NES 3202

NES 3202

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

In this two-semester sequence, learners will be introduced to authentic, unedited Arabic language materials ranging from short stories, and poems, to newspaper articles dealing with social,  political,  and cultural issues. Emphasis will be on developing fluency in oral expression through discussions of issues presented in the reading and listening selections. There will be more focus on the development of native-like pronunciation and accurate use of grammatical structures than in the previous four courses. A primary objective of the course is the development of the writing skill through free composition exercises in topics of interest to individual students.  This course starts where NES 2200 leaves off and continues the development of the four language skills and grammar foundation using 18 themes, some new and some introduced in previous courses but are presented here at a more challenging level.  The student who successfully completes this two-course sequence have mastered over 3000 new words and will be able, within context of the 18 new and recycled themes to: 1) understand and actively participate in conversations, 2) read and understand, with the help of a short list of words, authentic, unedited passages of up to 400 words, and 3) discuss orally in class and write a 300-word paragraph in Arabic with fewer grammatical errors than in NES 2200.  The two-course sequence aims to take the student from the Advanced Mid to the Superior level according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: NES 3201 or permission of instructor.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS)
Language Requirement Satisfies Option 1.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASRC 3101

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7806NES 3202  SEM 101