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Fall 2018-2019
* ARA 307   No Audit

Egyptian Colloquial Arabic

Tarek F. Elsayed

An introduction to the spoken dialects of Egypt, particularly of Cairo. Students in this course are assumed to have a functional, working knowledge of classical Arabic, and the course will focus on developing the ability to use conversational language in common, everyday situations.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Assignments will focus on reading (fewer than 50 pages per week) and reviewing materials developed by the instructor as well as watching a variety of Egyptian colloquial materials on the internet.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Paper in lieu of Final - 20%
Quizzes - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%
Other (See Instructor) - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
A minimum of two years study of Modern Standard Arabic (equivalent to completion of ARA 107) or NES permission..

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20501 C01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T Th   Frist Campus Center   212   Enrolled:11 Limit:12