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					              Curriculum Proposal Signature Sheet
 New MINOR: Minor in Arabic_with New courses_ARAB 311 and 312
                   Advanced Arabic I and II
                                                    TITLE OF PROPOSAL



                                            Type of Proposal
                       Program                                                            Course
    X New                                                                    X New
    □ Changes within Major                                                   □ Changes in Course taken only by Majors
    □ Changes within Cognate *                                               □ Changes in Course required of Non-Majors*
    □ Changes in Minor or Track                                              □ Changes in Course open to Non-Majors
    □ Changes in Concentration*                                              □ Deletion of Course taken only by Majors
    □ Program Deletion                                                       □ Deletion of Course required of Non-Majors*
                                                                             □ Deletion of Course open to Non-Majors

____Foreign Langs & Lits___ Review and Approval ___6 Feb 2007________
                SPONSORING DEPARTMENT (S)                                                           DATE(S)




Signature of Sponsoring Chair(s)/Date           _                                     _____ __12 Feb 2007___
* For starred items Chairs of affected Departments/Programs must sign below before Dean’s review

Dean’s Preliminary Review Proposal: x Complete
                                        x Satisfies U of S Curricular Requirements
□ Additional preliminary comments below x Consistent with College Goals/Mission

Dean’s Signature/Date Original signed by D. Germeroth                                          20 Feb, 2007
X CAS          □ CPS          □ SOM           □ GRAD                                                 □ DHC

Preliminary FSCC Disposition:
□ Committee recommends approval (new program proposals require a Recommendation from the full Senate)
□ Proposal will require minimal review: Anticipated FS Meeting Date:__________________
□ Proposal will require significant review: Anticipated FS Meeting Date: __________________

FSCC Chair Signature/Date __________________________ __________


        Issues: ______________________________________________

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   Additional Signatures

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                Department                                              Signature                    Date



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                Department                                              Signature                    Date



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                Department                                              Signature                    Date
                              New Academic Program
                  (Degree Program, Major, Minor or Concentration)

Title of New Program ____Minor in Arabic_______________XUndergraduate  Graduate
Required Credits:___18__ Major X Minor Concentration First Offering:_Spring 2007
                                                                             Semester   Year
Department(s) Foreign Languages and Literatures_Contact Person: _Linda Ledford-Miller 6160
                                                                     Name                   extension
List all required (including cognate and prerequisite) courses pertaining to the new program (in
chronological order)
                                                             Will the sponsoring dept(s).
                                                             deliver the course?
Course Prefix/
Number           Course Title                   Year     Yes      No (specify dept.)
ARAB 101         ELEMENTARY ARABIC I            2004     X

ARAB 102         ELEMENTARY ARABIC II           2005     X

ARAB 211         INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I          2005     X

ARAB 212         INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II         2006     X

ARAB 311         ADVANCED ARABIC I              2006     X
                                                                  Potential for study abroad
ARAB 312         ADVANCED ARABIC II             2007     X        also




List New courses and date New Course Proposals were/will be submitted:
Course Prefix and Number   Course Title                                     Date Submitted
ARAB 311-312               ADVANCED ARABIC I AND II                         12 FEB 2007




Oversight:
       Managing Department or Program Manager:___Foreign Languages________
       Home Dean: X CAS        □ CPS □ SOM □ GRAD □ DHC
 List and Analysis of Needed Resources:
        Faculty(Faculty involved in the program both in teaching and other ways, their qualifications, the impact
         their involvement will have on other programs and how that will be addressed. Indicate any new faculty (if
         needed) and estimate wages, benefits and start up costs):
 We are funded by a Fulbright program in Strategic languages to have a Strategic
 language teaching assistant here each year. Qualifications vary, but there is a lengthy
 and competitive selection process, we always request folks in the 24-27 year age range,
 and prefer those with teaching experience. We also have Dr. Habib Zanzana, a native
 speaker of Arabic originally from Algeria and a skilled language teacher. No costs
 other than the cost of a course or courses for an adjunct. Last year we had regular
 courses in both elementary and intermediate Arabic. This year we have elementary, and
 a reader in advanced.



 Library (Are Library holdings adequate for the proposed program? What new library resources might be needed?
 The Director of the Library should assist in answering these questions):



   The Dept. has purchased dictionaries, grammars, DVDs, videos and CDs for Arabic
   language learning. Perhaps eventually the library would need to acquire some basic
   reference items and bilingual dictionaries, but certainly not in the near future.

         Laboratories, Equipment, Space (What new and continuing resources are needed?):


 none

         Other (Are any other resources needed to mount and continue operation of the program? ):

   No.


Will the new program have an impact on the core curriculum? □No X Yes (indicate impact)
   Only in that students may elect to take Arabic for their humanities CF area.



 Will the program have any impact on another department?            X No                         Yes
 If yes, indicate the impact on and the response of the affected department.
  Though ROTC and Political Science majors may elect to take Arabic, or anyone
  interested in law enforcement, homeland security, or government employment.



 Will the program have any impact on the University Community? X No                              Yes
 If yes, indicate the impact and responses.
                                            New Courses

Course Title: ___________ ADVANCED ARABIC I AND II

Course Numbers: ARAB 311-312 Date Of Initial Offering:                 Fall          2008
                                                                         Semester     year
Rationale for
Course level      Advanced level courses to parallel the minors offered in FREN, SPAN, ITAL, etc.


Credit Hours: _3-3___ Format: X lecture  lab  other:__________________________________ Frequency:
X annual  each semester alternate years
Prerequisites: Prerequisites ARAB 211-212 or equivalent, as determined by instructor.

Rationale for     Proof of language ability needed to succeed in advanced courses.
pre-requisites
(if pre-
requisites
are listed)



Catalog           (Prerequisites ARAB 211-212 or equivalent, as determined by instructor.)
Description       Advanced grammar, reading, conversation, and composition in standard Arabic.
(50 word          This third-year Arabic course emphasizes developing listening, speaking, reading,
maximum)          and writing skills in interactive settings.




Similar           none
Courses being
offered at the
University



Discuss           none
Extent of
overlap with
existing
courses



Special
Resources
Required
(e.g. library, The Dept. has purchased dictionaries, grammars, DVDs, videos and CDs for Arabic
                 language learning. Perhaps eventually the library would need to acquire some basic
                 reference items and bilingual dictionaries, but certainly not in the near future.
equipment,
materials/
facilities)

Characteristics (check any/all that apply):
    Major:      Required               Elective
    GE :        submitted to CCC      x will be submitted to CCC ____________         Area Free only
                                                                        date

                         Humanities (CA)         S/B Sciences (S)          Cultural Diversity (D)
                         Humanities (CH)         Natural Science (E)       Writing Intensive(W)
                         Humanities (CL)         Theology/Phil (P)
                         Humanities (CF)         Quantitative Reasoning (Q)

Interdisciplinary:  YES X NO           Team Teaching:  YES           X NO
Exclusively For Special Programs/Concentrations: X NO YES (Name)____________________
Home College: X CAS          PCPS      KSOM         GRAD


Required Attachments:
       Syllabus with student learning objectives, assessment/evaluation mechanisms, and outline of topics
       Description of, or example of, readings/papers/projects/examinations
       Assessment/evaluation based course improvement mechanisms
1.       Executive Summary: ARABIC MINOR

     We propose to offer a minor in Arabic beginning with the Spring 2007 semester, in which two seniors are currently enrolled
     in Advanced Arabic and have petitioned the Department and the Registrar‟s office for a minor that can be transcripted.
     Students might also complete the minor through a combination of courses here and study abroad.


