Ted Thornton
Arabic Class at Northfield Mount Hermon

Syllabus

Meeting Times
Texts  
Requirements

 

Meeting Times

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday 1 Thursday Friday
Bev 013 8:00-9:25 8:00-9:25 9:25-10:40 9:35-11:00 12:20-1:45

Special Schedule for Wednesday, May 21:  Final Exam, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.


Texts

Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi, Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, second edition, Washington D.C.: Georgetown University, 2004

Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi, Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya: A Textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One, second edition, Washington D.C.: Georgetown University, 2004

Supplemental Texts

J. A. Haywood and H. M. Nahmad, A New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language, Second Revised Edition (London and Burlington, VT: Lund Humphries, 2000)

Mohammed Jiyad, Al-Jaleys: A Proficiency Based Textbook for Arabic as a Second Language, 1994

Other materials via SWIS Conference folder and this web site.

 

Requirements

1. Your grade will count heavily on attendance, participation (speaking and listening), and submission of homework. See Expectations for details. In particular, you must bring to class each day your text and your notebook filled with lined paper (to practice writing).

2. Tests featuring, for the main part, translation (from English to Arabic and vice versa).

3. An exam at the end of the semester.

 

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Last Revised: June 5, 2008