Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE ARB3157

 
TITLE Arabic: Further Grammar 1

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 6

 
DEPARTMENT Oriental Studies

 
DESCRIPTION During this study-unit, the following grammatical items are covered: the uses of the accusative, the positive, comparative and superlative elative, participle, the maṣdar, the derived verbal forms VII, VIII, IX, X, the R2 =R3 verbs, hamzated verbs, the passive voice, subordinate clauses, the conditional sentence.

Study-Unit Aims:

- To train students in advanced notions of Modern Standard Arabic in all the four linguistic competences (listening, reading, speaking, writing);
- To translate seen texts of an intermediate level from Arabic into English and vice-versa, and to translate into English literary and media texts in Arabic.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- read the media for information (literary and non-literary texts);
- keep up a casual conversation with a good degree of fluency, on a fairly wide range of topics, coping with abstract expressions;
- express opinions on abstract/cultural matters in a limited way or offer advice within a known area, and understand instructions or public announcements.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

1. tackle advanced listening, reading, speaking, writing and translation tasks in Modern Standard Arabic.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Main Text
- Schulz, Eckehard, and Sebastian Maisel. Modern Standard Arabic: Integrating Main Arabic Dialects. Leipzig: Edition Hamouda, 2013.

Supplementary Readings
- Badawi, E., Carter, M.G., and Gully, A. Modern Written Arabic: A Comprehensive Grammar. London: Routledge, 2004.
- Holes, Clive. Modern Arabic: Structures, Functions and Varieties. London: Longman Linguistics Library, 2004.
-Schulz, Eckehard, et alii. Standard Arabic: An Elementary-Intermediate Course. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
- Versteegh, Kees. The Arabic Language. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2001.

 
ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Study-units: ARB1001; ARB1002; ARB2016

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Classwork SEM2 No 15%
Oral Examination (20 Minutes) SEM2 No 25%
Examination (2 Hours) SEM2 Yes 60%

 
LECTURER/S Kurstin Gatt
Martin R. Zammit

 
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