Arabic Language

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Arabic Language

Arabic Language is Central Semitic languages, most closely related to Aramaic, Hebrew, Ugaritic and Phoenician. The standardized written Arabic is distinct from and more conservative than all of the spoken varieties, and the two exist in a state known as diglossia, used side-by-side for different societal functions. Arabic is the eleventh-most-spoken language in the United States.

COURSE OUTLINE

Beginners Level

At the end of the course learners should be able to communicate on a basic level with Arabic speakers in Australia or as visitors in Arabic-speaking communities abroad, and have an increased understanding of Arabic people, their way of life and your appreciation of cultural diversity. The curriculum is designed to provide learning experiences based on real life situations.

The Arabic You Already Know

  • Taking Stock of What’s Familiar
  • Discovering the Arabic Alphabet
  • All about vowels
  • All about consonants
  • Speaking Arabic like a Native

Taking a Closer Look at the Arabic Alphabet

  • Getting a Grasp on ????
  • Figuring Out the Transcription
  • Getting Better Acquainted with the Script

Introducing Nouns, Adjectives, and Articles

  • Creating Simple, Verb-Free Sentences
  • Working with Verbs

Numbers & Colors

  • Referring to Days and Months
  • Measuring in Arabic
  • Telling Time
  • Identifying Colors

Getting Started with Basic Expressions

  • Greeting People Appropriately
  • Making Introductions
  • Saying hello
  • Bidding good-bye
  • Asking how someone is
  • Responding that you’re doing well
  • Asking “What’s your name?”
  • Responding with the possessive “My name is . . .”
  • Saying “It’s a pleasure to meet you!
  • Talking about Countries and Nationalities
  • Talking about the Weather

At the Office and Around the House

  • Managing the Office Environment
  • Interacting with your colleagues
  • Giving orders
  • Supplying your office
  • Life at Home

Intermediate Level

At the end of the course learners should be able to communicate on a basic level with Arabic speakers in Australia or as visitors in Arabic-speaking communities abroad, have an increased understanding of Arabic people and their way of life, and have a greater appreciation of cultural diversity. The curriculum is designed to provide learning experiences based on real life situations.

Making Small Talk

  • Asking Key Questions
  • Talking About Yourself and Your Family
  • Making Small Talk on the Job
  • Staying in Touch by Phone and Email

Directions and Finding Your Way

  • Focusing on the “Where”
  • Asking “where” questions
  • Answering “where” questions
  • Getting Direction about Directions
  • Asking for directions
  • Could you repeat that?
  • Using command forms
  • Discovering Ordinal Numbers

Business and Telecommunicating

  • Making a Call: Phone Basics
  • Planning while on the Phone
  • Sending and Getting Emails

Going to the Store

  • Asking for a Particular Item
  • Comparing Merchandise

Consuming Food: All about Mealtime

  • Starting the day off with breakfast
  • Eating lunch
  • Supping at dinner
  • Enjoying a Meal at Home
  • Dining Out
  • Perusing the menu
  • Placing your order
  • Finishing your meal and paying the bill

Hitting the Town

  • Specifying the time of day
  • Visiting Museums
  • Going to the Movies

Dealing with Money

  • Going to the Bank
  • Exchanging Currency

Traveling

  • Making Reservations
  • Getting around on Land
  • Taking Taxi, Bus & Train

Advanced Level

Through this course learners should develop advanced skills for everyday use in conversation, understanding, reading and writing, and continue to develop socio-cultural knowledge. During the course they should be able to converse with increasing fluency. With the help of a dictionary they should be able to read and compose a standard business letter or resume.

Days of the Week

  • Plural Pattern
  • Word Order
  • Singular & Plural Verbs
  • Structure Notes

Negative Statements

  • He / She – Everyday
  • Present Tense
  • Vocabulary Learning

Comparing things

  • Past & Present Tense
  • Weak Verbs
  • Forms of Verbs

Future Plans

  • Months of the Year
  • In the Future

Pronouns

  • Subject Pronouns
  • Possessive Adjectives

Media

  • Watching News
  • Reading News
  • Watching Movies
  • Listening to Music

Functional Verbs

  • Subordinate Clause
  • Past Continuous
  • Nominal & Descriptive Patterns

Letter Writing

  • Social Situations
  • Politics
  • Sports

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