- Department of Arabic
Acting head of the Arabic Department is Dr. Khaireddin Abdulhadi - Assistant Professor.
The Arabic Department began teaching Arabic as one of the university’s requirement courses as of the beginning of the first semester of the academic year 2008/2009. The number of faculty members in the department is three professors, in addition to a number of part-time lecturers, who also hold a degree in Arabic language and sciences. Since the academic year 2010/2011 the department started offering the following Arabic courses: Arabic (99) and Arabic as a foreign language (AFL 99). In the future, the department aims to provide an independent academic specialty under the name: Arabic for applied purposes.
Arabic (99) Course Description
This course aims to develop student's ability to read, comprehend, literary analyze, grammatically analyze, linguistically analyze, poetically analyze, and rhetorically analyze texts properly. The course also includes a selection of Arabic literature in poetry and prose representing different literary ages, in addition to several common forms of writing such as: scientific article, news article, and others.
Arabic (100) Course Description
This course aims to improve the student’s competence in the various linguistic skills in terms of: reading, comprehension, and taste. This is achieved through the study of selected texts with many implications that raise issues in spelling, grammar, composition, meaning, and inference, and the use of an old and modern thesaurus
Arabic as a foreign language (AFL 99)
This course provides students with a facilitated approach for learning Arabic as a foreign language. The course enables them to become acquainted with an ample range of knowledge with regard to the four basic language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking in a manner that will make the student able to understand basic Arabic words and sentences in a clear and correct comprehension.
Language Proficiency Test
The Arabic department holds a test that assesses the student’s language competence before starting his/her studies. The test is held once at the beginning of each semester. Consequently, the results of this test determine whether the student should enroll in a pre-requisite course before enrolling Arabic (100).
The department seeks to provide educational materials to help students improve their language abilities. The department aims to compose an Arabic teaching book in line with the general objectives of the university and is in pace with the various student disciplines. This is all based on the perception of the language as a group of tasks when mastered and practiced lead to the mastering and use of the language in a proper manner.