This Elementary Arabic summer course aims at developing students’ abilities to read and write Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), and acquire basic oral skills to interact in limited aspects of everyday life situations. Emphasis is on mastering the Arabic alphabet, its sound system and its pronunciation.
This course assumes no previous knowledge of the language. It covers the Arabic script and basic grammar rules. It is designed to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing by the use of oral and written drills, supported by audio visual material.
On completion of the course students will have acquired: the ability to read and understand a range of simple Arabic sentences within a vocabulary range of 100-150 of the most commonly used words; the ability to speak at a basic level in Modern Standard Arabic and elementary knowledge of some Arabic cultural practices and traditions.
The course will consist of five hours of classes per week over four weeks from 16 January — 15 February 2018.
If you enjoy this course you can continue your studies with either an inclass or online Introductory Arabic course in February 2018.
Time: Tuesday & Thursday 5.00—7.30 pm
Venue: Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (Building 127)
The Australian National University
To register your interest in the Elementary Arabic summer course please contact CAIS:
T (02) 612 54982