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LFS | Arabic Summer Intensive Program

Credit: Joe McGrann

Two Semesters, Twelve Weeks 

The Department of Language and Foreign Studies at American University is offering three levels of Modern Standard Arabic during the Summer 2012 session.  Over the course of twelve weeks, students of Intensive Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Arabic will complete a full year (two semesters) of language study.  Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced Arabic courses will meet three evenings per week for the duration of the summer session.  A Levantine Colloquial Arabic class is also offered separately.  

 

The small class sizes and extended class times provide ample opportunity for students to practice speaking, reading, writing, and listening to Arabic with their classmates and instructors.  For more information or to register for classes, please check the Schedule of Classes.  Classes begin May 21, 2012! 

 

ARAB-196-N01
Intensive Elementary Modern Standard Arabic

Introduction to Modern Standard Arabic covering its phonology and script, its basic morphology and syntax.  The focus is on the development of the reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills, while creating a basic vocabulary.  This intensive course covers the material taught during the fall and spring semesters.
10 credits, May 21 - August 9, MWTH 5:30 - 9:15PM

 

ARAB-296-N01
Intensive Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic

The goal of this course is to make students familiar with new elements of Modern Standard Arabic grammar, to further develop their reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills, while expanding the vocabulary.  This intensive course covers the material taught during the fall and spring semesters.  Prerequisite: ARAB-103 or equivalent.
10 credits, May 21 - August 9, MWTH 5:30 - 9:15PM

 

ARAB-296-N02
Intensive Levantine Colloquial Arabic

This course introduces students to Levantine Colloquial Arabic, focusing on the development of speaking and listening skills in the Palestinian dialect, while building proficiency in the fundamental grammatical structures of the language.  Given its central location, the Palestinian dialect (closely related to the Syrian, Lebanese, and Jordanian dialects) is understood throughout the Arabic-speaking Middle East.  Prerequisite: ARAB-203 or equivalent.
8 credits, May 21 - August 9, MWTH 5:30 - 8:30PM

 

ARAB-396-N01
Intensive Advanced Modern Standard Arabic

This course introduces students to more advanced Modern Standard Arabic grammar and significantly expands their vocabulary.  The focus is on solidification and improvement of the reading, speaking, listening, and writing skills, while learning on Arab institutions, ideas, and history.  This intensive course covers the material taught during the fall and spring semesters.  Prerequisite: ARAB-203 or equivalent.
8 credits, May 21 - August 9, MWTH 5:30 - 8:30PM

 

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For More Information

Director:
Prof. Erez Naaman
202-885-2468
McCabe, Room 207
naaman@american.edu 

 

General Program Info:
Prof. George Berg
202-885-2382
Jack Child, Room B7
berg@american.edu

 

Minor in Arabic Language
Courtney Pollack
202-885-1452
McCabe, Room 212
pollack@american.edu

 

AU Abroad Arabic / Middle East Programs
Kelly Jo Bahry
202-885-1326
bahry@american.edu

 

Connect!
American University Arabic Club

 

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