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Remedial English (0130099) 3 credit hours
This is an integrated-skills course for students who do not pass EPT, and is designed to develop their language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. A variety of topics, teaching materials, and activities keep the students interested and motivated.

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English Skills I( 0130101) 3 credit hours
This course focuses on refining students' communication skills. It introduces them to more advanced English structures, functions, and vocabulary. It also provides them with extensive training both in reading and listening comprehension. 

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English Skills II (0130102) (3 credit hours)
This is a continuation of English skills I with emphasis on continued improvement of general English skills and critical skills within the context of reading and writing skills development.  Students are expected to read, understand and analyze original texts in a wide range of topics.  They are also expected to write well-organized paragraphs and short essays.

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English Skills III (0130103) (3 credit hours)
English skill 103 is an advanced intermediate course.It focuses on developing listening ,reading,speaking and writing skills through an integrated approach.It aims at providing students with the tools to be effective communicaters in English.

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French Language Skills I (0140101) (3 credit hours)
This course introduces students to the basic skills of French. The teaching material provides guided learning and usage of vocabulary, basic grammatical structures, short reading passages, and short listening exercises.  

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Hebrew Language Skills I (0140106) (3 credit hours)

This course introduces students to the basic language skills of Hebrew with emphasis on structure and vocabulary in the context of short reading passages followed by relevant exercises. 

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Chinese Skills (1) ( 0140109) ( 3 Credit Hours)
This course introduces the basic language skills of Chinese for beginners. It contains Chinese alphabets, vocabulary, pronunciation and structures. 

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Chinese Skills (2) (  0140110)  ( 3 Credit Hours)
This course is a continuation of Chinese Skills (1). It focuses on providing students with advanced vocabulary, the way it is written and pronounced to enable students to use general language skills and improve their basic oral skills with the help of visual and communication means. It also concentrates on listening and speaking exercises which are the most important means of communication. 

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Remedial Arabic (0114099)  ( 3 Credit Hours)

This course aims at students' acquisition of the basic skills that pose particular problems among students. These basic skills include reading, structure and writing. The reading skill is taught through texts that students should read properly, considering the punctuation marks. The structure skill is taught by an elaborated explanation of the Arabic sentence structure with reference to verbal and nominal sentences. This skill focusses on sentence structure and the various characteristics that change the sentence syntax such as modals, auxiliary verbs, the accusatives and definitives.

The writing skill sheds light on students' major spelling problems, like the rules of Al- Hamza, the closed and open taa, silent letters and un-phonetic alphabets.

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Arabic Skills 101 (0114101)  ( 3 Credit Hours)

This course is a textual application of the four Arabic language skills, reading, writing, listening and conversation to enhance the usage of Arabic standard language in different domains. This course aims at teaching students how to read Arabic texts and analyse their direct and indirect content and how to formulate phrases, structures and sentences in various linguistic contexts. This course focusses on students' proficiency of the appropriate writing tools, enabling him/ her to produce linguistic texts devoid of structural , spelling or grammatical mistakes . This course trains students to produce a profound cognitive dialogue using the essential linguistic connections  to convey a desirable message. This course also pays attention to enhancing students' elocution potentials  of both performance and sound capacity in producing communicative speeches and to train students to comprehend and analyses audio scripts, re-producing them in a proper language.

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Arabic Skills 102 (0114102)  ( 3 Credit Hours)

This course aims at developing the cognitive awareness and performance application of Arabic through its four skills, reading, writing, listening and conversation to make Arabic standard language a genuine tool in all domains, promoting students to explore the Arabic reading texts, deep structure in a proper language. This course focusses on students' proficiency of the appropriate witting tools, enabling him/her to produce linguistic texts devoid of structural, spelling or grammatical mistakes. This course trains students to produce a profound cognitive dialogue using the essential linguistic connections to convey a desirable message and to comprehend and analyze audio scripts, reproducing them in a proper language.

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