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The Preliminary Course


 

 

Course number & code:

100 lang

Course Title:

Quranic Reciation

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

Prelim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course requires memorizing "Al-Fatiha" and reciting selected chapters from the Holy Quran whilst applying some Tajweed (Recitation) rules. The course also includes explanation of the meaning of difficult vocabulary and using the skills learnt in this subject to further develop the students linguistic and learning skills.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

101 lang

Course Title:

Listening Comprehension

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

Prelim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course includes listening to simple words and sentences taken from daily situations in the context of the linguistic skills and elements of the syllabus.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

103 lang

Course Title:

Reading

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

Prelim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course embodies very simple reading topics that meet the students' language needs. The students are also trained to associate between Arabic writing symbols and simple words, phrases and sentences. In addition, it includes an understanding of basic punctuation marks.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

104 lang

Course Title:

Writing

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

Prelim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course includes training students on the basics of mechanical writing and to inscribe the Arabic alphabet in the traditional handwriting (naskh) enabling the students to write simple words and sentences.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

105 lang

Course Title:

Structures

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

Prelim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course provides students with a selected number of basic morphological and grammatical structures. The students are trained to recognize, distinguish and apply these structures in a functional manner.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

106 lang

Course Title:

Vocabulary

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

Prelim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course provides students with a selected group of fundamental commonly used words, with particular emphasis on physical concrete words using a stratigical approach, such as understanding meaning of new word from the context, antonyms, synonyms … etc.    

 


 

 

Course number & code:

107 lang

Course Title:

Sounds

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

Prelim.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course trains students on Arabic Sounds on the levels of: recognition, discrimination and pronunciation and to associate between sounds and their written symbols with extra emphasis placed on difficult sounds.   

 


 

 

Level one


 

 

Course number & code:

112 lang

Course Title:

Conversation

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

This course comprises of selected topics that enable students to express themselves clearly and correctly. The course also includes some guided topics that are associated to situations that take place in common every day life. This course is related with the listening course (119 lang).

 


 

 

Course number & code:

113 lang

Course Title:

Intensive reading 1

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises of short reading texts that include simple vocabulary items, structures and meanings that evolve around topics that meet the students needs. The core of the course materials emanate from texts taught in listening and conversation. These reading texts are specially selected and strictly controlled.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

114 lang

Course Title:

Writing 1

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        In this course, the student is trained to write short texts in a variety of subjects. The student accomplishes this by writing short sentences and paragraphs which express his thoughts and feelings. Also this course trains the student to use the rules of dictation and script functionally.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

115 lang

Course Title:

Structures

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course enables the student to functionally use a number of selected morphological and grammatical structures; by recognizing, distinguishing and applying these structures.

The structures are extracted from texts already studied in listening, speaking and reading comprehension.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

116 lang

Course Title:

Vocabulary

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course provides students with the first 1.000 common used words. They are trained how to use them in a variety of situations. Emphasis is drawn on physical perceivable words which are easier to understand and can be used in a variety of contexts.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

117 lang

Course Title:

Sounds

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises of audio and vocal material to enable the students to perfect their pronunciation of the Arabic sounds and distinguish between sounds of similar articulation. The students also learn important aspects and phenomena of speech, such as intonation, stress and accent.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

118 lang

Course Title:

Quranic Reciation

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course requires memorizing chapters from the Holy Quran (Ash- sharh up to AL- Qarea) and reciting selected chaptes (Al- A'la up to Al- lail). The students are taught how to apply some of Tajweed (Recitation) rules in a functional manner and further develop their linguistic and learning skills.  

 


 

 

Course number & code:

119 lang

Course Title:

Listening 1

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course provides the students with a variety of listening materials that include short texts such as: dialogues, short stories and conversation associated to their every day lives. The material selected goes in harmony with course 112 (conversation).