2.       Description of the Program:

     The program includes three years of Arabic language courses, from Elementary to Intermediate to Advanced, following the
     Georgetown Al-kitaab program used at most universities in the U.S. and even in Universities in Egypt for example.


3.     An Analysis of the Need/Market:
The federal government has identified a serious lack of Arabic speakers and has thus funded the program we are using, which
supplies us with a Strategic Language Teaching Assistant to teach Arabic. We are in our third year of this program, and are to
graduate our first minors with three years of Arabic. A recent NPR report on the Defense Language Institute also noted the
profound need for linguists in Arabic, among other languages. I suspect enrollments will remain small, as Arabic is a difficult
language. At the DLI, for example, which offers intensive immersion training, learners are scheduled for six months if French
or Spanish, but eighteen months for Arabic.

Thanks to this federally funded Fulbright program, the University is in a unique position in the region, offering a direly needed
language


     4. Cost/Revenue Considerations:

     Costs: $1500 per course; occasional reader fees.

     Revenue: 6-10 students per semester; lab fees of $50 per student.

5. Student Learning Outcomes and Assessment Plan for the Program:

We use the national standards of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, which assess proficiency levels
     from novice to superior in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Assessment is embedded within all courses, though
     oral participation, exams and quizzes, projects and presentations. Students also learn to do research in English and
     Arabic.

6. Accreditation (if applicable): Not applicable.

7. Curriculum Guide: Provide the curriculum guide as it would appear in the University catalog.

To the catalog will be added the course descriptions for ARAB 311-312, and in the section “Minors in Language” we
      will add to the current language on Japanese and Russian:

“Minors in Arabic, Japanese and Russian are sometimes possible, depending on the availability of courses in these
     languages or through studies abroad. Arabic: 18 credits.
Course title: Elementary Arabic 101
Instructor:
Class hours: M W F, 9:00-9:50 in 305 HYL Hall

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address:
Campus phone: (570) 941- 4396
Office: 324 O‟Hara (Part Time Faculty Office)
Office hours: XXX at the Language Learning Center, O‟Hara Hall Third Floor or by appointment

TEXT BOOK
1. Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds. Kristen Brustad, Mahmud Al-Batal, Abbas
Al-Tonsi. + a set of audio tapes for listening drills are available at the University Bookstore.

2. Al-Kitaab fi Ta’allum al’Arabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One
Kristen Brustad, Mahmud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi.
+ Audio cassettes available at the University Bookstore.

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES
Welcome to Arabic!

Arabic 101 is divided in two parts. The first focuses on learning the script, sound and writing
systems in Arabic. Beginning with the first day and continuing until September 27, class time will
be devoted to the acquisition of basic skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing in Arabic.
Many classroom activities will help you obtain the right pronunciation of the letters. You are
strongly encouraged to read the description of the sounds that appear in your Manual. Your teacher
will assist you in the process. The Manual we are using includes listening, writing and reading
exercises and drills. Some of them will be done in class and the rest assigned as homework. The
objectives of this part of the course are threefold: to help students learn to recognize the letters of
the Arabic alphabet, to acquire a good pronunciation of basic sounds, and to develop adequate
orthographic skills. For this purpose, a set of dictations will be performed on a regular basis and
corrected promptly. Oral activities and drills will also help you learn new vocabulary and build
speaking and writing skills. You are encouraged to participate actively in class to develop your
listening, speaking and writing abilities.

The second part of the course begins Friday October 1. We will be using Al-Kitaab fi Ta’allum
al’Arabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One. Very valuable recommendations on
how to make the best use of your textbook are available in the “Preface to the Student.” Please DO
READ IT and make use of its contents. You will notice that the book contains twenty chapters.
Arabic 101 covers seven chapters of this book (from chapter 1 to chapter 7) in one semester. Each
chapter offers new vocabulary terms, grammatical structures and insights into culture and
civilization in the Arab world. You must listen to and read the new vocabulary and grammar
explanations BEFORE studying every chapter. You are also required to do the exercises associated
with the chapter since they will help you learn and retain the material. The instructions in the book
are either translated or simply stated in English. Your instructor will not spend time explaining the
grammar points in class. Class time is for the practice of vocabulary, communicative activities and
grammar drills. Al-Kitaab offers simple writing assignments to help you reach a good level of
composition. All the writing activities will be assigned as homework and handed in. The
objectives of this second part of the course are for students to develop the ability to use the
language both orally and in written form; to acquire new vocabulary by listening to authentic
materials; and to be acquainted with the Arabic grammatical structures. By the end of this course,
students will be able to read short texts and express themselves orally and in writing. Students
should reach a novice low level of proficiency in Arabic according to ACTFL guidelines.

GRADING POLICY

There is a quiz every week on Friday. Each quiz covers the material studied during the week. The
quiz will last ten to fifteen minutes. The quizzes will be alternately oral or written. You will have
an hour and a half to two hours assignment on a daily basis. There are two exams: a mid-term and
a final.

        Quizzes (oral/ written; 10 to 15 minutes, every Friday)               15 %
        Midterm Exam                                                          15 %
        Final exam                                                            20 %
        Homework ( on a daily basis)                                          25 %
        Attendance and participation (on a daily basis)                       25 %

Attendance

Obviously one must be present in order to participate. Absence is strongly discouraged. Beginning
with the third absence your final grade will be reduced by 2% for each absence. More than three
undocumented absences may result in a failing grade.


Participation

Participation means coming to class on time, preparing the readings assigned for the day, and
completing all work. It also means coming ready to join the discussion, taking the initiative to ask
questions and making comments. In the event of inclement weather of other class cancellation,
follow the schedule of assignments as listed in the syllabus.

Grading
A 95-100                              C+77-79                                F- 0-59
A- 90-94                              C 73-76
B+ 87-89                              C- 70-72
B 82-86                               D+ 66-69
B- 80-82                              D 60-65


CLASS SCHEDULE

Week 1
M, August 28. Introduction to the syllabus and grading system. Introduction to the letters and
writing system
W, August 30. Unit I. Letters: ‫ . --- -- -- ا-ب ث ث و ي‬pronunciation and writing. Dictations.
Oral conversation
F, September 1
Unit II. Letters: ‫ ي و خ ح ج‬and „sukun‟. pronunciation and writing. Dictations. Oral
conversation

Week 2
M,September 4,No classes
W, September 6
Unit III. Letters: ‫ د ذ ز ر أ‬pronunciation and writing. Dictations. Oral conversation
F, September 8
Unit IV. Letters: ‫ س ش ص ض‬and „shadda‟. pronunciation and writing. Dictations. Oral
conversation

Week 3
M, September 11
Unit V. Letters: ‫ غ ع ظ ط ة‬pronunciation and writing. Dictations. Oral conversation
W, September 13
Unit VI. Letters: ‫ ئ ؤ ل ك ق ف‬pronunciation and writing. Dictations. Oral conversation
F, September 15
Unit VII. Letters: ‫ ا ه ن م‬pronunciation and writing. Dictations. Oral conversation

Week 4
M, September 18
Unit VIII. Letters: ‫ ا ــــــ ال‬pronunciation and writing. Dictations. Oral conversation
W, September 20
Unit IX. Letters and short vowels: ‫ ــا ى‬pronunciation and writing. Dictations. Oral
conversation
F, September 22
Unit X. Letters and sounds review. Wrap up! Oral conversations review.

Week 5
M,September,25
Chapter (1)Watch the DVD.Oral conversation.Exc.2.
W,September,27.
Exc.7(reading) and 10.
F,September,29.
Exc.13, 14(reading) and 15 ( oral conversation)

Week 6
M,October 2
Chapter (2) Watch DVD.Oral conversation.Exc.3.
W,October,4.
Exc.8,11 and 12 ( reading comprehension)
F,October 6.
Oral conversation.Exc.15.

