Language Ab Initio (SL only)
Prerequisites: Up to 2 Years HS Acquisition Arabic
Offered at SL only, Arabic ab initio is a language acquisition course designed for students with no previous experience in — or very little exposure to — the Arabic language. In this course students develop their receptive, productive and interactive skills while learning to communicate in Arabic in familiar and unfamiliar contexts. Students develop the ability to communicate through the study of language, themes and texts. There are five prescribed themes: identities, experiences, human ingenuity, social organization and sharing the planet. While the themes are common to both language ab initio and language B, the language ab initio syllabus additionally prescribes four topics for each of the five themes, for a total of 20 topics that must be addressed over the two years of the course.