DC Internationals MESALI

Washington DC International School and Institute -- Foreign Language Classes, Morocco Cultural Trips, and Performances

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Arabic 2 Normal

starts 9/25, Tue/Thu 6:00PM—9:00PM
Academic Goals: 

Arabic 2 Normal, 60 hours, requires strong knowledge of all materials covered in MESALI Arabic 1 Normal and or its equivalent. Like the Intensive 90 hour course, this course will seriously challenge students, and provide an impressive wide-range of significant linguistic advancement in a short amount of time. In just 10-11 weeks, students will roughly achieve more than the knowledge, skills, and aptitude developed in 1.5 to 2 semesters spent at most four year universities, at merely a fraction of the cost. Students often take MESALI Intensive and Normal courses, in order to place into higher university language classes, to place out of language requirements and or prepare for language proficiency exams. This method provides university students more time to focus on other university requirements and courses, and saves students money.

Arabic 2 assumes a working knowledge of the alphabet, the present and past tenses, idafas, noun-adjective phrases and beyond. One should have a basic ability to read, write and speak basic sentences. Al-Kitaab will serve only as a supplemental text, in that, hand outs and lessons on the white boards will guide the class progress, while tailoring class to the students’ needs. One should not assume that Al-Kitaab chapters covered elsewhere will prepare students for the course. Please therefore write ross@dcinternationals.com to arrange an individualized assessment and subsequent proper placement.

In addition to the material passed out at each class, there will be thorough classroom conversation. The students will be expected to purchase the course materials. Starting in the second class, each student will make a presentation to the class. There will be weekly quizzes, to reflect vocabulary acquisition and grammar.