Learn Arabic or Portuguese

Posted: March 29, 2013

This Fall, the following courses are available in Arabic and Portuguese:

CLC 120, Beginning Arabic I, with Professor Hilal. MWF 3:30-4:20

An introduction to both spoken and written Modern Standard Arabic. Students learn the basic sound and writing systems of Arabic and are exposed to various aspects of Arab culture. Communication at an elementary level is achieved by study of language components including sounds, letters, grammar, and vocabulary. Four class meetings are held each week.

CLC 190, Intermediate Arabic, with Professor Hilal. MWF 2:30-3:20.

Continued study of Modern Standard Arabic, with emphasis on grammar and expansion of vocabulary, as well as current events and cultures of Arabic-speaking societies. Attention is given to reading, writing, listening comprehension, and speaking skills. Three 50-minute class meetings are held each week, plus an additional practicum hour (to be arranged) with an Arabic teaching fellow concentrating on speaking and interacting in Arabic. Prerequisites: CLC 120 and 220, or permission of the instructor.

CLC 191, Beginning Portuguese (instructor TBA). MTWTh 2:30-3:30.

An introduction to spoken Portuguese, basic grammar structures, and reading for comprehension, as well as to Lusophone cultures. Four class meetings are held each week. This class is not open to first-year students. Applications must be submitted to Karen Richter, the Director of the Center for Language and Culture.