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The beginning level is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Arabic. Students in the elementary level are introduced to Arabic Alphabet and a few additional grammatical rules. Students in this level are also exposed to Arab culture, Arabic songs and classical sources. Card games and working in groups are used to assist in a better absorption of the material taught in class.The beginning level is designed for students with no prior knowledge of Arabic. Students in the elementary level are introduced to Arabic Alphabet and a few additional grammatical rules. Students in this level are also exposed to Arab culture, Arabic songs and classical sources. Card games and working in groups are used to assist in a better absorption of the material taught in class.Students are expected to spend between four and five hours outside of the class working on assignments and preparing for next day's class.

The Elementary II level  is a continuation of MSA-Elementary I. Students will continue to expand on the four language skills; reading, writing, listening and speaking while acquiring additional basic structures and vocabulary.  This course of study is designed for students who have had some exposure to Arabic through an academic institution, through living for a period of time in an Arab country, or through private tutoring in the language. Students at this level typically come from different backgrounds, have studied using different textbooks, and have different levels of proficiency. In this level, instruction of grammar is conducted in English. Discussions and dialogs are conducted in Arabic. Students in this level are exposed to the verb system (verb groups 1-4), reading materials that  are of more depth than and length than those used in Level 1 and the writing assignments are more varied and more demanding than Level 1. Vocabulary is based on the textbook and includes daily life topics such as: corresponding, travelling, school, family, Moslem History, etc.

Students in this level are also exposed to Arab culture, Arabic songs and classical sources, and are expected to spend between four and five hours outside of the class working on assignments and preparing for next day's class

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