This course is an introduction to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) uses authentic materials and focuses on developing proficiency in the standard written Arabic language, as well as formal spoken Arabic understood by educated speakers across the Arab world. Students will acquire more vocabulary and usage for everyday interactions, as well as skills that will allow them to read and analyze a wider range of texts in Arabic. In this level, students will be exposed to songs, videos, and films. Students will become more familiar with more than one colloquial, and how to differentiate between using Colloquial and MSA.
End of the year expectations:
Interpretive- listening: Novice high
Interpretive- reading: Novice Mid- high
Interpersonal- speaking: Novice high
Presentational-speaking: Novice Mid
Presentational- writing: Novice mid-high
Expected hours to spend: 140 hours per year