Week 7
M,October,9.
Chapter 3.Watch the DVD . Oral conversation.Exc.1, 2 and 3.
W,October,11.
Exc.10, 11 and 12.
F,October,13.

Midterm exam.

Week 8
M,October,16.
No classes,fall break.
W,October,18.
Chapter4.Watch the DVD, learn the new vocabulary and do exc. 1, 2 and 3.
F,October 20.
Exc.6 and vocabulary review.

Week 9
M,October 23
Exercises correction and grammar review.
W,October 25.
Exc.14 and 15.
F,October 27
Exc.17,18 and 19.

Week 10
M,October,30.
Chapter (5) Exc.2 and 3.
W,November 1.
Exc.8,9 and 10.
F,November 3.
Exc.14 and reading p#81.

Week 11
M,November,6.
Chapter 6.Exc.2, 3,4 and 5.
W,November,8.
Excercises corrections.
F,November 10.
Exc.10 and 12.

Week 12
M,November,13.
Exercises corrections
W,November,15.
Vocabulary review and writing exercise.
F,November,17.
Chapter (7) Exc. 1 and 3.Read p# 105

Week 13
M,November,20.
Exc.6 and 7.
W,November,22.
No classes.
F,November,24.
No classes.

Week 14
M,November,27
Exc.9.
W,November,29.
Exc.10,12 and 13.
F,December,1.
Exc.3, 4 and 5.

Week 15
M,December,4
Exc.7 and 8.
W,December,6.
Exc.11.
F,December,8.
General review.

 THE SCHEDULE OF ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE COURSE
The assignments should be submitted at the beginning of each class and done neatly on a
separate sheet of paper.
NOTA BENE: late work will be accepted no later than the following class period only, and
will be penalized 10%. Work turned in on the same class day as the assignment will be
penalized 2%.

Week 1

M, Aug 28. Prepare yourself for Unit I: Copy the letters and the short vowels on page 8 five
times each. Read the description of each letter/ sound.
Homework for Sept. 1: Rewrite the letters you have learned in the previous lesson five times each.

W, Aug 30.
Prepare yourself for Unit II: Copy the letters and the short vowels on page 27 five times each.
Read the description of each letter/ sound. You have a 10 minutes quiz tomorrow on the letters
that you have already learned.
Homework: Rewrite the letters you have learned in the previous lesson five times each.

         F, Sept 1.
         Rewrite the letters you have learned in the previous lesson five times each.
         Prepare yourself for Unit III: Copy the letters on page 41 five times each. Read the
         description of each on of the letters/ sounds.



Week 2
W, September 6.
Rewrite the letters you have learned in the previous lesson five times each.
Prepare yourself for Unit IV: Copy the letters and the „Shadda” on page 52 five times each. Read
the description of each letter/ sound. There is no quiz on Friday!.

F, September 8.
Rewrite the letters you have learned in the previous lesson six times each.
Prepare yourself for Unit V: Copy the letters on page 67 six times each. Read the description of
each letter/ sound.


Week 3
M, September 11.
Rewrite the letters you have learned in the previous lesson six times each.
Prepare yourself for Unit VI: Copy the letters on page 86 six times each. Read the description of
each letter/ sound.

W, September 13.
Rewrite the letters you have learned in the previous lesson seven times each.
Prepare yourself for Unit VII: Copy the letters on page 103 eight times each. Read the
description of each letter/ sound. You have an oral quiz on Friday! (Please, seek further details
from your instructor)


F, September 15.
Rewrite the letters you have learned in the previous lesson ten times each.
Prepare yourself for Unit VIII: Copy the letters on page 121 ten times each. Read the description
of each letter/ sound.

Week 4
M, September 18.
Rewrite the letters you have learned in the previous lesson ten times each.
Prepare yourself for Unit IX: Copy the letters and short vowels on page 156 ten times each. Read
the description of each letter/ sound.

W, September 20.
Rewrite the letters you have learned in the previous lesson ten times each.
Prepare yourself for Unit X: Copy the letters and short vowels on page 156 ten times each. Read
the description of each letter/ sound. You have a written quiz on Friday! (please, seek more
details from your instructor)

F, September 22.
Now you know all the letters, congratulations1 Now, learn the names of the Arabic alphabet. Make
two separate sheets: one for the connectors and the other for non-connectors. Learn the vocabulary
on page 176 (these are useful words for you).


Week 5
M, September 25
Read # 7-8, # 10-11 and do exc.4,54,8 and 10
W, September 27
Exc.13, 14 and 15
F, September 29.
Chapter 2.Watch the DVD, learn the new vocabulary and do exc.1.

Week 6
M, October 2
Read p # 22, 23 and 25. Do exc.5 and 7.
W, October 4
Do exc. 10, 14 and 15.
F, October 6
Chapter 3. Watch the DVD, learn the new vocabulary and do exc.1.

Week 7
M, October 9.
Read p# 41, 42 and 43 and do exc.6, 7 and 8.
W, October 11.
Read p#48 and do exc.13.
F, October 13.

Midterm exam.

Week 8
M, October 16.
No classes, fall break.
W, October 18.
Do exc.5 and 6.
Read p#56, 56 and 58.Do exc.8 and 10.
F, October, 20.
Read p#61, 62.Do exc.13.

Week 9
M, October 23
Read p # 66 and do exc.16
W, October 25
Chapter 5. Watch DVD, learn the new vocabulary and do exc.1.
F, October, 27
Read p # 79 and do exc.4 and 5.

Week 10
M, October, 30.
Read p # 79 and do exc.13.
W, November, 1.
Chapter 6. Watch the DVD, learn the new vocabulary and do exc.1.
F, November, 3.
Read p# 89 and 90.Do exc.7 and 8.

Week 11
M, November, 6.
Read p# 91 and 92 and exc.9 and 10.
W, November, 8.
Do exc.13 and 14.
F, November, 10.
Read p#97 and do exc.16, 17 and

Week 12
M, November, 13.
Chapter 7. Watch the DVD, learn the new vocabulary and do exc.2.
W, November, 15.
Do exc.4, 5 and read p# 106,108.
F, November, 17.
Read p # 110 and do exc.8.

Week 13
M, November, 20
Read p# 113 and do exc.11.
W, November, 22. No classes.
F, November, 24. No classes.

Week 14
M, November, 27
Chapter 8. Watch the DVD; learn the new vocabulary do exc.1 and 2.
W, November, 29
Read p #133,134,135 and do exc.9 and 10
F, December1
Do all review exercises

Final Exam
Course title: Elementary Arabic 102
Instructor:
 Email address:
Campus phone: (570)-941- 4396
Office: 324 O‟Hara (Part time faculty office).
Office hours: XXX at the Language Learning Center, O‟Hara Hall Third Floor or by appointment

TEXTBOOK
Al Kitaab fi Ta’allum Al ’Arabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One
Kristen Brustad, Mahmud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi.
+ Audio cassettes available at the university bookstore.
+ DVDs including the monologues on Al-Kitaab and various language activities
+ Other material suggested by the instructor

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

Elementary Arabic 102 is a continuing course that builds on and expands knowledge and skills
acquired in speaking, listening and writing. We will use Al-Kitaab fi Ta’allum al ’Arabiyya: A
Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One, Second Edition, and cover seven new chapters (8
through 14). Important guidelines on how to use the textbook and develop successful learning
strategies appear in the “Preface to the Student.” Please DO READ IT and use that information
consistently. The first page of each chapter introduces new vocabulary and grammatical structures.
You must listen to and read the new vocabulary and grammar points BEFORE studying the
chapter. You are also required to do the exercises contained in each chapter. The instructions in the
book are either translated or written in English. We will not devote class time to lengthy
grammatical explanations. Class time will focus on the active use of the Arabic language through
vocabulary exercises, grammar drills and oral practice. Al-Kitaab also contains a series of writing
assignments to help you reach a good level of composition. All the writing activities will be
assigned as homework and handed in on the day indicated in the syllabus. The objectives of
Elementary Arabic102 are for the students to expand their knowledge and use of vocabulary, to
improve their comprehension of spoken Arabic, to acquire grammatical structures and learn about
daily life in Arab countries. By the end of the semester students will be able to read longer texts
and understand them, discuss simple topics, and write short compositions. Students will also be
asked to do research on an Arabic country of their choice and present their findings to the class.
Students should reach a novice mid to high level of proficiency in Arabic according to ACTFL
guidelines.

