This course is for novice learners who have no prior experience with the language. It introduces the Arabic Alphabet using Alif Baa textbook, and covers units 1-10. This course focuses on writing, pronunciation and reading basics. It exposes the learner to the differences in register between formal and spoken Arabic. By the end of this course students should be able to read and write basic structures in Arabic. Moreover, students will be able to introduce themselves, and talk about their direct environment in simple, memorized expressions.