The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Rothberg International School
Department of Undergraduate Studies
Office Hours: By Appointment
During the course students will learn the conjugation of the verbs, declension of the nouns and the prepositions and will acquire a large vocabulary from different fields of daily life. Attention will be given to listening comprehension and to active use of the spoken dialect. The students will also improve their listening and comprehension skills by following and engaging with short, up-to-date and easy to digest videos of online TV shows and entertainment programs as well as songs. The varied media content in CA is accompanied with vocabulary, transcripts and full translation.
- Acquaintance, self-presentation and greetings
- Proverbs and other expressions
- Family and kinship terminology
- Languages and nationalities
The teaching will be based on Yohanan Elihay’s, Speaking Arabic, books I and II, and on the two CD’s accompanying these books.
1- Yohanan Elihay, Speaking Arabic (books) 492.7 E42
2- Yohanan Elihay, Speaking Arabic (CD) 492.7 E42
3- Yohanan Elihay, The Olive Tree Dictionary DIC. A:E E426
Additional book and dictionary:
4- Omar Othman, Let’s Speak Arabic 492.7 O87
5- Omar Othman and Thomas Neu: Qaamuus ilQuds.
A Dictionary of the Spoken Arabic of Jerusalem DIC. E:A O87