ARA-132: Elementary Arabic II

Liberal Arts
Language Studies
World Languages
Academic Level
Course Subject
Course Number
Course Title
Elementary Arabic II
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
62.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A grade of C or better in ARA-131 or in one year of high school Arabic, or instructor permission
Catalog Course Description

Further builds reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in Modern Standard Arabic, focusing on communication in a cultural context. Develops students' knowledge of vocabulary, pronunciation and grammatical principles in order to comprehend and express everyday ideas in both spoken and written Modern Standard Arabic. Presents Arabic culture.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

ARA-132 is designed to enable students to reach the Novice High level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scale, focusing on language learning through communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities.

Core Course Topics
  1. Past tense and negation
  2. Future tense and negation
  3. Arabic dictionary
  4. Nominative and accusative case of present tense
  5. Verb patterns
  6. Ordinal numbers
  7. Accusative nouns (objects)
  8. Vocabulary
  9. Arab culture
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Recognize and produce past tense verb forms and their negation
  2. Recognize and produce future verb tense forms and their negation
  3. Identify the concept of roots and patterns using the Arabic dictionary
  4. Recognize and produce present-tense verbs in the nominative and accusative case
  5. Distinguish between the ten major verb patterns
  6. Identify and list information using ordinal numbers
  7. Identify and produce nouns in the accusative form
  8. Write about, speak about, and interpret situations using level-appropriate vocabulary
  9. Analyze aspects of Arabic culture that differ from the U.S. norm, giving specific examples that illustrate such differences
General Information

Note: A grade of C- is not transferrable and is not accepted by some programs at HFC.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

Assessment of academic achievement will be identified and implemented by the class instructor. Methods will include, but not be limited to:

  • Participation
  • Weekly/regular quizzes
  • Homework assignments
  • Chapter/unit tests
  • Oral and/or expressive-receptive exam(s)
  • Midterm/final exam

All sections of this level will use a textbook (and any accompanying materials) selected by the course coordinator and approved by the World Languages Committee.


General Education Categories
  • Humanities and Fine Arts
Institutional Outcomes
  • Humanities
MTA Categories
  • Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2024
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
Review Semester
Fall 2024