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Arabic Language Through Culture I

  • Yearlong 2024-2025

    Aug 28, 2024-April 25, 2025 For Members Register

Course Overview

This course (or its equivalent) is a prerequisite to Arabic II and III at GOA. In addition to bringing Arabic popular culture to life, this course introduces students to the Arabic writing system in 12 weeks to communicate in spontaneous spoken conversations on everyday topics, including personal introductions, families, food, lifestyle, preferences, celebrations, history, art, music, social media, and environment.

This yearlong course focuses on Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and some of the spoken dialects of the Levant, Egypt, and North Africa. With an emphasis on Arabic culture, students learn commonly used expressions and phrases to develop their skills in listening, reading, writing, forming grammatically correct structured sentences, and most importantly, conversation. This is accomplished through synchronous and asynchronous assignments, face-to-face conversation sessions with the instructor and a group of peers, instructional videos, discussions about culture, and collaborations on group projects with students from around the globe.

Since Arabic is becoming one of the most functional languages in the world, especially in the areas of commerce, business, and trade, students participating in this course can avail themselves of the opportunity to learn the language in a highly stimulating and rich cultural context.

Students in GOA courses will need reliable access to a computer with webcam/microphone connections, an email address (preferably school-based), a Web-conferencing app (GOA courses use Zoom), and a Word processing app (GOA courses use Google’s G Suite). When necessary, alternative arrangements may be made.

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