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CODE 65214
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-OR/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER Annual
PREREQUISITES
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TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

A course in Arabic Language III: 

Language Classes: 50 hours (Term One) + 50 hours (Term Two).

Theoretical Module: 30 hours (Term One).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

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).

PREREQUISITES

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.

TEACHING METHODS

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.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

  • Hamzated roots and its derivative verbs

    Geminate roots and its derivative verbs 

    Assimilated roots and its derivative verbs

    Hollow roots and its derivative verbs

    Defective roots and its derivative verbs

    Defective noun

    Doubly weak verbs

    Quadriliteral roots

    Kāna and its sisters

    Passive and passive-type expressions

    Conditional and optative expressions

    Absolute negation

    Ḥāl 

    Noun of instance

     

    Lectureships will essentially focus on: verification of theoretical learning, vocabulary building in specific contexts and development of written and oral skills.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Textbook:

    DARGHMOUNI Sana, Kalima /Parola Lezioni di grammatica araba con esercizi vol.2, Le Monnier Università, Bologna, 2019

    Handouts will also be distributed to students during the lectures and loaded on the dedicated drive ( AulaWeb)

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

November 1st 2024 

Class schedule

ARABIC LANGUAGE III

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

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. 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

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.

FURTHER INFORMATION

While class attendance is not compulsory, it is strongly recommended. The examination programme also applies to non-attending students, who are advised to get in touch with the lecturers in order to plan out suitable study strategies for achieving the learning objectives.

Students who have valid certification of physical or learning disabilities on file with the University and who wish to discuss possible accommodations or other circumstances regarding lectures, coursework and exams, should speak both with the instructor and with Prof. Sara Dickinson (sara.dickinson@unige.it), the Department’s disability liaison.