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
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.
- Past tense and negation
- Future tense and negation
- Arabic dictionary
- Nominative and accusative case of present tense
- Verb patterns
- Ordinal numbers
- Accusative nouns (objects)
- Arab culture
- Recognize and produce past tense verb forms and their negation
- Recognize and produce future verb tense forms and their negation
- Identify the concept of roots and patterns using the Arabic dictionary
- Recognize and produce present-tense verbs in the nominative and accusative case
- Distinguish between the ten major verb patterns
- Identify and list information using ordinal numbers
- Identify and produce nouns in the accusative form
- Write about, speak about, and interpret situations using level-appropriate vocabulary
- Analyze aspects of Arabic culture that differ from the U.S. norm, giving specific examples that illustrate such differences
Note: A grade of C- is not transferrable and is not accepted by some programs at HFC.
Assessment and Requirements
Assessment of academic achievement will be identified and implemented by the class instructor. Methods will include, but not be limited to:
- 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.
- Humanities and Fine Arts
- Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Credit for Prior College-Level Learning