Basic Conversation Tasks
Converse simply but successfully with native speakers of Arabic about self and family; order a meal, ask/give simple directions, and accomplish other basic tasks.
Demonstrate ability to socially interact with Arabs appropriately (control basic "God wishes," gender/status sensitive).
Distinguish and pronounce all Arabic sounds.
Written and Audio/Video Texts
Comprehend simple written and audio/video texts on familiar topics.
Composing Simple Personal Letters
Compose a simple personal letter.
Differences in Formal and Vernacular Arabic
Recognize and employ some of the differences between formal and vernacular Arabic.
Control foundational structures (iDaafa, noun/adjective phrase, basic sentence types, etc.).
Language Learning and Communicative Strategies
Employ key language learning and communicative strategies (e.g. use context and what one knows to infer themeaning of what one does not know).