Information

Course Details

Lesson Thirteen: Visit to the University Hospital

  • Learn the vocabulary that goes along with visiting a hospital.
  • Listen to the different tracks on the CD that provide examples of a conversation taking place between students about visiting a university hospital.
  • Correcting grammatical mistakes in a passage

Lesson Fourteen: The City of عمان

  • Learn the vocabulary that goes along with the history and culture of the city of Amman.
  • Listen to the different tracks on the CD that provide examples of a conversation taking place between students about the city of Amman.
  • Different types of adjectives

Lesson Fifteen: The City of القدس

  • Learn the vocabulary that goes along with the history and culture of the city of Jerusalem.
  • Listen to the different tracks on the CD that provide examples of a conversation taking place about the history and culture of the city of Jerusalem.
  • Changing the subject into a possessive subject
  • Changing the predicate into a possessive predicate

Lesson Sixteen: The City of صنعاء

  • Learn the vocabulary that goes along with the history and culture of the city of Sanaa’.
  • Listen to the different tracks on the CD that provide examples of a conversation between students discussing the history and culture of the city of Sanaa’.
  • Conjunctions
  • Differentiating between بالرغم من و بالرغم أنَّ

Lesson Seventeen: The Worker

  • Learn the vocabulary that goes along with the working man/woman.
  • Listen to the different tracks on the CD that provide examples of a conversation about a working man/woman.
  • Types of connected and disconnected pronouns

Lesson Eighteen: Arab Union Council

  • Learn the vocabulary that goes along with the Arab Union Council
  • Listen to the different tracks on the CD that provide examples of a conversation taking place in the Arab Union Council.
  • Pattern recognition and identification

Lesson Nineteen: The City of غزة

  • Learn the vocabulary that goes along with the history and culture of the city of Gaza.
  • Listen to the different tracks on the CD that provide examples of a conversation taking place about the history and culture of the city of Gaza.
  • Review of المصد

Lesson Twenty: Bedouins

  • Learn the vocabulary that goes along with describing the life of a Bedouin.
  • Listen to the different tracks on the CD that provide examples of a conversation describing the life of a Bedouin.
  • Identifying synonyms
  •  ما، مِنْ، متى، لا

Lesson Twenty-One: Arabs and the Ocean

  • Learn the vocabulary that goes along with how Arabs utilize the ocean in their daily living.
  • Listen to the different tracks on the CD that provide examples of a conversation taking place about the way Arabs use the ocean for their daily living.
  • الفعل المبني للمعلوم
  • الفعل المبني للمجهول

Lesson Twenty-Two: جنت على نفسها براقش: An Arab Proverb

  • Learn the vocabulary that goes along with an Arab proverb.
  • Listen to the different tracks on the CD that provide examples of a conversation discussing an Arab proverb.
  • Learn other arab proverbs
  • Masculine and Feminine form of ordinal numbers

Lesson Twenty-Three: The Penalty of Sinimmar (An Arab Proverb)

  • Learn the vocabulary that goes along with an Arab proverb.
  • Listen to the different tracks on the CD that provide examples of a conversation discussing an Arab proverb.
  • Common spelling mistakes in Arabic writing

 

Technical Requirements

This course requires a properly maintained computer with high-speed internet access and an up-to-date web browser (such as Chrome or Firefox). The student must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.

This course uses an online virtual classroom for discussions with the instructor. The classroom works on standard computers with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin, and also tablets or handhelds that support the Adobe Connect Mobile appStudents who are unable to attend live sessions will need a computer with the Adobe Connect Add-in or Adobe Flash plugin installed to watch recorded meetings. The Adobe Connect Add-in, Adobe Flash plugin, and Adobe Connect Mobile app are available for free download. Students who do not have the Flash plug-in installed or enabled on their browsers will be prompted to download and install the Adobe Connect add-in when accessing the virtual classroom.

Most course lectures may be viewed on mobile devices, but in some cases assignments and quizzes must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer.

 

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I am now talking with my daughter about helping her start an Arabic Club that would meet once month at this restaurant. She is also starting to tutor her 20 year old "cool" cousin on Arabic who has been teaching herself Arabic from a book, but did not know proper pronunciation of the alphabet or words. This too has been very motivational.
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