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Course description

Course description

Course Specifications


Level One

Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
111 DRB Islamic Culture 3 1
Course description
The student in this course studies the relationship between Islam as a religion and civilization and the Arabic language as a tool for spreading the religion and civilization. The student would also recognize the ways and methods of disseminating Islamic culture and Arabic language. The course includes training students in the preparation of typical mini-lessons on Islamic culture and its implementation in the classroom.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
112 DRB Second language learning theories 3 1
Course description
This course includes theories of second language learning, their origin, different aspects and trends of learning and its objectives and the factors that influence it alongside its components and linguistic, psychological and educational foundations. The course deals with the theory of language acquisition and the differences between acquisition of the first language and second language learning and the impact of the first language on second language. It also covers what acquisition and learning go through of circumstances and stages.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
113 DRB Applied Linguistics 2 1
Course description
This course provides an introduction to Applied Linguistics and deals with the definition of its nature, fields and branches, especially those relating to second language teaching and learning with a focus on issues related to teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. The course includes training students to conduct short research in the areas of Applied Linguistics, especially those relating to the dissemination of the Arabic language and its teaching to non-native speakers.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
114 DRB Sociolinguistics 2 1
Course description
This course deals with the foundations of sociolinguistics and its methods and areas relating to teaching a second language, especially those relating to linguistic variation, linguistic gradation and the language used to effectively manage the classroom. The course further deals with the relationship between structure and function and concept, language and age in addition to the social and cultural context of learning a second language as well as methods of employing these in teaching Arabic to non-native speakers.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
115 DRB Syllabus design 3 1
Course description
The student in this course studies the foundations of curriculum development and materials for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers. They know curriculum foundations and design with a focus on the criteria of preparing textbooks by addressing linguistic, educational, psychological, cultural aspects and how to employ them in addition to the technical aspects relating to producing educational material. Moreover, the students are trained on the preparation and design of some of the curricula and teaching materials using computer applications and the Internet.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
116 DRB Second language teaching methods 4 1
Course description
This course deals with the ways and methods of teaching a second language, including an introduction to the most important approaches in modern language learning and the linguistic, psychological and educational foundations upon which these approaches are built, especially with regard to the teaching skills and language elements. The course includes training students to acquire basic computer skills and learn applications related to second language teaching.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
117 DRB Practicum (1) 3 1
Course description
The student observes some of the lessons and prepare descriptive and evaluation reports on aspects relating to the teaching materials, technology and teaching aids alongside methods of teaching. The student also prepares and designs model mini-lessons and implements them.

Level Tow

Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
211 DRB linguistic analysis 4 2
Course description
The student in this course studies the foundations of linguistic analysis in terms of the phonic, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and stylistic aspects of the Arabic language in the light of modern linguistic studies and efforts of Arab linguists. The course includes practical exercises designed to deepen student's knowledge of the elements of language and develop their capacity of related skills.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
212 DRB Arabic lexicology 3 2
Course description
The student studies Arabic words in terms of its formation and lexical implications in addition to lexical idioms, synonyms and multiple meanings. The course also deals with the industry of lexicology in terms of the lexical basis for making dictionaries (especially bilingualism) as directly related to teaching of the second language. The student recognizes the most important concepts with a focus on Arab industry of dictionaries for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
213 DRB language testing 3 2
Course description
This course includes an introduction to measurement, evaluation, language test types, the foundations of test construction, and the specifications of the good test. The course trains students to design tests of language skills and elements and conduct some statistical operations.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
214 DRB Teacher skills 3 2
Course description
This course includes methods of training in-service teachers of Arabic to non-native speakers. It seeks to promote their skills, thinking and professional development in addition to cultural factors affecting language learning, thinking skills, learning strategies and dealing with the educational situations. This occurs through familiarizing teachers with the goals and theories of teacher training, vocational education and different views of the role of the teacher according to the theories of modern education, learning and training.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
215 DRB Second language teaching technologies 3 2
Course description
In this course, the student recognizes the means and educational technologies, their types, bases of their selection and use in teaching a second language. The course trains students on the use of computers and the Internet and its various applications in teaching Arabic as a second language as well as the design of certain teaching aids.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
216 DRB Practicum (2) 4 2
Course description
The student in this course prepares some mini-lessons, preparation of teaching material, teaching aids and test design and their discussion in the classroom. They also apply these through actual teaching and training process.

Course for training teachers of Arabic to non – native speakers

121 DRB        linguistic studies ( units : 4 )

  • A brief introduction to the field of linguistics .
  • it's branches especially those related to second language learning and teaching .
  • Topics related to phonetic , morphological and syntactic aspects of Arabic .

122 DRB     second language teaching methods ( units : 3 )

  • Ways and methods of second language teaching with emphasis on teaching skills ( listening , speaking , reading and writing ) and components .
  • Training on planning lessons and implementing them in the class .

123 DRB       syllabus design  ( unit's 3 )

  • The basis of syllabus design with emphasis on text – book design .
  • Training on designing some simple teaching materials using computer and internet applications .

124 DRB     language testing ( units : 3 )

  • Basics of testing and evaluation with emphasis on language testing and evaluation .

125 DRB     Technologies and teaching aids   ( units : 3 )

  • Introduction to various audio – visual aids for language teaching.
  • Training to design and prepare simple aids for teaching Arabic.
  • Using computer and internet applications in teaching Arabic to non – native speakers.

126 DRB   practicum

  • Students observe some on – going classes about which descriptive reports are written related to teaching material , aids,  and teaching methods.
  • Students also practice teaching curtain lessons where lessons plans , evaluation , using teaching aids , and testing are practiced.