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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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Italian Language Skills I (0140104) (3 credit hours)
The course is offered for students with no knowledge of Italian.  It aims at the development of the skills for basic communicative interaction by teaching practical phonetics, grammar, vocabulary and culture related to daily life and familiar situations.  Listening activities and conversation comprise the course's core activities. 

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Italian Skills 2 (0140105) (3 credit hours)
This course enriches Italian skills (1) by doing more demanding activities such as reading longer passages, and doing audio-visual exercises in the language labs. 

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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 (0110099)  ( 3 Credit Hours)

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Arabic Skills 101 (0110101)  ( 3 Credit Hours)

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Arabic Skills 102 (0110102)  ( 3 Credit Hours)

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