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    Vassar College
   
 
  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
Catalogue 2017-2018
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AFRS 208 - Intermediate Arabic

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
This is an intermediate level course offered during spring semester only. The course focuses on enhancing students’ abilities to (1) write short, simple communications, compositions, and requests for information in loosely connected texts about personal preferences, daily routines, common events, and other personal topics; (2) understand simple, sentence-length speech in a variety of basic personal and social contexts and accurately comprehend highly familiar and predictable topics; (3) understand short, non-complex texts, featuring description and narration, that convey basic information and deal with basic and familiar topics; (4) handle successfully a variety of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations such as exchanges related to self, family, home, daily activities, interests and personal preferences, as well as physical and social needs, such as food, shopping, travel, and lodging; (5) develop their intercultural competence through increased exposure to authentic Arabic literary and journalistic audiovisual material. Tagreed Al-Haddad.

Students who did not complete AFRS 207  may enroll if they demonstrate equivalent knowledge by a placement test.

Three 50-minute periods, plus one drill period per week.



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