Arabic Levantine I

NOTE: This class is held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for 1 hour each. The course will end on October 30, 2020.

Limited seats available.

Prerequisites: Intro to Arabic, Arabic Beginner IIIIII, and IV. A student should know and understand intermediate level Arabic before taking this course.

This is a course in Levantine Arabic (‘lahjah shamiyyah’). Students who enroll in this course should already have a foundation in conversational Arabic. The course aims to develop communicative skills in a wide range of contexts so as to enable students to interact effectively in areas where Levantine Arabic is spoken. The course exposes students to commonly-used Arabic phrases and sentence structures, thereby gaining familiarity with the less formal Arabic register of Levantine. Course Objectives: By the end of this course, students will be fairly competent in recognizing and reproducing the Levantine dialect, employing and reproducing various survival vocabulary, phrases, and basic conversations, as well as understanding and appreciating various cultural concepts.

Required textbook: Shou fi ma fi?: Intermediate Levantine Arabic

Mon/Wed/Fri 11:00am - 12:00pm
ToBe Determined

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