GRADING POLICY

There is a quiz every Friday on the material covered that week. Each quiz lasts ten to fifteen
minutes. The quizzes will be alternately oral or written. You will have an hour and a half to two
hours assignments on a daily basis. There are two exams: a mid-term and a final.

 Quizzes (oral/ written; 10 to 15 minutes, every Friday)        15 %
 Midterm exam                                                   15 %
 Final exam                                                     15 %
 Homework ( on a daily basis)                                   25 %
 Attendance and participation                                   30 %
ASSIGNMENTS, ATTENDENCE AND PARTICIPATION

You are encouraged to use Arabic and be involved in all classroom activities. Attendance and participation
constitute 30 per cent of your grade. As you know, language classes require not only regular attendance but also
much more attention in the classroom. It is essential that you attend every class. Every session builds up to the
next and losing one class affects your participation and homework for the next class. Absence or late homework
seriously damages your language learning process and will affect your grade. Beginning with the fourth
undocumented absence your grade will be lowered 2% for each class missed. More than six (6) absences may
result in a failing grade. Indeed, you must make the best use of this term course by attending all the sessions,
handing in neat and well-reflected assignments on time and participating in the class activities. Please note: No
late assignment will be accepted.

Grading
A 95-100                          C+77-79                           F- 0-59
A- 90-94                          C 73-76
B+ 87-89                          C- 70-72
B 82-86                           D+ 66-69
B- 80-82                          D 60-65


                                               Calendar
WEEK I
W, January 24: General review, Chapter 7. Watch the video and Oral Activity.
Assignment: Do exc. 5
F, January 26: Translation: Exc. 7. Assignment: Exc. 1, page 126.

WEEK II
M, January 29: Chapter 8. Watch video and Oral Activity. Reading: exc. 4 and 5 page 127.
Assignment: exc.2; read Grammar pages 128-129.
W, January 31: exc.7 ; assign: exc.6
F, February 2: correction exc.6; exc. 8. Assign: read Grammar pages 133-135.

WEEK III
M, February 5: Exc. 9 and 11. Assign: Exc. 11 and 13 on pages 137 and 139.
W, February 7: reading activity. (Page 140). Assignment: Exc.15 page 140.
F, February 9: listening activity. Page 141. Assign: 18.page 142.

WEEK IV
M, February 12: conversation.ex.19 and 20. Assign: exc.21 on page 146, read vocabulary of
chapter 9.
W, February 14: Oral Activity: My family (expressing possession with pronouns).Assign:exc.1
and 2.
F, February 16: listening activity.exc.3.Assign:exc.4 and 5. read grammar on page 153.

WEEK V
M, February 19: Grammar in Context: Exc.6. Assign: do exc. 7
W, February 21: Review exc.7 reading activity: schools in Arab world. Assign: exc.9 page 157.
F, February 23: listening (Arab schools) page 158 (be ready to discuss Arab educational system
and compare it with the American one, in Arabic of course) Assignment: exc.11 on page 159.
WEEK VI
M, February 26: Reading Activity: exc.12 page 159. Assign: try to listen to an Arabic program or a
program about the Arab and be ready to discuss it with the class.
W, February 28: Conversational Activity: “discuss the program you have listened to”. Assign:
Exc.14 page 161.
F, March 2: Review chapter 9. Assign: listen to the DVD of chapter 10 and learn the new
vocabulary. do exc.1.

WEEK VII
M, March 5: Oral Activity: exc.2 and 3. Pages 169- 170. Assign: review grammar of ‫ ,4 الوزن‬do
exc.4
W, March 7: Grammar in Context: exc. 5. Assign: read grammar on page 173 and 174. Do exc.9.
F, March 9: Grammar in Context: exc.11 and 12 on page 178. Assign: exc.15 on page 179, and
listen to the DVD of chapter 11 and learn the new vocabulary.

SPRING BREAK (from Sat, March 10th to sun, March 18)

WEEK VIII
M, March 19: listening Activity: exc. 5. Page 189. Assign: Writing Activity listen to the DVD
page 189 and answer the question.
W, March 21: Grammar in context:: exc.11 and 12 page 194.Assign: exc.13 page 196.
F, March 23: Reading activity: exc.14 .page 196. Assign: listen to the DVD and do exc.18 on page
200.

WEEK IX
M, March 26: reading Activity: do exc.20 page 201. Assign: listen to the DVD of chapter 12 and
learn the new vocabulary. Do exc.2.page 206.
W, March 28 oral activity.exc.7 page 208. Assign: read the grammar on page 209-211. do exc.8.
page 210.
F, March 30: conversation activity. Exc.10 page 212. Assign. Read the grammar on page 212.
do exc.11.page 213.

WEEK X
M, April 2: Grammar in Context: presenting the favorite vacation“. Assign: exc.12 page 215.
W, April 4: Oral Activity: “presenting your own favorite vacation. Writing activity.exc.14 page
164. Assign: exc.15.page 217.

WEEK XI
 W, April 11: Review exc.18 and 20. Assign: listen to the DVD of chapter 13 and learn the new
vocabulary. Do exc.1 page 225.
F, April 13: Grammar: exc.7. Assign: exc.8 page 230.read grammar page 231.

WEEK XII
M, April 16: grammar in contexy.exc.11 page 235.Assign:exc.writing activity” to be designed by
the instructor”
W, April 18: reading Activity. Exc.12 page 236.Assign: exc.13 page 237.
F, April 20: listening Activity: exc.14. Assign: exc.16 page 238. Listen to the DVD of chapter 14
and learn the new vocabulary. Do exc.2. Page 244.
WEEK XIII
M, April 23: oral activity: exc.4 page 245. Assign: read Grammar pages 247-250 and do exc.7
W, April 25: Grammar. Exc.12 page 256. Assign: exc.13 page 256.
F, April 27: reading activity. exc. 14. Assign: read page 259 and prepare to discuss it in class.

WEEK XIV
M, April 30: reading activity.exc.15.Assign: listen to the DVD and do exc.16 page 260 exc.11
page 186. W, May 2: review exc.17.Assign: listen to the DVD and do exc.18 and 19 page 262.
And be prepared to discuss the Egyptian dialect.
F, May 4: Listening Activity: exc.19 page 292. Assign: Writing (to be designed by instructor)


WEEK XV
M, May 7 exam review
W, May 9: exam review.
F, May 11: present your PowerPoint presentation about any of the Arab countries.

M, May 14: the final exam.

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Course title: Intermediate Arabic 211
Instructor:
 Email address:
Campus phone: (570)-941- 4396
Office: 324 O‟Hara (Part time faculty office).
Office hours: XXX at the Language Learning Center, O‟Hara Hall Third Floor or by appointment


TEXT BOOK
Al Kitab fi Ta’allum Al’Arabiyya: A textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One Kristen Brustad,
Mahmud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi. Second Edition.

