United Arab Erimates, University City, Sharjah

Intensive Elementary Arabic I

when 27 May 2018 - 18 July 2018
language Arabic
duration 8 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee USD 6

Introduces the Arabic script, its phonology, basic vocabulary and grammar. Builds the foundations of the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) to expand knowledge of vocabulary and grammar. Fosters cultural awareness of the Arab world through the use of short texts and situational dialogues. Limited to non-native speakers of Arabic only.

Course leader

TBA in Spring 2018.

Target group

Non-native Arabic speakers entering at very elementary level.

Course aim

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: 1) Demonstrate knowledge of the sounds and shapes of the Arabic alphabet sequentially; 2) Comprehend words, sentences and readings in Arabic on a variety of topics; 3) Express basic courtesies, ask and answer simple everyday conversational questions in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA); 4) Form (in speaking and in writing) new sentences from combinations of vocabulary; 5) Demonstrate the ability to read Arabic paragraphs and short articles on a variety of topics; 6) Use efficiently high frequency colloquial expressions and vocabulary; 7) Demonstrate an understanding of some of the cultural aspects of the Arab world.

Credits info

US Credits representing minimum of 90 contact hours in the classroom, plus approx. 30 hours of lab work time.

Fee info

USD 6: Includes instruction, housing, fees and excursions. The program fee does not include a refundable dorm deposit, meals, books, visa, travel costs, insurance or personal expenses.


American University of Sharjah (AUS) does offer scholarships or grants for this program.