Arabic Language

First Year Arabic I & II

The first year level of Arabic language study is designed for students with no prior exposure to the Arabic language.  Students will acquire communicative skills relating to real-life situations in Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Arabic. Students will be able to manage tasks pertaining to personal needs, family and work relations, and telling time, and develop skills for reading and analyzing a range of texts.  In addition, students are given tasks such as role play, video projects, and short story book writing. Throughout the year, students engage in different out-of-classroom learning activities such as cooking lessons, movie nights, and dinners as well as an annual Arabic Night hosted by the Five College Arabic Language Initiative.

Second Year Arabic I & II 

The second year level of language study is designed for students who have completed one year of Arabic language study or its equivalent.  Students will build language skills relating to less basic but necessary discussion and interactions in daily-life situations in Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Arabic. Students will communicate, understand, and write about personal and social topics to meet practical non-complex needs. In addition, students also participate in class debates, role play, video, and subtitle projects. Throughout the year, students engage in different out-of-classroom learning activities such as cooking lessons, movie nights, and dinners as well as an annual Arabic Night hosted by the Five College Arabic Language Initiative.