Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Radwa El Barouni

Radwa El Barouni


ARA 531L • Intensive Arabic Vi

40520 • Spring 2016
Meets MF 11:00AM-12:00PM JES A203A

This course takes students from the study of language through culture to the study of culture through language as the focus gradually shifts from exercises and drills to discussion of reading and listening texts. The course aims to push students toward the cultural and linguistic competence of educated native speakers, and allows for students to incorporate their own areas of research into the class. Not open to native speakers of Arabic.

Grading Policy

To be provided by instructor.


Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya Part II.

ARA 531K • Intensive Arabic V

40375 • Fall 2015
Meets MF 12:00PM-1:00PM MEZ 2.118

This course is the fifth semester of intensive Arabic language instruction and is not open to native speakers of Arabic.


Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi:  Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya Part Two with DVDs 


To be provided by instructor.

ARA 611C • Intensive Arabic II

40370 • Spring 2015
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM MEZ 2.118

This course builds communicative skills in formal and colloquial Arabic as well as Arab culture through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities in and outside of class. The course focuses on Intermediate level tasks and topics, which involve daily life, as well as developing efficient reading strategies and listening skills. At the end of the semester students should expect to have reached Intermediate proficiency, to be able to communicate with others about daily life topics and understand simple texts on familiar topics, and to have an active vocabulary of approximately 600 words. In addition to daily reading, listening, and writing homework, the course requires participation in group work in class, presentations, quizzes, and tests. Students should expect to spend at least two hours of homework daily. Requirements also include active participation in group work during class, and occasional presentations, quizzes, and tests. Not open to native speakers of Arabic.


To be provided by instructor.


Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya I, Dictionary of Modern Arabic, Wehr/Cowan

Course Meeting Times:

This course meets M-F. Please check the online course schedule for the TTH meeting times.

ARA 601C • Intensive Arabic I

41440 • Fall 2014
Meets MWF 8:00AM-9:00AM MEZ 1.206

This course is the first semester of intensive Arabic language instruction. Not open to native speakers of Arabic. Heritage speakers of Arabic and students who have studied Arabic before must contact the language placement coordinator for a placement test before beginning this course.


Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Alif Baa:  Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds 3rd edition

Brustad, Al-Batal, Al-Tonsi: Al-Kitaab fi Ta'allum al-Arabiyya: Part One with DVDs 3rd edition student access key 

Available at Austin TXbooks (Beat the Bookstore) at 2116 Guadalupe St.


To be provided by instructor.

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