Alif-Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds
by Brustad et al.
Al-Kitaab fi ta`allum al-`arabiyya by Brustad et al.
A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic (Wehr),
edited by J M. Cowan
In this course students will be introduced to two modes
of Arabic: the
“Standard” language based on the Classical Arabic of the
Qur’an, and a spoken version “colloquial” from the educated
classes of Egypt.
No one can be said to “know” Arabic unless both
types, “standard” and “colloquial”, have been mastered.
Unit 1, Alif-Baa
Unit 2, Alif-Baa
Exam, Units 1&2; Unit 3, Alif-Baa
Unit 4, Alif-Baa
Exam, Units 3&4; Unit 5, Alif-Baa
Unit 6, Alif-Baa
Exam, Units 5&6; Unit 7, Alif-Baa
Unit 8, Alif-Baa
Exam, Units 7 & 8; Unit 9, Alif-Baa
Unit 10, Alif-Baa; learning to use a dictionary
THANKSGIVING DAY – No Class Scheduled
Exam on Alif-Baa; Lesson 1, al-Kitaab
Lesson 2, al-Kitaab
learning a language, it is (infinitely?) better to work a little
each day than to cram on weekends or over large chunks of time.
“I’m not here to hand out bad grades” is one of my
mottos. Every effort
will be made to keep you all up to speed, that being one of the
luxuries of having a small class.