More Information on Defense Language Institute Arabic Courses
The DLI Modern Standard Arabic Basic Course consists of eighteen volumes of 143 lessons, a volume on the sound system of Modern Standard Arabic, a volume on the Arabic writing system, an Instructor's Manual, a comprehension drills volume, a grammar notes volume, and an Arabic-English glossary. It was developed and produced by the US Defense Language Institute (DLI).
The course is designed for use in a full time training program consisting of six hours of instruction
each day, five days a week. For maximum effectiveness the, course should be taught by qualified Arabic language instructors who are educated... Read Full Description
The Arabic General courses contains 6 ebooks that cover a wide variety of topics. The books include:
ARABIC STANDARD COURSE ENGLISH GLOSSARY
This book contains a glossary of all sections of the Arabic Standard Course found on the Live Lingua Project.
ARABIC SOUND AND SCRIPT
This course in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) is designed primarily to develop the student's receptive skills (reading and listening comprehension). While the student will be exposed to production skills (writing and speaking) for motivation and reinforcement purposes, he will not be expected to attain ... Read Full Description
The DLI Arabic Cultural orientation course is designed to give the students a quick introduction tot he rich and diverse history of the Arabic speaking countries.
The course is made up of two audios that are about 40 minutes long. The Arabic audios go over some basic situations, and how to deal with them, that you may come across in the Middle East.
The audios are purposefully vague as the situations vary from country to country in the region and you may have to deal with different ethnicities with very different traditions.... Read Full Description
This book is a sequel to Elementary Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and assumes thorough mastery of the grammatical and lexical content of it on on oral as well as written level: i.e. by the time the student reaches this level, he should have active control of some 800 words and should be able to handle easily the basic grammatical structures of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).
Though similar in outlook and basic premises to mass, Modern Standard Arabic, Intermediate level, (IMSA) views "intermediate", contrary to t; widespread use of the tern as a second semester or a second year course conducted along the same lin... Read Full Description
These ebooks are meant to be used in compliment with the SOLT Arabic course material. They contain additional in exercises and audios that will help you firm up the Arabic material you learned in each of the modules of the main Arabic SOLT course.... Read Full Description
The Arabic language taught in this SOLT course belongs to the Semitic branch of languages developed by the nomadic people of the Arabian Peninsula. It is related to ancient languages such as Phoenician, Akkadian, Canaanite, and Aramaic, as well as Ethiopic and Hebrew. However, Arabic is far and away the most widely spoken Semitic language today and is the national language of roughly 120 million inhabitants of North Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Syria,
Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq. It is also spoken in smaller Arab communities and enclaves throughout the world.
Modern Arabic is divided into a standard or cl... Read Full Description
As students of the SOLT Arabic (MSA) courses, you will need new insights and comprehensive cross-discipline skills to meet the increasingly complex issues, assignments, and challenges of the global conflicts you may find yourself in. As Special Operations soldiers, you need an intensive language program that accelerates your multi-language requirements and, in turn, enhances your career to match the rapid speed of changes.
This language program can help you gain the added credentials and valuable learning that you need to advance in your career and provide the specializations needed, which can immediately put ... Read Full Description
One of the most effective teaching methods is the Communicative Approach. Tasked-based learning (TBL) requires students to engage in interaction in order to fulfill a task and involves differentiating, the ability to sequence, and problem-posing activities involving learners and teachers in some joint selection.
Tasks are a feature of everyday life. We all have things we need or want to do. We have specific purposes and goals in mind, and we use specific competencies to complete the tasks. In daily life, a task might be shifting a wardrobe from one room to another or planning the budget for the next financial ... Read Full Description