Registration Currently Open for Summer online Arabic courses
(June 1 – July 28, 2017)

Daily Self-paced Learning + Four Live Online Meetings per Week
with Your Instructor

  • 100% online program involving self-paced and instructor-led learning
  • University-level Classical Arabic
  • Beginning or Intermediate levels
  • Continuing Education units (CEUs) offered

Get to know Prof. Elijah Reynolds as he shares his personal story
of embarking on the study of Arabic.

LEVELS:

  • Beginning Arabic 1A (first semester of first-year level)
  • Beginning Arabic 1B (second semester of first-year level)
  • Intermediate Arabic 2A (first semester second-year level)
  • Intermediate Arabic 2B (second semester second-year level)

Tentative SUMMER INTENSIVE Online Meeting Times:

Beginning Arabic 1A+1B live online meetings: Mondays through Thursdays at 5:00-7:00pm PT
Intermediate Arabic 2A+2B live online meetings: Mondays through Thursdays at 5:00-7:00pm PT

 

MATERIALS:

Arabic 1A/1B

Arabic 2A/2B

Please purchase the required textbook at least one week prior to course start date. In addition to the textbook, access to the Al-Kitaab Companion website will need to be purchased for $25 (instructions will be provided after registration).

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Online Arabic Extension Course Fee

CONTINUING EDUCATION RATE

Individual:
$1,400/person for Summer Intensive (equal to two semesters’ of content)

Group Discount for 5 or more registering together:
$1,000/person

Arabic 1A

  1. Converse in the present tense to carry out everyday tasks
  2. Read and Comprehend short pieces of authentic media
  3. Write and type an essay of 100 words or more in the present and past tense
  4. Give an oral report of two minutes or more in the present and past tense
  5. Compare and contrast cultural and linguistic norms of Arabic varieties
  6. Identify, comprehend and perform simple grammatical structures
  7. Interpret and understand selected Hadith and verses of Quran.
  8. Maintain short conversation with a vocabulary of 350 words or more

Arabic 1B

  1. Narrate events in the past orally and in writing
  2. Express hopes, intentions, and plans in the future orally and in writing
  3. Order events by hour, day, and season orally and in writing
  4. Compare and evaluate views and ideas about relationships, religion, family, education
  5. Give an oral presentation using complex verbal clauses of 5 minutes or more
  6. Converse and write with a vocabulary of +600 words on a range of experiences
  7. Navigate the Modern Arabic Dictionary for grammatical and lexical information
  8. Describe explicitly how events unfold using complex sentence structures and ideas
  9. Initiate steady conversation using grammatical structures like complex verb and noun phrases and subordinate clauses

Arabic 2A

  1. Maintain steady conversation using more sophisticated grammatical structures like locative nouns, active and passive participles, passive constructions
  2. Communicate at length on celebrations, holidays, travels, history, and immigration in writing and conversation with appropriate stylistic variation.
  3. Order events by month, year, and date orally and in writing in Gregorian and Islamic calendars
  4. Read and comprehend a range of modern texts, their social contexts, and author’s voice
  5. Masterfully examine the Arabic dictionary to establish relations across lexical entries
  6. Parse and analyze a difficult text for nominal inflection and parts of speech
  7. Maintain a steady dialogue orally and in writing with a vocabulary of +900 words

Arabic 2B

  1. Speak and write stylistically with an expansive range of grammatical competence in modern standard FaSeeHa and classical FuSHa.
  2. Communicate with ease and flexibility on complex issues like justice, human rights, social and political movements, and modern technology
  3. Identify and interpret paralinguistic elements of a conversation, such as nuanced speech, tone, mood, irony and sarcasm
  4. Derive words in conversation and writing without rehearsal and communicate effectively using a vocabulary of +1200 words
  5. Read multiple genres of literature on the same topic with comprehension and discernment
  6. Read and comprehend large passages of Islamic literatures such as Quran, Hadith, Sīrah and Fiqh.
  7. Compose and edit a critical essay in 500 words or more that examines the topics above.

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