Developed in conjunction with the Arabic Flagship Program at Indiana University, this intensive, immersive, comprehensive course is for students who have intermediate proficiency in Arabic and want to further develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. It is equivalent to the 3rd-Year curriculum in the Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University.
Students who complete the course successfully will reach a proficiency of Intermediate High/Advanced Low or better in Modern Standard Arabic, and can expect to develop conversational speaking proficiency in Egyptian or Levantine dialect (student choice). They will able to function easily in an Arabic-speaking environment. They will be able to understand materials, including news, videos, podcasts, chats, stories, etc. with ease, and to interact confidently with native speakers.
The program deepens student understanding of Arab culture through authentic materials and media, as well as Arabic-language activities, structured interactions with the local Arab community.
For students who wish to improve their dialect-specific conversational skills, the Workshop offers optional online summer mini-courses in Darija, Masri, and Shami.
Description of the video:
(0:02:00 - 0:05:00) Ahlan Wa Sahlan Ya Shabab, my name is Islam,
(0:05:00 - 0:07:05) I am an Egyptian from Alexandria.
(0:07:05 - 0:12:20) I teach Arabic for the third year in the summer language workshop at Indiana University.
(0:12:20 - 0:21:05) I'm so excited and craving for this summer, and I hope you are too.
(0:21:05 - 0:24:18) Insha’Allah, we will have many things this summer,
(0:24:18 - 0:30:14) so I expect you to come to this summer
(0:30:14 - 0:34:18) with all your energy, vitality, and passion, Insha’Allah.
(0:34:18- 0:38:18) We will study from Alkitaab, in addition to that,
(0:38:18 - 0:42:18) we will have readings and listenings from outside Alkitaab
(0:42:18 - 0:46:18) to improve our skills in reading and listening,
(0:46:18 - 0:50:18) We have an Egyptian TV series,
(0:50:18 - 0:55:18) we will discuss through this series some subjects that
(0:55:18 - 0:59:18) concern the Arab culture and Egyptian culture particularly.
(0:59:18 - 1:04:18) We will listen to songs in various Arabic dialects.
(1:04:18 - 1:11:12) We will have discussions and conversations with our classmates,
(1:11:12 - 1:14:20) and we will also have writings.
(1:14:20 - 1:18:14) all of this will, of course, require us to study new vocabulary,
(1:18:14 - 1:21:16) and also study new grammar
(1:21:16 - 1:30:14) and learn new strategies help us to comprehend the authentic materials in Arabic, Insha’Allah,
(1:30:14 - 1:37:01) in addition to that, we will have weekly cultural activities and clubs,
(1:37:01 - 1:45:01) and the aim of all of this is to immerse and plunge ourselves in the Arab culture
(1:45:01 - 1:52:00) to reach the intermediate-high sublevel by the end of this summer Insha’Allah
(1:52:00 - 1:57:13) or Insha’Allah Insha’Allah the advanced level in Arabic.
(1:57:13 - 2:05:13) I am really looking forward and craving to meet you this summer Insha’Allah,
(2:05:13 – 2:11:05) see you then, Alf Shokr wa Alf Salam.