This course is designed for students requiring Arabic for academic purposes. It introduces students to the Arabic script and phonology, and combines training in the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Its methodology entails the introduction of basic vocabulary and grammatical structures through oral communication activities, followed by short readings and situational dialogues in which the newly introduced structures are utilized.
Students are assessed upon classroom participation; regular written assignments; achievement tests; mid-term examination; and a final examination.
Course materials: Birzeit University course pack.
(Fall & Spring - 8 hrs/wk, 3 credits. Summer - 12 hrs/wk, 3 credits) - For students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic.