Speak Colloquial Arabic at the ACTFL intermediate low level. Show an elementary ability to distinguish between Colloquial and Standard Arabic in word choice and pronunciation.
Read and understand simple written Standard Arabic texts at the ACTFL intermediate low level.
Understand spoken conversations and dialogues in Standard and Colloquial Arabic at the ACTFL intermediate low level.
Show a mastery of basic verb conjugations, idaafa, and other basic structures, with some familiarity with more advanced structures (passive, active and passive participles, relative clauses, diptotes and other vowelling issues).
Students will become familiar with key elements of expectations and norms of a variety of Arab societies.