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

Arabic 200

Course Code:
155901203
Unit value:
1
Taught in:
Full Year

This course is a continuation of Arabic 100. It completes the coverage of the grammar and syntax of Modern Standard Arabic and trains students in reading, comprehending and writing with the help of a dictionary more complex Arabic sentences and passages.

Prerequisites

Satisfactory completion of Arabic 100 or equivalent.

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 intermediate Arabic grammar 
  2. knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Arabic vocabulary 
  3. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Arabic structures and expressions in a given context 
  4. the ability to understand passages in written Arabic of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics 
  5. the ability to produce passages in written Arabic of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics 
  6. the ability to understand spoken Arabic and to engage in spoken discourse of medium complexity on everyday and some specialised topics

Workload

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

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

  • Kristen Brustad, Mohmoud Al-Batal & Abbas Al-Tonsi: Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-Arabiyya, Part one, 3rd Edition,Georgetown University Press, 2011
  • Badawi E., M. H. Abd al-Latif & M. al-Batal: al-Kitab al-asasi, Volume 2, The American University in Cairo Press, 2008

The course convenor will also provide additional texts from contemporary Arabic media.