+Arabic-English dictionary available at the bookstore.
+ Other materials suggested by the instructor

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

        Arabic 211 is an intermediate language and composition course that focuses on the
acquisition of vocabulary, grammatical structures and cultural phenomena. The textbook is Al-
Kitaab (Part One, second edition), which comes with DVDs containing all of the audio, video and
cultural materials to accompany the course. Each chapter focuses on listening, reading, and writing
skills and provides ample information on Arabic culture and civilization to allow for cross cultural
comparisons and learning. Valuable information on how to study and succeed in your study of
Arabic is provided in the preface of your textbook and I urge you to read it carefully and review it
often during the semester.

       Arabic 211 covers five chapters at the intermediate level (14 to 20 in Al-Kitaab part one)
beginning with a brief review unit and continuing into the basic building blocks of vocabulary and
grammar in the format of drills and activities. The first page of every chapter offers a set of new
vocabulary terms and a series of grammatical structures. You must listen to and read the new
vocabulary and the grammar explanations BEFORE studying each chapter. You are also required
to do the exercises that relate to each grammatical point discussed in the chapter as instructed by
your professor. We will not spend time explaining the grammar points in class. Class time will be
devoted to the active use of vocabulary, oral communication and the practice of grammatical
structures.

       Al-Kitaab contains a set of writing assignments to help you reach a good level of
composition. Most of the writing activities will be assigned as homework and must be handed in to
your instructor for feedback.

        Note that the DVDs that accompany your textbook provide additional practice of
vocabulary and grammar structures, information on Arabic cultures and dialects and authentic
listening activities. Please explore these features of the course and make use what you have learned
when you speak and write in Arabic.

Objectives: Arabic 211 aims to help students learn vocabulary in context; to develop
communicative skills in the target language and to acquire grammatical structures. Short guided
compositions constitute another important component of the course. Written expression in Arabic
enables the students to develop simple but fundamental language and critical skills and thus
enhances competence in the target language. By the end of the semester, students will also be able
to read longer texts and discuss simple topics related to daily life in the U.S and the Arab world.
Students should reach a novice high to intermediate low level of proficiency in Arabic
according to ACTFL guidelines.


GRADING POLICY
There is a quiz every week on Friday which covers all the material studied during the week. The
quiz duration is ten to fifteen minutes. The quizzes will be alternately oral or written. You will
have an hour and a half to two hours of homework on a daily basis. There are two exams: a mid-
term and a final.

        The quizzes (oral/ written; 10 to 15 minutes, every Friday)          15 %
        The midterm Exam                                                     15 %
        The final exam                                                       20 %
        Homework ( on a daily basis)                                         25 %
        Attendance and participation (on a daily basis)                      25 %

CLASS SCHEDULE
(subject to change)

Week 1
M, August 28. Review chapter 14.oral conversation. Exc. .1 and 4. Assign. Review the grammar
page (247-255).
W, August 30. Grammar in context. Exc. 13 page 256. Assign. Writing activity. Write about your
favorite historical figure.
F, September 1
Unit II. Letters: listening activity. Exc. 16 page 260.assign. Exc. 17. page 261.
Week 2
M, September 4,No classes
W, September 6
Chapter 15.listening activity. Watch the DVD and do exc. 1 page 265. Assign. Do exc. 2 and 3
page 266
F, September 8
Unit IV. Letters: oral conversation. Exc. 6 page 269. Assign. Read the grammar page ( 269-272)

Week 3
M, September 11
Grammar in context. EXC. 13 PAGE 275. Assign. Do exc. reading activity. Do exc. 14 page 276.
W, September 13
Reading activity. Exc. 16 page 281. Assign. Do exc. 17 page 282.
F, September 15
Unit VII. Letters: listening activity. Watch the DVD and do exc. 19 page 283. Assign. Watch the
DVD and learn the vocabulary of chapter 16.

Week 4
M, September 18
Chapter 16.listening activity. Watch the DVD. Exc. 1 page 288. Assign. Writing activity. Do exc.
3 page 289
W, September 20
Oral activity. Exc. 5 page 290. Assign read the grammar page (291- 296)
F, September 22
Grammar in context. Exc. 10 page 296. Assign. Read the grammar page (297- 299)

Week 5
M, September 25
Exc. 11 page 300. Assign. Exc. 12 page 301.
W, September 27.
Writing activity. Exc. 13 page 301. Assign. Listen to the DVD and do exc. 14 page 303.
F, September 29.
Oral conversation. Listen to the DVD and discuss the poem. Assign. Exc. 15 page 305.

Week 6
M, October 2
Listening activity. Exc.16 page 306. Assign. Listen to the DVD and learn the new vocabulary of
chapter 17.
W, October 4.
Listening activity. Exc. 4 page 312. Assign. Exc. 5 page 313 and read the grammar page (314-
315)
F, October 6.
Grammar in context. Exc. 6 page 315. Assign. Read the grammar page ( 316- 317)

Week 7
M, October 9.
Exc. 7 page 317. Assign. read the grammar page ( 318- 320). Assign. Exc. 11. Page 322.
W, October 11.
Reading activity. Exc. 12 and 14 page 325- 326. Assign. 17 page 329.
F, October 13.
Midterm exam.

Week 8
M, October 16.
No classes, fall break.
W, October 18.
Chapter 18. Watch the DVD exc. 4 and 5 page 336. Assign. Exc. 6 page 337.
F, October 20.
Oral conversation. Exc. 7 page 337. Assign. Read the grammar page (339- 341) and do exc. 8 page
341.

Week 9
M, October 23
Grammar in context. Exc. 9 page 342. Assign. Read the grammar page (343- 345)
W, October 25.
Exc. 10 page 345. Assign. Writing activity. Exc. 12 page 346.
F, October 27
Oral conversation. Exc. 14 page 348. Assign. Exc. 18 and 19 page (352- 353).

Week 10
M, October 30.
Chapter 19. Watch the DVD, exc. 4 page 360. Assign. Exc. 6 page 361.
W, November 1.
Grammar in context. Exc. 8 page 363. Assign. Read the grammar page (364- 365) and do exc. 10
page 3656
F, November 3.
Listening activity. Exc. 12 page 366. Assign. Exc. 13 page 367


Week 11
M, November 6.
Reading activity. Exc. 15 page 369. Assign. Writing activity. Exc. 16 page 371.
W, November 8.
Exc. 17 page 372. Assign. Exc. 18 page 373.
F, November 10.
Oral conversation. Talk about your favorite movie. Assign. Watch the DVD and learn the new
vocabulary of chapter 20.

Week 12
M, November 13.
Chapter 20.exc. 1 page 376. Assign. Exc. Page 377.
W, November 15.
Exc. 3 and 4 page 378. Assign. Exc. 5 page 379. Read the grammar page (380- 382)
F, November 17.
Grammar in context. Exc.7 page 382. Assign. Read the grammar page (383-384)

Week 13
Exc. 8 page 384. Assign. Exc. 9 page 385.

W, November 22.
No classes.
F, November 24.
No classes.

Week 14
M, November 27
Exc. 10 page 386. Assign. Exc. 11 page 387.
W, November 29.
Reading activity. Exc. 13 page 388. Assign. Exc. 13 page 391.
F, December 1.
Exc. 14. Page 392. Assign. Exc. 15 page 393.

Week 15
M, December 4
The PowerPoint presentation about your favorite movie. Review for the exam.
W, December 6.
General review
F, December 8.
General review.




