What is Teaching Arabic Language and Children’s Literature Major?

In the Faculty of Education, students of Teaching Arabic Language and Children’s Literature are prepared to teach Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 classes of basic education. The major enables them to employ the use of language to develop students’ abilities in oral and written comprehension, and to train them to use the most recent methods in the different field of teaching Arabic language.

Graduates of Teaching Arabic Language and Children’s Literature acquire appropriate competencies and employ them using diverse learning or educational positions. They are able to set plans for the educational process in a professional manner, and to implement them by adopting innovative and interactive strategies in different positions.

Expected outcomes

By the end of their studies, students shall be able to:

  • Objectively analyze and implement lesson plans in the subject of specialty.
  • Plan for the educational unit and class, taking into consideration all necessary elements (activities and educational means) in accordance with the objectives of the subject.
  • Own a good command of Arabic Language arts: Reading, writing, listening, and expressing.
  • Use learning strategies in different aspects (30 strategies).
  • Distinguish between the different sciences of Arabic language, derive their characteristics and methods of implementation as an educational-learning unit.
  • Use different evaluation tools to detect the extent of understanding and comprehension of the learner for the purpose of providing feedback.
  • Distinguish the characteristics of poetic and prose in children texts.
  • Analyze the content of the piece of literature (Poetry or Prose) presented to the Arab child and evaluate its appropriateness.
  • Be proficient in the art of poetry performance and storytelling, and able to orally theatricalize poetry and stories using technical means.

Select the most suitable means by which they can introduce children literature texts.

Fields of work

Graduates of Teaching Arabic Language and Children’s Literature are qualified to teach subjects of Arabic language in Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 classes of basic education in both private and public schools.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

The Department of Teaching Arabic Language and Children’s Literature at USAL provides students with necessary needs to graduate in a period of 3 years minimum, based on the adopted curriculum which consists of different courses constituting about 97 credits. The courses are distributed over 6 academic semesters: Fall and Spring of each academic year. They include general major requirements and other requirements specific to Arabic language. These are:

University Requirements 12 Credits
Core Courses 42 Credits
Concentration Courses 31 Credits
General Elective Courses 6 Credits
Department Elective Courses 6 Credits
Total Number of Credits 97 Credits

Study program and Credits

University Requirements (12 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit Hours

ENGL 201

English Communication Skills I

 

3 credits

ENGL 202

English Communication Skills II

ENGL 201

3 credits

ARAB 201

Arabic Communication Skills I

 

3 credits

ARAB 202

Arabic Communication Skills II

ARAB 201

3 credits

Core Courses (42 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit Hours

EDUC 210

Psychology of Development

 

3 credits

EDUC 211

Health Education

 

3 credits

EDUC 212

Theories of Learning

 

3 credits

EDUC 310

Introduction to Educational Sociology

 

3 credits

EDUC 311

Action Research

 

3 credits

EDUC 312

Instructional Procedures

EDUC 212

EDUC 315

3 credits

EDUC 313

Learning Difficulties

 

3 credits

EDUC 314

Citizenship Education

 

3 credits

EDUC 315

Measurement and Classroom evaluation

EDUC 212

3 credits

EDUC 316

Educational Technology I

 

3 credits

EDUC 317

Statistics in Education

EDUC 311

3 credits

EDUC 416

Educational Technology II

EDUC 316

3 credits

EDUC 490

Practicum I

 

3 credits

EDUC 491

Practicum II

EDUC 490

3 credits

Concentration Courses (31 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Prerequisite

Credit Hours

EDAR 302

Arabic Grammar

ARAB 202

3 credits

EDAR 405

Language Semiology

 

3 credits

EDAR 304

Social Studies I

ARAB 202

3 credits

EDAR 404

Social Studies II

EDAR 304

3 credits

EDAR 303

Children Literature I

ARAB 202

3 credits

EDAR 403

Children Literature II

EDAR 303

3 credits

EDAR 406

Methods of Teaching Arabic I

EDUC 312

EDAR 302

3 credits

EDAR 407

Methods of Teaching Arabic II

EDAR 406

3 credits

EDAR 408

Methods of Teaching Children Literature

EDUC 312

EDAR 403

3 credits

EDAR 409

Methods of Teaching Social Studies

EDUC 312

EDAR 404

3 credits

EDAR 491

Project

70 credits

EDUC 311

EDUC 317

CO EDUC 491

1 credit

Registration Requirements

  • Obtaining official Lebanese BACC II degree or any equivalent document.
  • Conducting a placement test in Arabic Language and one of two foreign languages (English or French).
  • Passing the academic orientation stage that determines the suitability of a student’s abilities and qualifications in accordance with the field of study.