AB Initio / GCSE

AB Initio / GCSE

These courses are prepared specially for youth (Middle and high schools students). It is composed of 3 levels. They start with introducing the alphabet, then focuses on daily life situations that young people face at school. They will learn how to communicate in Arabic with their peers on basic daily life conversation and express themselves on topics relates to social issues related to the world around them.


Course Outline for Arabic 1

Course Description

This course is for designed for youth who have no prior knowledge of Arabic. The course starts by introducing the Arabic writing system and script. Then it progresses to introduce daily life situations that students encounter at school.  Through this course students learn to communicate Arabic quite well with their peers at this age group. By the end of this course, students should be able to communicate with a native-speaker on a number of basic everyday life situations that teens are faced with. They will also gain a basic understanding of the fundamental structures of Modern Standard Arabic.

Learning Outcomes for the Course

By the completion of Arabic Level 1, students will be able to:

  • Initiate social interactions: ask and answer simple questions.
  • Talk about themselves, name, and friends.
  • Describe people, talk about how they look and feel.

Exchange basic information with a stranger they meet.

Knowledge

This course covers the following knowledge areas:

  • Personal & Family Life: Topics to be covered are greetings  & introductions, physical descriptions, personality traits, feelings/emotions, family members, clothing, and colors;
  • School Life: Topics to be covered include numbers, time, days of the week, months of the year, school & classes, school supplies, and extracurricular activities;
  • Social Life: Topics to be covered include personal interests, sports, weekend activities, weather and seasons.
  • Community Life: Topics to be covered include city places and activities, shopping, restaurants and food.

Assessment Overview

The following are the components of the evaluation criteria for the course:

  • Online Activities 40%
  • Writing Assignments 20%
  • Tests 40%

Course Outline for Arabic 2

Course Description

This course is for students who have studied the equivalent of one year of Arabic at high school. It revolves around daily life situations that high school students in the Middle East encounter. At the end of the course students will be able to communicate with native speakers on a number of everyday life situations that includes ordering food, talking about the daily routine, asking for and giving directions, shopping and asking for the price. They will have some understanding of the basic structures of Modern Standard Arabic.

Learning Outcomes for the Course

By the completion of Arabic Level 2, students will be able to:

  1. Initiate social interactions, ask for basic information, and be aware of basic cultural aspects of social interaction in the Arab world.
  2. Talk about themselves, their hobbies, and their families with native speakers of Arabic.
  3. Comprehend simple written texts on familiar topics.
  4. Compose simple paragraphs about themselves.

Knowledge

This course covers the following topics:

  • Student Life: Topics to be covered include classes, rooms of the school,  and school-related activities;
  • Leisure Time: Topics to be covered include indoor activities, outdoor activities, outings, and shopping;
  • Home Life: Topics to be covered include daily routines, rooms of the house, household chores, food, and grocery shopping; and
  • Vacation & Travel: Topics to be covered include travel plans, country names, transportation, sightseeing, shopping, dining, and asking for/giving directions.

Assessment Overview

The following are the components of the evaluation criteria for the course:

  • Online Activities 40%
  • Writing Assignments 20%
  • Tests 40%

Course Outline for Arabic 3

Course Description

This course is for students who have studied the equivalent of two years of Arabic at high school. Students learn to talk about and discuss issues and challenges that relate to the lives of high school students. . At the end of the course, students are able to express themselves on topics that go beyond daily life situations into social issues related to the world around them. They should be able to conduct academic discussions with a fair degree of ease.

Learning Outcomes for the Course

By the completion of Arabic Level 3, students will be able to:

  1. Read and understand simplified texts that relate to issues that are of interest to Arabs as manifested in pop songs and poetry.
  2. Expand their speech beyond the self to discuss social issues that affect the people around us such as emotion, social problems, etc.
  3. Comprehend simple to more complex songs that revolve around familiar topics.
  4. Comprehend simple audio/video texts on familiar topics.
  5. Express their views in simple terms about issues that rotate around the self and the people around them

Knowledge

  • Teen Culture: Topics to be covered include fashion/clothes, TV programs, and teen/extreme sports;
  • Future Plans & Choices: Topics to be covered include professional careers/jobs, the workplace, education plans, and college courses; and
  • Environment: Topics to be covered include nature, ecology, conservation, and eco-tourism.
  • Current and Historic Events: Topics to be covered include the history behind national holidays, political student movements, current events, art, and music.

Assessment Overview

The following are the components of the evaluation criteria for the course:

  • Online Activities 40%
  • Writing Assignments 20%
  • Tests 40%
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