• Welcome to Arabic 101

    Course Frame Work

    Developed by S. Kurzban  2015-2016


    Arabic Level I Content

    Arabic Speaking Countries

    Algeria /Bahrain

    Chad /Comoros

    Djibouti /Egypt

    Iran /Iraq

    Yemen /Jordan

    Kuwait /Lebanon

    Libya /Mauritania

    Morocco /Oman

    Qatar /Saudi Arabia

    Somalia /Sudan

    Syria /Tunisia

    United Arab Emirates

    Israel /Eritre

    Maldivs (Maldivian Dhivehi script derived from Arabic)

    Academic Content Standards

    I Communication                      

    • Greet, make introductions, say where they are from
    • Describe likes and dislikes
    • Discuss family members and relationships
    • Say how often do you do something
    • Asking and telling time
    • Talking about people and places
    • Describe classes, classroom objects and schoolenvironment & surroundings
    • Expressing feelings and emotions
    • Talking on the phone
    • Discussing sports
    • Talking about cloths, shoes and accessories
    • Describing the weather
    • Stating preferences and opinions
    • Asking, seeking for and providing directions
    • Choosing and using modes of transportation
    • Making purchases and bargaining
    • Talking about shopping
    • Describing Situations


    II Cultures                        

    • Learn about Family and last names
    • Learn about traditional holidays
    • Learn about Arabic print media
    • Learn about Arabic music and dance
    • Learn about Arabic countries, populations andproducts
    • Learn about Henna in the Arabic world
    • Learn about traditional arts, crafts andagriculture
    • Learn about bargaining in a market place


    III Connections                                         

    • Connecting to Social Studies: Arabic traditionsand celebrations and those of other communities in the U.S
    • Connecting to Math: Discussing Al-Khwarizmi’s mathematicalcareer and his contribution to Algebra
    • Calculating prices in other currencies as well asdiscussing Celsius scale in the Arab World
    • Connecting to Health: Researching the nutritionalvalues of Middle Eastern foods


    IV Comparisons                                                    

    • Comparing unique architectural forms
    • Comparing unique music forms & instruments
    • Comparing important religious holidays andtraditional holidays
    • Comparing historical areas in Egypt
    • Comparing music and dance in Morocco
    • Comparing tourist attractions in Saudi-Arabia,Egypt, and Morocco
    • Comparing modes of transportation
    • Comparing shopping in the Arab markets


    V Communities                                                                                        

    • Using Arabic in Arabic Speaking communities forleisure
    • Using Arabic in the workplace
    • Using Arabic to help others
Last Modified on January 8, 2018