This course is designed to enable students to communicate in Arabic on a basic level in order to deal with everyday life situations such as introducing oneself and others; requesting and giving information; shopping; talking about food; describing people, things and places; responding to offers; and generally communicating in a courteous manner.
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 no previous knowledge of Arabic, or with a basic knowledge of written Arabic, but without any practice in spoken Arabic.