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Arabic 1


Year 2024 – 2025

Monday, September 9, 2024 – Friday, May 16, 2025


Fixed-Pace Course





This course introduces students to the language and cultures of the Arabic-speaking world. Through lessons, guided practice, hands-on activities and collaborative projects, students will build their communication skills, storehouse of everyday vocabulary, confidence reading and writing in the Arabic script, and facility with basic grammatical patterns and concepts. By the end of this course, students will be able to conduct short conversations with another speaker on a general topic. Throughout, geographical and cultural explorations provide a foundation for understanding and appreciation of the rich heritage of the Arabic speaking world.

Completion of this course requires regular access to a laptop or desktop computer with working microphone and webcam, as well as a reliable internet connection.

This Fixed-Paced course incorporates a blend of synchronous and asynchronous elements. Students and teacher meet live via zoom on a regular weekly schedule. In addition, students complete coursework including guided readings, interactive videos, text and video-based discussion threads, problem sets, individual and collaborative projects, and so on. While these activities are time-flexible, teachers sequence them with weekly deadlines to help students keep on track and encourage and support the development of productive time management skills.


Subject Area



Credit Type

Middle, Upper

Do you attend a CLI partner school?

Yes, No


Fixed-Pace Course