MIT: Independent Activities Period: IAP

IAP 2017

Arabic 101

Jad A Elmourad, Undergraduate, Al Baraa Abd Aldaim, Undergraduate

Enrollment: Limited: Advance sign-up required
Limited to 50 participants
Attendance: Attending all sessions is strongly preferred
Prereq: None

The goal of this class is to develop proficiency and ability to communicate in Modern Standard Arabic using listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. By the end of the class, the student is expected to:

1- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of Arabic phonology and script

2- Demonstrate an understanding of basic grammar of contemporary Arabic: The Verb, Subject, adjective, masculine and feminine.

3-Demonstrate basic skills in reading and speaking Arabic.

The class goes over an introduction to Arabic dialogue and sounds, the Arabic alphabet, and the structure of simple Arabic sentences + Arabic vocabulary through different topics including: greetings, family, food and clothing + basic Arabic sentences: the verb, subject and adjective +familiarity with some aspects of the Arab world culture.

The course also refers to Alif Baa, and Al-Kitaab fii Ta ‘allum al-‘Arabiyya textbooks.

Please sign up here

Contact: Jad El Mourad, elmourad@MIT.EDU

2nd session

Jan/10 Tue 08:00AM-09:30AM Location TBD
Jan/12 Thu 08:00AM-09:30AM Location TBD
Jan/13 Fri 08:00AM-09:30AM Location TBD
Jan/17 Tue 08:00AM-09:30AM Location TBD
Jan/19 Thu 08:00AM-09:30AM Location TBD
Jan/20 Fri 08:00AM-09:30AM Location TBD
Jan/24 Tue 08:00AM-09:30AM Location TBD
Jan/26 Thu 08:00AM-09:30AM Location TBD
Jan/27 Fri 08:00AM-09:30AM Location TBD
Jan/31 Tue 08:00AM-09:30AM Location TBD

Al Baraa Abd Aldaim - Undergraduate

1st session

Jan/10 Tue 03:00PM-04:30PM Location TBD
Jan/12 Thu 03:00PM-04:30PM Location TBD
Jan/13 Fri 03:00PM-04:30PM Location TBD
Jan/17 Tue 03:00PM-04:30PM Location TBD
Jan/19 Thu 03:00PM-04:30PM Location TBD
Jan/20 Fri 03:00PM-04:30PM Location TBD
Jan/24 Tue 03:00PM-04:30PM Location TBD
Jan/26 Thu 03:00PM-04:30PM Location TBD
Jan/27 Fri 03:00PM-04:30PM Location TBD
Jan/31 Tue 03:00PM-04:30PM Location TBD

Jad A Elmourad - Undergraduate