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.