 


 

 

Level two


 

 

Course number & code:

120 lang

Course Title:

Quranic Reciation 2

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course requires memorizing chapters from the Holy Quran (AL- Al'a up to Ad- Duha) and reciting some other selected chapters (An- Naba' up to At- Tariq) and acquainting students with some Tajweed rules (Noon&Tanween) in addition to a simplified interpretation to the overall meaning of the Qurani'c verses. The Quranic material is used to further develop the students linguistic skills in learning the Language skills.    

 


 

 

Course number & code:

127 lang

Course Title:

LISTENING 2

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course provides short and medium texts that include dialogues, stories, conversations, newscasts, radio and T.V programs suitable to the linguistic standard and experience of students .   

 


 

 

Course number & code:

122 lang

Course Title:

Oral Composition

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        In this course, the students are taught to express themselves orally and to actively participate in dialogues and discussions in selected topics.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

123 lang

Course Title:

Intensive Reading 2

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course is comprised of selected reading materials of medium length. These reading materials contain expressions, vocabulary and grammatical structures which suit the students level. The students are expected to understand the texts in depth. The students are also trained to read correctly, using a variety of activities and reading strategies.


 

 

Course number & code:

124 lang

Course Title:

Extensive Reading 2

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises of extensive or wider reading material. The students are expected to come to classroom having read the required portion of the texts, and discuss them in the classroom and answer questions which measure their comprehension. The simplicity of the text is taken into consideration when selecting the reading materials.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

125 lang

Course Title:

Written composition 2

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course trains the students to write in various topics of medium length. Some of these topics are restricted and others are free. Some of these topics are drawn from materials already studied. This course extends the students knowledge of rules of dictation, and also provides them with a brief introduction to theoretical spelling rules.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

126 lang

Course Title:

Grammar 1

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course enables the students to functionally use a umber of morphological and grammatical structures which were previously studied in other language skills such as listing, reading comprehension, and oral expression.         

 


 

 

Level three


 

 

Course number & code:

130 lang

Course Title:

Quranic Reciation 3

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course requires memorizing some chapters from the Holly Quran (An-Naba' up to Al-Tariq) and reciting some other chapters (Al-Jinn up to Al-Mursalat) and provide students with some Tajweed rules of the (Noon & Tanween). The course also offers a simplified interpretation to the overall meaning of Quranic verses and an explanation to some
Quranic vocabulary. The Quranic material is used to further develop the students' linguistic and learning skills.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

132 lang

Course Title:

Oral composition 2

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course enables the students to express themselves freely and talk about topics, either of their choice, or presented to for them. Some of these topics are connected with content previously studied. 

 


 

 

Course number & code:

133 lang

Course Title:

Intensive Reading 3

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course includes reading materials composed of various rather lang texts that contain abstract concepts dealing with a variety of suitable topics.    

 


 

 

Course number & code:

134 lang

Course Title:

Extensive Reading 2

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises of authentic reading materials, where the students are supposed to read on their own outside the classroom, and then will be asked to discuss the context with their teacher in class through questions and exercises that evolve around the general meaning of the texts. They are required to respond to questions that require critical reading and critical thinking.   

 


 

 

Course number & code:

135 lang

Course Title:

Written  composition 2

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course trains students to write various free topics. They also learn the basic techniques of writing and learn more about mechanical writing and Arabic calligraphy.      

 


 

 

Course number & code:

136 lang

Course Title:

Grammar 2

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        In this course, students study a number of grammatical and morphological rules theoretically and then they are asked to apply them practically. These rules are selected from texts that students have studied either in this  level or previous levels.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

137 lang

Course Title:

Islamic culture 1

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course seeks to enlighten the student with the foundations of the correct Islamic creed (Pillars of Iman) and selected Jurisprudential issues related to acts of warship ( Pillars of Islam) and general treatment and Islamic good conduct. The content of this topic is delivered in the Arabic language at a level suitable to the student. 

 


 

 

Course number & code:

138 lang

Course Title:

Selected Literary texts 1

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course contains selected classical texts chosen from different time periods. Student are acquainted with cultural, societal and artistic aspects implied in these texts. These texts are of different literary geners (i.e short stories, fiction, poetry and drama).

 


 

 

Course number & code:

139 lang

Course Title:

Listening 3

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description::

 

 

 

        This course comprises of listening to audio material from a variety of different sources of medium length. The material is selected from lectures, speeches, debates and other different situations.

         This material includes words and structures which the student has not previously encountered.

 


 

 

Level four


 

 

Course number & code:

140 lang

Course Title:

Listening 4

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises of a variety of listening materials that vary in length from medium to longer texts; including dialogues, stories, speeches, lectures and news bulletins. The students are trained to extract major and minor ideas as well as implicit explicit ideas. Some texts contain vocabulary and structures of expanded extensive nature. 

 


 

 

Course number & code:

143 lang

Course Title:

Written  composition 3

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course trains students to use basics of scientific writing and develop their skills in functional writing. The course also requires the students to write short essays and make summaries to selected articles.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

144 lang

Course Title:

Grammar 3

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course enables the student to functionally use a number of morphological and grammatical structures at an advanced level. These structures are studied theoretically and  the student is required to apply them practically.

        The selected structures are related to different texts which the student has already learnt.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

145 lang

Course Title:

Islamic Culture 2

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course enlightens the student with the most outstanding aspects of the Islamic Culture which has been represented in the life of the Prophet (Mohammed), peace be upon him, and also in the rightly guided Khalifas (caliphs) who followed him.

        The student is also introduced to aspects of Islam which are related to the individual and also the society.     

 


 

 

Course number & code:

146 lang

Course Title:

Selected Literary texts 2

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises selected literary samples of rather longer texts chosen from different periods. These samples are of different literary genres i.e. stories, fiction, poetry and drama.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

147 lang

Course Title:

Computer application 1

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course acquaints the student with the P.C., the world wide web, and various programs that could him learn the Arabic language.

        The student is taught how to utilize the computer and obtain maximum benefit from it in different situations; such as searching for essays, articles, reports, programs and other useful materials.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

148 lang

Course Title:

Oral Composition 3

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course seeks to further develop the students ability to express themselves freely in rather general and  personal subjects. Care is taken, when selecting topics of conversations, to encourage the students to express their own personal opinions. 

 


 

 

Course number & code:

149 lang

Course Title:

Extensive Reading 3

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises more advanced reading materials the students are expected to read the  allotted material on their own outside the classroom, and then discuss the contents with their teacher in class. The questions usually evolve around the overall meaning of what has been read, in addition to some advanced question requiring critical reading and creative thinking.

 


 

 

The Advanced Course


 

 

Course number & code:

150 lang

Course Title:

Linguistic Studies

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

Adv. course

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        In this course, students study a number of topics of phonology, morphology, grammar and semantics.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

152 lang

Course Title:

Islamic Studies

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

Adv. course

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course provides the student with an indepth knowledge of the charaeterestics of the correct Islamic creed and its principles.

        Also an explanation of the understanding and approach taken by the pious predecessors in understanding the texts of the Holy Quran and the prophetic traditions. 

 


 

 

Course number & code:

153 lang

Course Title:

Computer Application 2

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

Adv. course

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course exposes students to learn more about computers, the world wide web (w.w.w) how to use search engines, typing, storing data, using word processor and learn about Arabic software as well as power-point presentations.   


 

 

Course number & code:

154 lang

Course Title:

Library and Research

 

Credit Hours:

4

Level:

Adv. course

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course seeks to acquaint the student with the most important sources of Arab and Islamic scientific texts in a variety of disciplines.

        The student learn the key rules & procedures of scientific research  such as: data collection, sorting & analyzing. They learn how to reference the texts and write short assays in topics associated to their academic requirements.  

 


 

 

Course number & code:

155 lang

Course Title:

Academic Reading

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

Adv. course

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course acquaints the student with strategies for academic reading and enables him to read in different modes: extensive reading, skimming and scanning reading. 

