Arabic Language Learning Outcomes

First Year Arabic Students:
Language Proficiency according to ACTFL guidelines after first year of instruction (based on 3 class lectures/week):
Reading: Intermediate Low
Listening: Novice High
Writing: Novice High
Speaking: Novice High

Cognitive and cultural proficiency of countries and regions where Arabic is spoken:
* Basic knowledge of the geography of the countries in the Middle East
* Basic knowledge of several different regions in the Middle East
* Familiarity with the countries where Arabic is spoken
* Concrete aspects of contemporary culture, such as cultural difference relate to food, family life, celebrations, leisure activities
* Initial exposure to emblematic personalities and artifacts

Second Year Arabic Students
Language Proficiency according to ACTFL guidelines after second year of instruction (based on 3 class lectures/week):
Reading: Intermediate-Mid
Listening: Intermediate Low
Writing: Intermediate-Low
Speaking: Intermediate-Low

Cognitive and cultural proficiency of countries and regions where Arabic is spoken:
* Increasing knowledge and detail in the areas listed for first year students
* Ways people act and react differently in relating to other people.

Minor in Modern Languages – Arabic
Expected language proficiency according to ACTFL guidelines for a student who completes a minor:
Reading: Intermediate-Mid to Intermediate-High
Listening: Intermediate Low to Intermediate-Mid
Writing: Intermediate Mid-to Intermediate-High
Speaking: Intermediate Low-Intermediate Mid

Cognitive and cultural proficiency of countries and regions where Arabic is spoken:
* Increasing knowledge and detail in the areas listed for second year students
* An awareness of recent cultural and political developments in the regions
* Knowledge of some cultural personalities, such as major writers, artists, important historical figures