Arabic - Beginners

Vakbeschrijving Arabic - Beginners
Collegejaar: 2016-2017
Studiegidsnummer:
Docent(en):
  • D.H.M. Abdel Baki
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 10
Niveau: 100
Periode: Semester 1, Blok I, II
Onderwijstijd in uren
(excl. zelfstudie):
102:00 uur
  • Geen Keuzevak
  • Geen Contractonderwijs
  • Geen Exchange
  • Geen Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Tags

GC

Admissions requirements

N/A

Description

This is a Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) course for beginners. MSA is the common language in the 22 Arabic countries, and is widely spread in the inter-Arab media. This course will provide students with the basics in Arabic and give them a good background. In addition to MSA, students are introduced to Egyptian Arabic, as it is the most widely used spoken variety of Arabic.

Course objectives

At the end of this course, students will start using short memorized phrases to interact in simple predictable situations. Students will be able to understand and express basic information about familiar topics like self, family, likes or dislikes. Students will be able to reflect on how to express such information in culturally appropriate and relevant manner.

This course aims at the A1 level of the Common European Framework.

Timetable

Once available, timetables will be published here.

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Assessment

  • Midterm 15%
  • Final exam 20%
  • Quizzes 20% (4 × 5% Each)
  • Homework assignments 15%
  • Final Project 15%
  • Participation 15%

Blackboard

There will be a Blackboard site available for this course. Students will be enrolled at least one week before the start of classes.

Reading list

Compulsory Literature

  • Alif Baa, Third Edition Bundle (Book + DVD + Website Access Card), Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi, ISBN: 9781626161221.
  • Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition Bundle: Book + DVD + Website Access Card, Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi, ISBN: 1626161240.

Recommended Literature & Other Sources (e.g. websites, Academic Journals, documentaries etc.)

  • Hans Wehr, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic (Arabic-English). Edited by J. Milton Cowan. Fourth Edition, considerably enlarged and amended by the author. (Ithaca, N.Y., 1994).

Additional material as deemed appropriate by instructor, made available via BlackBoard.

Registration

This course is open to LUC students and LUC exchange students. Registration is coordinated by the Curriculum Coordinator. Interested non-LUC students should contact course.administration@luc.leidenuniv.nl.

Contact

Email: d.h.m.abdel.baki@hum.leidenuniv.nl

Remarks

Talen