01:013:145 Accelerated Arabic, Spring 2017
Course Offered: Spring 2017
Accelerated Arabic 1 is an introductory course to Arabic language, designed for heritage language learners, meaning those students who have some proficiency in written or spoken language. Upon completion of this course, the students will be move to Intermediate I Arabic course. The course covers the five Cs of the ACTFL standard: communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities as noted below. By the end of this course, students will range in proficiency from Novice Mid to Novice High based on the ACTFL scale.By means of a communicative and proficiency-based approach, students will continue developing basic communicative skills in the language and exploring newer ones through a combination of interactive classroom activities, take-home assignments and group work. All language skills will continue to be equally emphasized: reading, writing, speaking and listening. In addition to expansion of the core vocabulary, students will be exposed to more complex grammatical structures of Arabic for purposes of basic communication in a wider variety of situations. Students will also explore more aspects of the Arabic culture.