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On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:· recognize, write and correctly pronounce the Arabic alphabet as well as understand the diacritic marks
(al-harakaat) that affect the pronunciation of certain vowels and consonants · acquire a basic vocabulary · understand and ask simple questions · communicate in Arabic about simple familiar
subjects · use greetings· introduce themselves: family and background, interests · read short texts and write simple texts about familiar topics · recognize simple grammatical constructions
and use them

Arabic for Beginners I Dalarna University

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    • 3.4, 92 Ratings

On successful completion of the course, students will be able to:· recognize, write and correctly pronounce the Arabic alphabet as well as understand the diacritic marks
(al-harakaat) that affect the pronunciation of certain vowels and consonants · acquire a basic vocabulary · understand and ask simple questions · communicate in Arabic about simple familiar
subjects · use greetings· introduce themselves: family and background, interests · read short texts and write simple texts about familiar topics · recognize simple grammatical constructions
and use them

Customer Reviews

3.4 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

SFPixie ,

Useful in combination with an immersion course

I am currently studying Arabic using a "total immersion" course, which teaches the language by giving you example words and sentences, without ever giving translations or grammar rules or any of those things. Because Arabic grammar is profoundly different from European languages, it is almost impossible to infer the rules only from examples. This course gives a good summary of the rules, with a number of examples. There are numerous problems with the production values, including poor audio (speaking too softly and also moving the microphone), numerous typos in both the English and the Arabic text, extraneous material appearing on screen (several times, an Internet Explorer window pops onto the screen for no reason), plus the fact that the lessons are out of order and #10 is inexplicably missing. However, I still found it very useful in understanding the basics of Arabic grammar after three months in an immersion course. Just click on the heading to sort the lessons by Title to put them in correct sequence.

Hanan-qtr ,

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Really good lessons

kiiks52 ,

Not useful as stand alone material

I thought this was a course for elementary Arabic. It is, but the iTunes U material is only the grammar lessons portion. You will need to create your own vocab lists, make your own homework assignments, etc. The instructor does not include any of this on the videos. Also, because you are starting blind and a bit lost from the direction of the class, the grammar lessons can then be a bit daunting to try to make sense of and remember. Would be much better if more of this course was included online..

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