"Course Description: This course is a modern standard Arabic course designed for students with some Arab culture or language background. Students with no background need to take 1A, 1B, and 2A in order to take this course. Students who have language background but have not studied with ReDefiners need to take an oral proficiency test with the instructor in order to register for this course. Through both a linguistic and culturally immersive student-centered environment and performance-based teaching method, students in this course will develop confidence in their ability to communicate and function autonomously in Arabic. This course incorporates five modes of communication (Interpretive listening & reading, interpersonal communication & presentational speaking & writing) while encouraging transferable skills such as, collaboration, computer literacy, formal presentations using PowerPoint, public speaking, development of sociocultural skills, career exploration and self-reflection as a means to self-assessment & improvement. *Elementary students and older: public speaking, development of sociocultural skills; *Middle school students and older: computer literacy, formal presentations using PowerPoint, career exploration Topics: Review Unit 1: Greetings and Introductions Essential Question: Who am I and who are you? Lessons: 1. Say Hello to the Arab World 2. Middle Eastern Greetings 3. Where I Live 4. Mine and Yours 5. My Family 6. What I Like 7. He, She, and We 8. Things My Family Likes 9. I Can Count 10. Family Presentations Unit 2: Khayameya Essential Question: What shapes, patterns, and colors are found in traditional Arabic artwork? Lessons: 1. Khayameya Colors 2. Clap Three Times 3. Shapes 4. Big and Small 5. Alif 6. Creating a Flag 7. Arabesque Art 8. How Many? 9. My Plate Pattern 10. Arabesque Plate Presentations Total No. of Weeks: 17 No classes on 3/14 & 3/21"