Thursday, December 21, 2006

Silly Item Of The Day

The Community College of Baltimore County has a new Arabic program but the following is unbelievably silly and such a waste of time

The majority of the course -- nearly two months -- is spent learning the Arabic alphabet and how to make sounds that go with it.

I spend 90 minutes on the Arabic Alphabet on the first day of class and then move on into the language. In two months, with the proper methods, you can take a language learner who is encountering the language for the first time to intermediate low or novice high levels congruent with ACTFL standards.