 


 

 

Course number & code:

156 lang

Course Title:

Selected literary texts 3

 

Credit Hours:

2

Level:

Adv. course

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course contains selected literary texts chosen from different time periods. Students are taught how to analyze the artistic and rhetorical structures of these texts and how to discover implicit and explicit meanings.

        The students are also required to write short analytical articles and reports to these texts. 

 


 

 

Course number & code:

157 lang

Course Title:

Academic Writing

 

Credit Hours:

3

Level:

Adv. course

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course aims at acquainting the student with scientific writing for academic purposes. The student are taught how to write in different styles such as: essay writing, note-taking and summary writing.

 


 

 

 

Arabic for General Purposes (AGP)

 

 

 

 

 

                                     


 

 

Course number & code:

160 lang

Course Title:

AGP

 

Credit Hours:

10

Level:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises of:

1-     Audio material which starts with words and phrases and builds up to sentences and a variety of short paragraphs. Exercises are also included to recognize, differentiate and vocalize the Arabic sounds, with extra attention placed on letters which non-native speakers of the Arabic language generally find difficulty with.

2-     Drills in conversation from natural selected situations using suitable communication methods, in the framework of the linguistic skills and elements for this topic.

3-     Reading material of a functional nature composed of guided words, phrases and simple sentences. In addition to drills in reading Arabic symbols and understanding the basic punctuation marks.

4-     Exercises to connect between the symbol of the letters and their corresponding sounds; starting with letters and words and building up to simple sentences. The student is also trained in a selected number of grammatical structures and is taught how to use them functionally.  

 


 

 

 

 

Course number & code:

162 lang

Course Title:

AGP

 

Credit Hours:

10

Level:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises of:

1-     A variety of Audio material which includes dialogues, stories and selected speeches of medium length.

2-     Linguistic material which trains the student to converse in simple basic topic which  meet the communicational needs of the student in the framework of the linguistic elements of this topic.

3-     Reading material which starts with texts of simple vocabulary, phrases and grammatical structures and building up to medium sized texts. These texts revolve around topics which meet the needs of the student. It also comprises of excereises which evaluate the competency of the student in reading and understanding.

4-     Excercises which drill the student in writing paragraphs and short texts in a variety of guided and open topics, just as it includes some fundamental hand writing and dictation rules.

5-     An explanation to a number of grammatical and morphological structures and train the student to functionally use them.

 


 

 

 

Course number & code:

163 lang

Course Title:

AGP

 

Credit Hours:

10

Level:

Advanced

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises of:

1-     Listening to a number of relatively long selected clips of talks, radio programs and some short interviews.

2-     Linguistic material which trains the student in conversation, debating a variety of selected topics which facilitate a lively discussion where natural conversation and expression of ideas dominate.

3-     A variety of Reading topics of relatively long length which meets the needs of the student. It includes exercises which develops the understanding and comprehension proficiency and analyses.

4-     Linguistic material which trains the student in free – writing in a variety of topics of relatively long length which meets the needs of the students. This also includes an increased number of rules in handwriting and dictation.

5-     A theoretical understanding to some morphological and grammatical structures and drills to functionally use them.   

 


 

 

Arabic for Medical Purposes (AMP)


 

 

Course number & code:

170 lang

Course Title:

AMP 1

 

Credit Hours:

10

Level:

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises of:

1-      Audio material of short clips which target the pronunciation of Arabic sounds, to train the student to differentiate and pronounce these sounds in order to facilitate the understanding of what goes on in the natural communication in medical situations.

2-      Training the student in the  speaking skill from selected medical situations.

3-     Reading material which enables the student to read and understand simple Arabic symbols, words, phrases, and sentences which are connected to the medical profession.

4-     Different writing exercises connected to the medical profession which enable the student to draw the Arabic letters and connect between the sound which is heard and its written symbol. Starting with letters and then building up to words and simple sentences.

5-     It also comprises of a quantity of selected common words which enables the student to understand and use the targeted model in suitable and natural medical situations. 

