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Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Arabic 100

Course Code:
155901202
Unit value:
1
Year of study:
Any
Taught in:
Full Year

Prerequisites

None

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

At the end of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate:

  1. knowledge and understanding of basic Arabic grammar
  2. knowledge and understanding of essential Arabic vocabulary
  3. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of basic Arabic structures and expressions in a given context
  4. the ability to understand short passages in written Arabic on everyday topics
  5. the ability to produce short passages in written Arabic on everyday topics

Workload

A total of 22 weeks teaching with 5 hours classroom contact per week divided into two one-and-a-half hour lectures and one two-hour tutorial.

Scope and syllabus

This course is an introductory course in Modern Standard Arabic. It provides basic grounding in Arabic grammar and syntax and trains students in reading, comprehending and writing, listening and basic conversation and simple Arabic sentences and passages.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination in May-June (70% of final marks) and one two-hour test at the end of term 1 (15%), one two-hour test at the end of term 2 (15%).

Suggested reading

Teaching is principally based on the course book:

  • Brustad K., M. Al-Batal & A. Al-Tonsi: Alif Baa Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, Third Edition, Georgetown University Press, 2010
  • Kristen Brustad, Mohmoud Al-Batal & Abbas Al-Tonsi: Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-Arabiyya, Part one, 3rd Edition,Georgetown University Press, 2011