Course title: Arabic 212
Instructor:
Class hours: M

                                 ‫مرحبا بكم في درس العربيت‬

Contact information

Email address:
Campus phone: (570)-941- 4396
Office: 324 O‟Hara (Part time faculty office).
Office hours: XXX at the Language Learning Center, O‟Hara Hall Third Floor or by appointment

TEXTBOOK

Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum al’Arabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part two, Second Edition,
by Kristen Brustad, Mahmud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi,.

+Arabic-English dictionary available at the bookstore.
+ Other materials suggested by the instructor.
COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

Arabic 212 offers instruction that enables students to achieve an intermediate-mid to
intermediate-high level of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking, according
to ACTFL guidelines. This course provides vocabulary activities using Al-Kitaab fii Ta’allum
al’Arabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part two, and introduces students to grammar
using spiraling and inference. This class also exposes students to Egyptian colloquial Arabic
through a number of short video clips. The 3 DVDs which accompany your textbook are an
integral component of the course and present dialogs, vocabulary and cultural situations that
promote the active use of the target language. Please read the Preface to Al Kitaab and review its
contents often. It contains useful guidelines on how to make the best use of your textbook and the
DVDs and on how to succeed in your study of Arabic. This semester covers three chapters of
Arabic at the intermediate high level (1 – 3). Note that the first page of every chapter offers a set of
new vocabulary terms and a series of grammatical structures. You must listen to and read the
vocabulary and the grammar explanations BEFORE studying the chapter. You are also required to
do the exercises contained in the chapter. We will not spend time explaining the grammar points in
class. Class time will be devoted to the active use of the language, the practice of vocabulary in
context and to the application of grammatical structures. Al-Kitaab also contains a set of writing
drills to help you reach a good level of composition. Most of the writing activities will be assigned
as homework and must be handed to your instructor for correction and feedback.

The objectives for this semester are for the students to expand their knowledge of Arabic
vocabulary by listening to authentic conversations and to actively interact with one another
through pair activities and role playing. Students will also develop the ability to use the language
in the written form; and to become acquainted with grammatical structures. By the end of the
course, students will be able to read longer texts and understand them, discuss simple topics in the
classroom, and write short guided compositions.

GRADING POLICY

For each chapter, there is a chapter exam that covers all the material studied in the chapter. The
exam is about 30 minutes. There is also a quiz in the mid of every chapter which will be about a
specific point studied in class. The quizzes are fifteen to twenty minutes long and alternately oral
and written. You will have an hour and a half to two-hour homework assignment on a regular
basis. There is also a final exam which includes an oral interview (40%) and a written part (60%).

Quizzes                                         10%
Chapter exams                                   20%
Final exam                                      20%
Participation and attendance (on a daily        30%
basis)
Homework Assignments                            20%

Attendance

Obviously one must be present in order to participate. Absence is strongly discouraged. Beginning
with the fourth undocumented absence your final grade will be reduced by 2% for each absence.
More than three undocumented absences may result in a failing grade.
Participation

Participation means coming to class on time, preparing the readings assigned for the day, and
completing all work. It also means coming ready to join the discussion, taking the initiative to ask
questions and making comments. In the event of inclement weather of other class cancellation,
follow the schedule of assignments as listed in the syllabus.

Grading
A 95-100                              C+77-79                               F- 0-59
A- 90-94                              C 73-76
B+ 87-89                              C- 70-72
B 82-86                               D+ 66-69
B- 80-82                              D 60-65


  Class Schedule                                    Assignments

  Week 1                                            Week 1
  M, August 28                                      M, August 28
  vocabulary review                                 Write a paragraph about your favorite figure
                                                    in history
  W, August 30                                      W, August 30
  vocabulary review                                 Write a paragraph about your favorite hobby
  F, September 1                                    F, September 1
  grammar review                                    Write a paragraph about your favorite novel.

  Week 2                                            Week 2
  M, September 4                                    M, September 4
  No classes                                        No classes
  W, September 6                                    W, September 6
  grammar review                                    Write a paragraph about your future plans.
  F, September 8                                    F, September 8
  writing                                           watch the DVD of chapter 1 page 1 , learn the
                                                    new vocabulary and do exc. 1 and 2 page 5.

  Week 3                                            Week 3
  M, September 11                                   M, September 11
  Listening comprehension                           Exc. 5 page 9
  Exc. 3 and 4 page 7
  W, September 13                                   W, September 13
  Exc. 9 page 13                                    Watch the DVD
  F, September 15                                   Exc.10 page 12
  Exc. 12 page 16                                   F, September 15
                                                    Watch the DVD of page 17 , learn the new
                                                    vocabulary and do exc. 13 page 17.

  Week 4                                            Week 4
  M, September 18                                   M, September 18
  Grammar in context                     Exc. 16 page 20
  Exc. 15 page 20
  W, September 20                        W, September 22
  Grammar in context                     Exc. 20 page 28
  Exc. 19 page 26                        F, September 22
  F, September 22                        Exc.23 page 31
  Reading comprehension
  Exc.22 page 29


 Week 5                                  Week 5
 M, September 25                         M, September 25
 Reading                                 Watch the DVD of page 34, learn the new
 Page 33                                 vocabulary
 W, September 27                         W, September 27
 Listening comprehension                 Write a paragraph about your favorite city.
 Activity D. page 35                     F, September 29
 F, September 29                         Prepare for the chapter exam
 Writing( prepared by the instructor)
 Week 6
 M, October 2                            Week 6
 Chapter exam                            M, October 2
 W, October 4                            Learn the new vocabulary of chapter 2 page
 Exc.3 and 4 page 44                     37
 F, October 6                            W, October 4
 Listening comprehension                 Exc. 7,page 45,
                                         F, October 6
                                         Write a paragraph about your favorite food

  Week 7                                 Week 7
  M, October 9                           M, October 9
  Reading comprehension page 49          Exc. 12 page 50
  W, October 11                          W, October 11
  Grammar                                Exc. 14 page 56
  Exc.13 page 52                         F, October 13
  F, October 13                          Exc. 16.page 59
  Grammar. Exc. 15 page 57
Week 8                                  Week 8
W, October 18                           W, October 18
Reading comprehension. exc. 18           Write a paragraph about your best holiday
Page 59                                 F, October 20
F, October 20                           Write a paragraph about your favorite English
Discuss your writing                    song.

Week 9                                  Week 9
M, October 23                           M, October 2
W, October 25                           Watch the DVD and do exc. 21 page 62
Listening comprehension.                W, October 25
F, October 27                           Write a paragraph about your favorite movie.
Review the chapter
                     F, October 27
                     Prepare for the exam of chapter 2.
Week 10                                        Week 10
M, October 30                                  M, October 30
Chapter exam                                   Learn the vocabulary of chapter 3 page 67
W, November 1                                  W, November 1
Listening comprehension                        Exc.5. page 72
Exc. 4 page 72                                 F, November 3
F, November 3                                  Exc. 7,page 73
Talk about your favorite class in elementary
school.

