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A course in Arabic Language III:
Language Classes: 50 hours (Term One) + 50 hours (Term Two).
Theoretical Module: 30 hours (Term One).
Upon the completion of this module, participants will master the basic theory of Arabic and have fair communication and comprehension skills, as well as solid abilities of translation.
The course aims at deepening students’ knowledge of the morphology and syntax of standard literary Arabic. It also offers students the required competence to comprehend, analyse and translate oral and written authentic texts.
Upon completing this module, participants will be able to grasp the essential information in literary texts or newspaper articles written in Modern Standard Arabic. They will also achieve the ability to use the acquired vocabulary in the appropriate context, and to engage in simple conversations on a variety of topics.
Students will be fully acquainted with the use of root oriented dictionaries and will be able to translate any given text, making autonomous choices in the translation process.
As for communication skills, the training will enable participants to provide a short description of events and situations, and to engage in short familiar conversations in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA).
This course is designed for students who have had the equivalent of 60 hours instruction.
Those who enroll in this course are expected to know the Arabic writing, the basics of inflectional morphology and simple syntactic structures. Limited writing and reading skills are also required.
The duration of the course is 30 hours roughly distributed on 10 weeks time, 3 hours lessons per week.
Theoretical explanations on weak verbs morphology and complex structures will be provided together with practical exercises to verify and validate the acquired knowledge. Literary texts will be analysed and translated. A special focus will be given to practicing receptive and productive skills, enabling students to engage in oral production. Further translation tasks will help underpin the grammatical structures addressed in the class. Synopsis and handouts will be distributed along the course.
Handouts will also be distributed to students during the lectures and loaded on the dedicated drive in AulaWeb.
Theoretical Module: Term One
The course will start on October 5th 2022. Lectures will be held on:
Lectures will be also streamed on Microsoft Teams channel y4fa8ka
Classes of Language Assistantship will be held on:
The final exam consists of a written and an oral test.
Admittance to the oral test shall be granted on the condition of scoring a grade of 18/30 or higher in the written test.
The learning outcomes are verified and evaluated through a written and an oral exam. Students may be asked questions on any content covered during the course and included in the syllabus. Students attendance and their overall performance during classes shall be taken into account in the assessment.
The final mark is calculated as the average of the scores obtained in the two tests.
Students who are unable to attend the lectures are kindly requested to get in touch with prof. Ammar at the beginning of the course: