Intermediate Standard Arabic
Fall 2022 - Class would be a lot better if it was not on zoom -- it is very hard to learn spoken Arabic on zoom! She is a caring and cheerful person and is always available to help outside of class. In-class work can be disorganized and unhelpful sometimes, but this is mostly because it is on zoom. Would recommend, but only if you are highly interested in putting in the work outside of class time.
Sadly, Abeer is basically the only professor teaching the Arabic language classes at UCLA. Her class was so unorganized, unclear and poorly taught classes I have ever taken at UCLA. When explaining grammar, if a question was asked in English 4 times out of 5 she would not understand or answer the question correctly. If you asked more questions, she would begin to take it personally, getting seemingly infuriated with the student asking the question. Also, Al-Kitaab is probably one of the worst books to learn Arabic from, at least at the Intermediate level and above. Overall, UCLA has a strong Arabic program, but teaching adjuncts like Abeer sadly do not reflect that fact.