Arabic Conversation Level 1A - Fall 2019

Course Category: Arabic | Level 1 Course

Click here to view a short segment of this level: Arabic Conversation Level 1A with Anse Raghad AlSayd

Course Code: ARA 103

InstructorAnse Raghad Alsayd

Length: 1 term (14 weeks)

Course Dates: September 11 - December 11, 2019
Timings: Wednesdays, 9:00 pm CST/3:00 am UK Click here to convert to your own time zone.

Classes last approximately 1.5 hours each. Live attendance is highly recommended for Arabic courses to achieve full benefit and required for conversation courses. Recordings of the sessions will be made available for registered students who cannot attend live.

Daylight savings time will go into effect in the United States on Sunday, November 3rd, 2019. Depending on where you live, this may or may not affect your class timing. In countries where DST is not applied at all, class will be one hour later starting November 3rd.

Offered: Part A of this course is offered in the Fall term of each year, and Part B is offered in the Spring. 

Prerequisites:

  1. Students should be women above the age of 17.
  2. ARA 100 or equivalent knowledge.
  3. ARA Grammar Level 1A or equivalent knowledge. The two courses may also be taken simultaneously.
  4. Students enrolling in this course should have a cursory knowledge of the names, shapes and sounds of Arabic letters, as well as the ability to read and write the Arabic script. Some understanding of grammar and vocabulary will be needed in this course.

Course Description: The Conversation track utilizes the al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn curriculum, building speaking and conversation skills from the beginner up to the more advanced level through interactive classes which allow students to participate in real time. The curriculum covers everyday conversation topics and integrates listening, comprehension, and writing skills, gradually increasing vocabulary as students progress through the program. Recorded lessons included in the curriculum offer an alternative to traveling to Arabic-speaking countries to put listening and conversation skills into practice. In addition to these recorded lessons and the textbook, in-class practice allows students to apply these skills with the instructor and classmates.

In Level 1, students at the beginner level progress in their use of the Arabic language and are able to partake in simple conversations. Through the recorded lessons students begin to recognize new vocabulary words and understand their meanings, increasing their personal word bank.

Course Requirements: 

Students are expected to attend the weekly online lectures, complete one or more weekly assignments, read the assigned material, and review and sit for a mid term and a final exam.

Placement:

If you are unsure about your level, email ribaat.arabic@rabata.org to request a placement test. Once you have submitted and tests have been assessed, you will receive a recommendation for the appropriate course for your level.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable, non-transferable

Students will have access to course forums, recordings, and files until the first day of the next term.

$100.00 (not including the cost of the course materials)

$20.00 late registration fee after September 7th (if seats are available)

Auditing is not available for the Arabic Program.

Text: Al-ʿArabiyya li-l-Nāshiʾīn - Student Book 1

Students are responsible for ordering their textbooks before the start of class. Ribaat textbooks are available to enrolled students at a discounted rate through Daybreak Press Global Bookshop. Once enrolled, students will have access to the discount code through the course forum.

 

For inquiries, contact registration@rabata.org