|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||L-OR/12|
Prerequisites (for future units)
The course consists of a theory module and a two-semester practical module (9 credits). The theory module lasts 30 hours and analyses the morpho-syntactic structures used in the written and oral communication and included in the Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) second-year syllabus. The practical module “lettorato”, held by a native language expert, lasts 100 hours and involves exercises aimed at developing language skills and preparing students for the exam.
- Students from other departments or those who choose Arabic as a third language (6 credits) are not required to take the theoretical module exam, but only the written and the oral ones for the practical part, “Lettorato” (100 hours).
The course intends to continue to give students a broad knowledge of the morpho-syntax of Standard Arabic as well as equip them with the essential skills for the comprehension, the analysis and the translation of a variety of texts. It also aims to enable students to produce own medium-length texts on a variety of topics and comment on them orally.
The course aims to deepen students' knowledge of the morpho-syntactic system of Standard Arabic acquired in the first year. The main learning objective is to address the study of the Arabic language verbal system and further elements of sentence structure. The course also aims to consolidate students' language skills and to enable them to develop a broad and varied vocabulary.
- At the end of this course, the student will have acquired the necessary skills for the analysis, the translation, the comprehension and for the oral/written presentation of medium-length texts of different types.
- The student will acquire a lexicon of about 500 words related to the areas covered.
- The level of Arabic expected at the end of the second year will be between A2.2 and B1.1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Students are allowed to take the second year exams only after passing all the exams from the previous year (Lettorato + Theory module).
Lectures and seminars.
Unless otherwise indicated, the lessons will be held in person in the first semester, starting from the first week of October according to the university teaching timetable.
Morphology and syntax:
- A detailed syllabus of the practical module will be published at the beginning of the academic year, but generally includes:
- Some syntactic elements (The demonstrative, inna and her sisters, the sisters of kāna, relative clauses, comparatives, indefinite adjectives, the five nouns);
- Written and oral practice on the grammatical contents covered in the theory module;
- Reading and translation of texts on different topics;
- Listening comprehension and dictation exercises;
- Conversation practice;
- Vocabulary Activities;
- Writing tasks on everyday topics such as family, work, study and personal interests.
- The syllabus is the same for non-attending students. Bibliographical material and texts covered during the course will be available on Aulaweb.
Sana Darghmouni, Kalima/Parola: lezioni di scrittura e grammatica araba con esercizi, Edumond Le Monnier, 2018;
L. Veccia Vaglieri, Grammatica teorico-pratica della lingua araba - vol. 1, Istituto per l'Oriente C. A. Nallino, Roma 2011 (II edizione).
- Luc-Willy Deheuvels, Grammatica araba. Manuale di arabo moderno con esercizi e cd audio per l'ascolto, Bologna 2010;
- Al-Batal M., K. Brustad, A. Al-Tonsi, AL-Kitaab: A Textbook for Arabic, Part Two, Washington, Georgetown University Press, 1997.
- Vocabolario Arabo-Italiano, Roma, Istituto per L'Oriente (Pubblicazioni dell'IPO), 1993;
- Dizionario, Italiano-Arabo, Arabo-Italiano, Eros Baldissera, Bologna, Zanichelli, 1998;
- Further bibliographic material will be provided during the course.
Office hours: Office hours (in person or on Teams): Please email me in advance to make an appointment.
Unless otherwise indicated, the lessons will be held in person in the first semester starting from the first week of October, according to the university teaching timetable.
The course includes a mid-year test to be held at the end of the first semester, in which students must demonstrate that they have learned the topics and the vocabulary covered in class and are able to use them in their speaking and writing. Upon completion of this test, a bonus of up to 3 points will be awarded and added to the grade of the final written test.
The final exam will consist of:
A written examination: the paper will test the students’ knowledge on the topics covered in the practical part through a series of questions.
An oral examination: students’ knowledge will be tested on the topics covered in the practical part and in the theoretical module.
Students’ learning outcomes will be assessed also at the end of the academic year through a final written exam and a final oral one. All the course contents may be subject to evaluation. The exam verifies the achievement of the expected learning outcomes by the students through a series of questions, aimed at ascertaining their skills.
Students with certified special educational needs are advised to contact the lecturer at the beginning of the course