Beginning Modern Standard Arabic – syllabus
ARAB1003-1503 / 3 credits)
Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic – syllabus
(ARAB2003-2503 / 3 credits / 45 hours)
Advanced Modern Standard Arabic – syllabus
(ARAB3003-3503 / 3 credits)
The Modern Standard Arabic course focuses on speaking, reading, and writing skills through classroom instruction, with additional opportunities for language learning with homestay families and on educational excursions. Students are placed in beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes, based on in-country evaluation, including oral proficiency testing. A short, non-credit introduction to Tunisian Colloquial Arabic is included in all language levels.
Intermediate French: French in Tunisian Contexts – syllabus
(FREN2003–2503 / 3 credits)
Advanced French: North African Francophone Literature – syllabus
(FREN3003–3503 / 3 credits)
This intensive course prepares students to use French in daily communication in Tunisia. Another major aim of the course is to facilitate access to the Tunisian host culture. Thus the course emphasizes the development of speaking and comprehension competencies. Reading and writing are also fostered, but chiefly to complement verbal proficiency and speech comprehension. Cultural context is built into the course. All of the four fundamental communicative skills of speech, comprehension, reading, and writing are imparted through traditional classroom instruction, field-based activities, and continuing homestay practice. Students are placed into appropriate language course levels based on estimated-ACTFL oral proficiency interviews and written exams (placement tests) conducted during orientation in Tunisia. The course is taught over nine weeks by highly experienced teachers who have specifically designed a reading manual for the learning needs unique to French students in Tunisia.