This AFL course is designed as an introduction for non-native speakers of Arabic. In this course, the student is introduced to Arabic through a variety of activities which develop communicative competence: oral drills, conversations, creative dialogues and written compositions, reading and text handling, visuals and television advertisements, games and class discussions. The student is introduced to Arabic culture and life through a situational approach and a wide range of media presentations. Students will develop their abilities in the four skill areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking. Arabic script is introduced at the beginning of the first quarter and will be used exclusively during the second semester.