This is an intermediate level course in Arabic. Similar to its prerequisite ARAB 112, the course follows the same philosophy of integrating Modern Standard Arabic and spoken Arabic to reflect the language as used by native speakers. The course continues building upon the linguistic foundations started in ARAB 111, and ARAB 112 and aims at developing the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing through two graded levels: for the first half of the semester (the first 8 weeks), you will study topics that are centered around your daily life and activities. The second half of the semester takes you to a more advanced level where you will discuss topics that are moved away from the self and more of a general nature like the history and geography of the Arab world, education, etc. You will also be reading longer passages (250-350 word), writing on the paragraph level, listening to longer texts, and producing longer conversations. In addition, the course continues the practice of introducing Arab society, history, and culture. Overall, the course aims at improving students' linguistic knowledge from the Novice to the Intermediate Mid level, according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines.