10 Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Book: Alif Baa: An Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds by Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi ISBN:1-58901-644-0
Location: Taught online via Zoom. An invitation and explanations on how to join the meeting will be sent to registered students.
Instructor: Kifah Abdulla
Dates: NOT OFFERED THIS WINTER
This is an introduction to Modern Standard Arabic – Part I for students with no prior experience.
In this introductory level, students with no prior experience with the Arabic language, will be introduced to basic sentence structure and vocabulary to be able to engage in simple conversation involving greetings and basic background information, as well as discuss family members. They will become familiar with subject pronouns, grammatical distinctions between feminine and masculine forms, and learn to conjugate verbs in the present tense.