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ARBC 212: Colloquial Egyptian Arabic

In this course we will focus on acquiring conversational and listening comprehension skills, and building vocabulary in Egyptian Arabic, the spoken dialect of Egypt and one of the most widely understood dialects across the Arab world. Building upon the foundation of Modern Standard Arabic, we will focus upon points of grammatical and semantic convergence and divergence, and work to develop strategies for fluidly navigating our ways between and within these two linguistic registers. We will study the language systematically, but we will also incorporate a range of written and audiovisual materials--music, films, television and web series--as well as other popular culture from the region. Prerequisite: Arabic 205 or equivalent
6 credits; NE; Offered Spring 2022; S. Ramadan