 


 

 

 

Course number & code:

171 lang

Course Title:

ADP 2

 

Credit Hours:

10

Level:

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises of:

1-      Audio material in communicative situations aiming to train the student in understanding what goes on in the different departments of the hospital.

2-     Linguistic material to develop the conversational competency of the student in medical topics, through intensive exercises. 

3-     Reading material which includes texts of short length aiming to enable the student to read and understand models and selected texts in the medical profession.

4-     Different types of exercises which enable the student to write basic sentences, to fill in forms and different medical forms.

5-     A considerable quantity of selected words and models which the student can use functionally in different medical situations. 


Arabic for Diplomatic Purposes (ADP)


 

 

Course number & code:

180 lang

Course Title:

ADP 1

 

Credit Hours:

10

Level:

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises of:

1-     Audio material of short clips which target the pronunciation of Arabic sounds, training the student to differentiate and pronounce these sounds in order to facilitate  the understanding of what goes on in the natural diplomatic communication.

2-      Training the student in the speaking on material skill selected from diplomatic situations.

3-     Reading material which enables the student to read and understand simple Arabic symbols, words, phrases, and sentences which are connected to diplomatic situations.

4-     Different writing exercises connected to the diplomatic situations which enable the student to draw the Arabic alphabet and connect between the sound which is heard and its written symbol. Starting with letters and then building up to words and simple sentences.

5-     It also comprises of a quantity of selected common words which enables the student to understand and use the targeted model in suitable and natural diplomatic situations. 

 


 

 

 

Course number & code:

181 lang

Course Title:

ADP 2

 

Credit Hours:

10

Level:

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises of:

1-     Audio material covering situations of communication aiming to train the student in understanding what goes on in the different diplomatic corps.

2-     Linguistic material to develop the conversational competency of the student in diplomatic issues, through intensive exercises. 

3-     Reading material which includes texts of short length aiming to enable the student to read and understand models and selected texts in the diplomatic fields.

4-     Different types of exercises which enable the student to write basic statements, to fill in application forms and different diplomatic forms.

5-     A quantity of selected words and models which the student can use functionally in different diplomatic contexts.

 


 

 

Arabic for Religious Purposes (ARP)


 

 

Course number & code:

190 lang

Course Title:

ARP 1

 

Credit Hours:

10

Level:

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises of:

1-     Training the student to recite and memorize  chapter 1 of the Quran (Al-Fatiha) and some short chapters from Juz Amma, whilst applying some of the practical rules of recitation, and a simple explanation of some of the vocabulary. This topic is used to assist in the teaching and learning of the language and its proficiencies.

2-     Training the student in the recognition, differentiation and pronunciation of the Arabic sounds, by listening to phrases and simple selected sentences from Islamic knowledge.

3-     Training the student to talk in selected Islamic topics and situations.

4-     Simple reading material on Islamic topics which enables the student to read and understand Arabic symbols, words, phrases and simple sentences.

5-     Training the student to inscribe the Arabic alphabet and write words and simple sentences.

6-     A selected quantity of easy and common Islamic words, a number of basic structures used functionally in suitable Islamic situations.

 


 

 

Course number & code:

191 lang

Course Title:

ARP 2

 

Credit Hours:

10

Level:

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course description:

 

 

 

        This course comprises of:

1-     The recitation and memorization of an extended number of surahs from Juz Amma applying some of the practical rules of recitation. A brief explanation of some of the Quranic vocabulary. This topic is used to teach and learn the language and its proficiencies.

2-     Various audio material of selected texts of short length, comprising of dialogues, Islamic stories, and prophetic traditions.

3-     The training of the student to talk in selected Islamic topics.

4-     Reading of short Islamic topics which use simple vocabulary and grammatical structures.

5-     Training the student in writing short phrases and texts in selected Islamic topics.

6-      More vocabulary in common Islamic terms and a selected number of basic functional grammatical structures. 

 

 
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