American Association of Teachers of Arabic


Arabic Language Flagship Program

The Department of Near Eastern Studies and The Arabic Language Flagship Program announce the following Intensive Arabic courses during Summer 2011:
 
AAPTIS 103: This intensive course meets the needs of students who want to cover the equivalence of one year by studying Arabic intensively during the spring/summer terms. AAPTIS 103 is a 10-credit intensive course equivalent in content, objectives, requirements and credits to the non-intensive two semester sequence AAPTIS 101-102. It provides an accelerated introduction to the phonology and script of modern standard Arabic and its basic vocabulary and fundamental structures. Emphasis is placed on developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through simple short dialogues, texts, interactive communicative activities, and grammatical explanations supported by drill practice.

Intended audience: Undergraduates concentrating in Arabic and those who want to study Arabic for academic and research purposes.

Course Requirements: Regular class attendance and participation, quizzes, mid-term and a final examination including an oral component.

Primary Instructor: Mohammad Alhawary
Class Format: Mon through Fri, 9am-1pm June 2- August 11.
 
AAPTIS 205: AAPTIS 205 is a 10-credit intensive course equivalent in content, objectives, requirements and credits to the non-intensive two semester sequence AAPTIS 201-202. It continues the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through texts, and practice, focusing on the newly introduced vocabulary and grammatical structures. Use of Arabic is emphasized throughout the course.

The goals for students who successfully complete this course are as follows: participate in simple conversations with educated Arabs about personal accommodation needs; elicit and supply biographical information and provide short description of people, places, and things; read, comprehend and translate short printed passages including news items, simple narratives and descriptions; and write notes and short personal letters to friends as well as short descriptions.

Intended audience: Undergraduates concentrating in Arabic, or those who want to study Arabic for academic and research purposes.

Course Requirements: Regular class attendance and participation, quizzes, mid-term and a final examination including an oral component.

Primary Instructor: Hani Sabbagh

Class Format: Mon through Fri, 9am-1pm June 2- August 11.
 
AAPTIS 506: Intensive Advance Arabic Media I and II. This course covers a host of political, economic, historical and social issues in the contemporary Arab world, with a special focus on critical reading, analysis and writing. It is conducted entirely in Arabic and intended for students who have completed at least three years of Arabic and wish to continue Arabic study for academic and professional purposes.

Prerequisites:  AAPTIS 404, or equivalent

Primary Instructor: Raji M Rammuny

Class Format: Mon through Fri, 9am-1pm June 2- August 11.
 
Deadline March 31, 2011
Application materials are available at http://lsa.umich.edu/sli.




 
 
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