Week 11                                        Week 11
M, November 6                                  M, November 6
Reading exc. 9                                 Exc. 10,page 77
W, November 8                                  W, November 8
Grammar                                        Exc.11 page 77
F, November 10                                 F, November 10
Listening. Exc. 12 page 78                     Exc.13 page 79

Week 12                                        Week 12
M, November 13                                 M, November 13
Reading. Exc. 17 page 83                       Exc. 18 page 83
W, November 15                                 W, November 15
Oral conversation                              Write a paragraph about a novelist
Vocabulary review                              F, November
F, November 17                                 Prepare for the quiz
Grammar.
Week 13                                        Week 13
M, November 20                                 M, November 20
Quiz                                           Exc. 20 page 87
No class rest of week                          No class rest of week
Week 14                                        Week 14
M, November 27                                 M, November 27
Exc. 24 page 94                                Exc.25 page 95
W, November 29                                 W, November 29
Reading comprehension. Page 96                 Choose an Arabic country and present it next
F, December 1                                  time in class.
Grammar. And the presentation.                 F, December 1
                                               Exc.26,page 97.
Week 15                                              Week 15
M, December 4                                        M, December 4
listening comprehension.                             Write a paragraph about your favorite state.
Exc. 28 page 99                                      W, December 6
W, December 6                                        Prepare for the final
General review                                       F, December 8
F, December 8                                        Prepare for the final.
General review

.

    Final exam:




    ARAB 311



    Contact information

    Email address:
    Campus phone: (570)-941- 4396
    Office: 324 O‟Hara (Part time faculty office).
    Office hours



    Textbook

    Al-Kitaab fi Ta’allum al’Arabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part two, by Kristen
    Brustad, Mahmud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi, Second Edition.

    +Arabic-English dictionary available at the bookstore.
    + Other materials suggested by the instructor.


    Course description and objectives

    Arabic 311 brings students from the intermediate mid to intermediate high or advanced low of
    proficiency according to ACTFL guidelines. The course stresses communicative skills and
    introduces learners to rich facets of Arabic culture and Arab societies. The textbook has been
    restructured to reflect pedagogical developments in the study and teaching of Arabic at the college
    level. Al-Kitaab fi Ta’allum al’Arabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part two, includes
    three interactive DVDs that continue the story of Maha and Khalid. More time and emphasis are
placed on learning and activating new vocabulary and grammar structures. Advanced oral
communication and composition is facilitated by the authentic materials that have been added to
the DVDs that accompany your textbook. Listening to and understanding spoken Arabic is also
emphasized in each lesson. Students learn colloquial and regional expressions as illustrated when
Maha travels to Cairo. The class will also discuss aspects of Arab culture such as gender issues,
fasting in the Muslim and Christian traditions and contemporary life in Arab countries.
Students are expected to engage in all classroom activities, to ask questions and participate in
group work and role playing using Arabic.


Grading policy

There is a chapter exam on each chapter that covers the material studied in that chapter. The exam
is about 30 minutes. There is also a quiz in the mid of every chapter which will be about a specific
point discussed in class. The quizzes are fifteen to twenty minutes in duration and will be
alternately oral and written. You will have an hour and a half to two-hour assignment on a daily
basis. There is also a final exam which will include an oral interview (40%) and a written part
(60%).

Quizzes                                             15%
Chapter exams                                       30%
Final exam                                          20%
Participation and attendance (on a daily basis)     15%
Assignments                                         20%


Attendance

Obviously one must be present in order to participate. Absence is strongly discouraged. Beginning
with the third absence your final grade will be reduced by 2% for each absence. More than two
undocumented absences may result in a failing grade.


Participation

Participation means coming to class on time, prepared for the readings of the day, having done the
assignments on the calendar before coming to class. It also means coming prepared to join the
discussion, taking the initiative to make comments and share insights. In the event of inclement
weather or other class cancellations, follow the schedule of assignments as listed in the syllabus.

Grading
A 95-100                              C+77-79                               F0-59
A- 90-94                              C 73-76
B+ 87-89                              C- 70-72
B 82-86                               D+ 66-69
B- 80-82                              D 60-65
             Class Schedule                    Assignments
Week 1                        Week 1
M, August 28                  M, August 28
vocabulary review             Exc. 1 p. 5
                              Exc. 5 p. 9
W, August 30                  W, August 30
vocabulary review             Exc. 8 p. 11
F, September 1                F, September 1
grammar review                Exc. 14 p. 19
Week 2                        Week 2
M, September 4                M, September 4
No classes                    No classes
W, September 6                W, September 6
grammar review                Exc. 14 p. 56
F, September 8                F, September 8
writing                       watch the DVD of chapter 3 page 66, learn
                              the new vocabulary and do exc. 1 and 2.
Week 3                        Week 3
M, September 11               M, September 11
Listening comprehension       Exc. 7 and 8 page 73
Exc. 6 and 9 page 73
W, September 13               W, September 13
Exc. 11 page 77               Watch the DVD
F, September 15               Exc.12 page 78
Exc. 14 80                    F, September 15
                              Watch the DVD of page 81, learn the new
                              vocabulary and do exc. 15 and 16 page 81.
Week 4                        Week 4
M, September 18               M, September 18
Reading comprehension         Exc. 18 page 83
Exc. 17 and 19 page 83
W, September 20               W, September 22
Grammar in context            Exc. 20 87
Exc. 21 page 87               F, September 22
F, September 22               Exc.23 page 93
Exc.24 page 94


 Week 5                       Week 5
 M, September 25              M, September 25
 Reading                      Watch the DVD of page 97, learn the new
 Page 96                      vocabulary
 W, September 27              W, September 27
 Listening comprehension      Exc. 26 .B AND 28.A page 98
 Exc.26.A page 97             F, September 29
 F, September 29              Prepare for the chapter exam
     Writing( prepared by the instructor)
     Week 6                                      Week 6
     M, October 2                                M, October 2
     Chapter exam                                Learn the new vocabulary of chapter 4 page
     W, October 4                                104
     Exc.4 and 5 page 109                        W, October 4
     F, October 6                                Exc. 7,page 111,and exc.8 page 112
     Listening comprehension                     F, October 6
     Exc.12 page 115                             Exc. 13 page 116
     Week 7                                      Week 7
     M, October 9                                M, October 9
     Reading comprehension page 117              Exc. 15 page 118
     W, October 11                               W, October 11
     Grammar                                     Exc. 17 page 121
     Exc.18 page 122                             F, October 13
     F, October 13                               Exc. 21.page 126
     Grammar. Exc. 18 page 122

Week 8                                      Week 8
W, October 18                               W, October 18
                                             Watch the DVD, learn the new vocabulary
Reading comprehension. exc. 23              and do exc. 24 page 129.
Page 127                                    F, October 20
F, October 20                               Prepare for the chapter exam
Review of the chapter 4
Exc. 5


Week 9                                      Week 9
M, October 23                               M, October 2
Chapter exam.                               Learn the vocabulary of chapter 6 page 134
W, October 25                               W, October 25
Listening .
                                            Exc.2,page 139 and 140
F, October 27                               F, October 27
Exc.3 and 5,page 141 and 142                Prepare for the quiz on chap 5.


Week 10
M, October 30                               Week 10
Quiz                                        M, October 30
Grammar                                     Exc.7 page 144
W, November 1                               W, November 1
Listening comprehension                     Exc.9.B page 147
Exc. 9.A,page 146                           F, November 3
F, November 3         Exc. 12,page 148
Listening


Week 11               Week 11
M, November 6         M, November 6
Reading exc. 13       Exc. 14,page 150
W, November 8         W, November 8
Grammar               Exc.19 page 157,and exc.21 page 160
F, November 10        F, November 10
Reading.              Exc.25 page 164

Week 12
M, November 13        Week 12
Chapter 5 exam        M, November 13
W, November 15        Learn the vocabulary of chapter 6 page 168
Oral conversation
Vocabulary review     W, November 15
F, November 17
                      Exc.4 page 175 and 176
Grammar.
                      F, November
                      Exc.8 page 178,exc.10 page 179

Week 13
M, November 20        Week 13
Conversation.exc.12   M, November 20
                      Listen to the DVD for page 182,and do exc.14
Week 14                                         Week 14
M, November 27                                  M, November 27
Literature exc.15 page 183                      Exc.16
W, November 29                                  W, November 29
Reading comprehension.                          Choose an Arabic country and present it next
F, December 1                                   time in class.
Grammar.                                        F, December 1

                                                Exc.21,page 191,and exc.24,page
                                                193.


