ARAB 122 Arabic II • 5 Cr.


Continues ARAB 121. Prerequisite: ARAB 121 or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Correctly use most of the basic forms and grammatical structures of Modern Standard Arabic, including pronouns, noun-verb agreement, the parts of speech, numbering system, past and present tenses, the comparative form, the negative form
  • Comprehend the basic verbal and nominal structures of Arabic sentences, correctly conjugating verbs in past, present, and future tenses. Formulate complex sentences in Arabic in writing, comprehend them when spoken, and converse with adequate vocabulary on topics such as university life, home life, hobbies, and music using both affirmative and negative sentences
  • Use the Nisba adjective and the Nisba cases of the noun to talk about nationality and origins and to describe feelings and moods. Use the Idafa construction to differentiate between possessing inanimate and animate (brother, sister, pets, etc.) objects
  • Correctly use possessive, demonstrative and independent pronouns, in their singular and plural forms
  • Deduce meaning from new words based on their verb root. Describe basic differences between Arab culture and American and day-to-day details of life in the Middle East