The aim of this course is to develop student's spoken Arabic skills for everyday situations and promotes discussion skills for more specialized conversations about the cultural and social aspects of life. Students’ narration skills are developed by means of describing past events and daily activities; placing themselves and others in time and space; giving directions; and expressing facts, desires, hopes, obligations, and future plans.
Students are assessed upon classroom participation; regular oral presentations; regular group role-plays; and a final oral proficiency interview.
Course materials: Birzeit University course pack.
(Fall & Spring - 8 hrs/wk, 3 credits. Summer - 12 hrs/wk, 3 credits) - For students with previous knowledge of spoken Arabic, able to conduct conversations described in ARSK 133.