Week 15                                         Week 15
M, December 4                                   M, December 4
Reading comprehension.                          Exc.29,page 198,and exc.30 .Apage 199
Exc. 19                                         W, December 6
W, December 6                                   Exc.30.C.,page 199
Chapter exam.                                   F, December 8
Exc. 5                                          Prepare for the final.
F, December 8
General review

.


                                                .




    Course title: Arabic 312
    Email address: Campus phone: (570)-941- 4396
    Office: 324 O‟Hara (Part time faculty office).
    Office hours: XXX at the Language Learning Center, O‟Hara Hall Third Floor or by appointment

    TEXTBOOK

    Al-Kitaab fi Ta’allum Al ’Arabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part two by
    Kristen Brustad, Mahmud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi.
    + Audio cassettes available at the university bookstore.
+ DVDs including the monologues on Al-Kitaab and various language activities
+ Other material suggested by the instructor

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES

The main goal of this course is to reach an advanced low or mid level of proficiency in Arabic
according to ACTFL guidelines. This class is designed to strengthen your reading skills,
increase your vocabulary, refine and expand your knowledge of sentence construction and
the Arabic verb system. Learning about Arabic cultures and civilizations will also enable students
to widen their cultural background as well as foster cross cultural comparisons and understanding.
We will be using Al Kitaab fi Ta’allum Al ’Arabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part two,
and cover four new chapters during the course of the semester (7 to 10). The chapters are
structured beginning with vocabulary acquisition, followed by the basic text (also preceded by
background information and reading comprehension exercises), grammatical explanations and
drills, review materials and speaking and writing activities. At this level, students will be able to
express opinions, develop hypotheses and engage in discussions using complex grammatical
structures and advanced vocabulary. The reading selections contained in your textbook offer
critical essays by and interviews with Arab journalists, professors and intellectuals from Morocco
to the Gulf. The length of the readings increases steadily so that students develop the ability to read
and comment on short to full-length editorial articles. Considerable emphasis will be placed on
expressing oneself in Arabic, understanding spoken Arabic (including regional dialects), and
writing well structured compositions.

GRADING POLICY

There is a quiz every Friday covering the materials studied during the week. The quiz duration is
ten to fifteen minutes. The quizzes will be alternately oral or written. You will have an hour and a
half to two hours assignment on a daily basis. There are two exams: a mid-term and a final.


 Quizzes (oral/ written; 10 to 15 minutes, every Friday)     15 %
 Midterm exam                                                20 %
 Final exam                                                  20 %
 Homework (including compositions)                           25 %
 Attendance and participation                                20 %

Grading
A 95-100                              C+77-79                                F- 0-59
A- 90-94                              C 73-76
B+ 87-89                              C- 70-72
B 82-86                               D+ 66-69
B- 80-82                              D 60-65

ASSIGNMENTS, ATTENDENCE AND PARTICIPATION

You are encouraged to use Arabic in the classroom and be involved in the class activities.
Attendance and participation constitute 20 per cent of your grade. As you know, language classes
require not only regular attendance but also much more attention in the classroom. It is essential
that you attend every class. Every session builds up to the next and losing one class affects your
participation and homework for the next class. Absence or late homework seriously damages your
language learning process and will affect your grade. Beginning with the fourth undocumented
absence your grade will be lowered 2% for each class missed. More than six (6) absences may
result in a failing grade. Indeed, you must make the best use of this term course by attending all the
sessions, handing in neat and well-reflected assignments on time and participating in the class
activities. Please note: No late assignment is accepted.

                                           CALENDAR

WEEK I
W, January 24: General review, Chapter 6. Watch the video and Oral Activity.
Assignment: read the vocabulary of chapter 7.
F, January 26 : General review, oral conversation.


WEEK II
M, January 29: Chapter 7. Watch video and Oral Activity. Reading: exc. 3 and 4 page 208.
Assignment: exc.5.be prepared to talk about your favorite story or novel.
W, January 31: exc.9 and 10 ; assign: exc.11, page 214 and 215.
F, February 2 : oral conversation. Discuss your favorite figure in history.

WEEK III
M, February 5: reading activity. Exc. 13 . Assign: Exc. 14 page 219.
W, February 7: reading activity. Exc.15. read the grammar pages 220-223.
F, February 9: oral conversation. Discuss your friendship.


WEEK IV
M, February 12: grammar.exc.17. Assign: read the grammar pages 224 and 225.
W, February 14: Oral Activity: story of “laila wa el za‟eb”. Assign: read pages 227 and 228 and
be prepared to discuss the article.
F, February 16: oral conversation. Discuss your favorite hobbies.

WEEK V
M, February 19: listening activity. Exc.23.assign: read the vocabulary of chapter 8.
W, February 21: listening activity: exc 4 and 5. Assign: exc.7 and 8 page 241.
 F, February 23: discuss your future plans.

WEEK VI
M, February 26 conversation: exc.10 page 243. Assign: exc.11.page 244.
W, February 28: listening Activity: exc.12. Assign: Exc.13 page 246.
F, March 2: discuss your favorite book.

WEEK VII
M, March 5: listening Activity: exc.18 Assign: read the grammar pages 251-257.
W, March 7: Grammar in Context: exc. 21 and 22. Assign: read page 260 and do exc.23 page 261.
F, March 9: discuss your best favorite movie.

SPRING BREAK (from Sat, March 10th to sun, March 18)
WEEK VIII
M, March 19: listening Activity: exc. 25.Page 265. Assign: read the vocabulary of chapter 9. and
do exc.2 page 275 and 276.
W, March 21: listening activity: exc.3 and 5 .Assign: exc.6 page 279.
F , March, 23 : discuss your best experience in life.

WEEK IX
M, March 26: oral Activity: do exc.10 page 282. Assign: wrieing activity. Do exc.11 page 283.
W, March 28 reading activity.exc.13 page 286. Assign: read the grammar on pages 287-291. do
exc.17 page 290.
F, March 30: discuss the best novel you read.

WEEK X
M, April 2: Grammar in Context: exc.25. Assign: listen to the DVD and do exc.26.
W, April 4: reading Activity: exc.27. assign .read the vocabulary of chapter 10.

WEEK XI
W, April 11: listening activity.exc. 3 qnd 4.. Assign: exc.4 page 312.
F , April 13 : discuss the Arabic country you would have visited if given the chance.

WEEK XII
M, April 16: writing activity.exc.7.assign:to be designed by the instructor.
W, April 18: reading Activity. Exc.13 page 318.Assign: read the grammar page 322-325.
F , 20 April : discuss anything interesting you read in history books or classes.

WEEK XIII
M, April 23: grammar in context: exc.18 page 326. Assign: read page 328-329 and do exc.21
W, April 25: conversational activity.exc.23 page 333. assign: writing activity designed by the
instructor.
F, April 27 : oral conversation. Discuss music.

WEEK XIV
M, April 30: listening activity..exc.24.Assign: listen to the DVD and do exc.25 page 336. exc.11
W, May 2: review exc.25.Assign: Writing (to be designed by instructor)
F, May 4: oral conversation. Discuss your favorite story when you were a kid.

WEEK XV
M, May 7 exam review.
W , May 9 : General review.
F, May 11 : present your PowerPoint presentation about any Arabic story movie you saw.

M, May 14: the final exam.

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