without what the teacher says or respond in writing to questions -indicating comprehension)(2) Pronunciation (students will be asked to read out loud a smallgroup of sentences)(3) Speaking (students will be asked to respond to a number of questions)
Final Exam (60%)
It will be similar in format to previous written exams. It will be onall chapters covered in the textbooks.Communication (participation/homework/etc) (20%):Students will have to hand in homework when requested, participate inclass activities and group work, and carry out additional task outsidethe classroom as indicated by the instructor.
Regular class attendance is important in students’ deve
loping goodcommunicative skills, and in maximizing their exposure to Arabiclanguage, the following attendance policy for this course will becarried out. Attendance will be taken daily. Each student will beallowed 3 unexcused absences during the semester. Any student withmore than 3 unexcused absences at the end of the semester, will havetheir final grade automatically lowered 2% for each absence. Excused
absences include only personal medical excuses, and it’s your
responsibility to provide the instructor with sufficient informationto verify this (Doctor's name and phone #). It is not the instructor'sresponsibility to excuse unexcused absences. Unless you have averifiable medical excuse, it counts as one of your unexcusedabsences. Any exception to the rule must be addressed to the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
It is extremely important that you practice writing, reading, speakingand hearing spoken Arabic. Class attendance is necessary, and that'swhy class time will be spent primarily practicing the language. Groupactivities will be organized to enable each student to participate inthese activities.Please, if you are having problems with the course feel free to go to
your instructor’s office hours as often as you need.
You are better off studying each day, understanding, and practicing asyou go along. Only so much can be grasped in one sitting. Make effort