The general program for teaching Arabic to Non-Natives
This program is specially designed to teach Arabic and provide insights into the literature, culture, history, and politics of this part of the world. To this end, there exists a set of didactic goals the program is seeking to materialize:
Teaching students how to articulate, read, and write Arabic sounds (phonemes) as well as providing them with the lexicon, grammar, and structure necessary to develop the four language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Introducing students to the Arab community in general, and the Palestinian community in particular, in terms of its customs, traditions, geography, cultural and intellectual formation.
Furnishing students with useful information on Arab heritage and its literary, historical, and ethical elements.
Providing students with contemporary political, economical, and ecological terminology.
Providing students with the terminology necessary to understand Arabic language sciences: ilm al-nahw (‘the science of syntax’), ilm al-sarf (‘the science of morphology’), literature, rhetoric, and criticism.
Arousing students' interest in learning Arabic as well as building up their perception of its aesthetics.
The program's points of departure:
Students willing to study Arabic language & literature need to undergo four levels: