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ELEMENTARY ARABIC I (AB1010)

This course is designed to familiarize beginners with the Arabic alphabet system and Arabic writing as well as provide the basis for limited conversation.

ELEMENTARY ARABIC II (AB1020)

AB 1020 seeks to give students grammar basics with which they can start to structure their knowledge and practice and make comparisons with other linguistic systems they know. The two conjugations, the two kind of sentences and other material allows the students to go further and to progress in organizing the new lexicon in order to produce sentences in Standard Arabic. The domain covered by the course starts from everyday life and aims to reach fundamental description vocabulary for all kind of documents : dialogs, texts, songs, maps, school documents, proverbs, etc.

INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I (AB1030)

After studying the principles of morphological derivation which makes the students able to structure their understanding of the vocabulary production system, the course focuses on producing small texts expressing the students’ opinion and description of the material seen during the sessions. AB 530 gives the opportunity to go beyond simple contact and to interact in Arabic within the fields covered by the different documents. The field covered by the didactic documents broadens out to short authentic texts, short articles and literary production, as well as authentic documents such as letters, cards, advertisings, announcements…

INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II (AB1040)

Starting from the acquired grammar knowledge (specially the morphological derivation), AB 1040 works on going into more specialized vocabulary in various fields such as intellectual conversation, objective description, expressing one’s opinion, etc. Besides, this course pursues production skills, so the students can grow linguistically in handling of Arabic and acquiring a more detailed lexical mass.

ELEMENTARY ARABIC I (AB5010)

This course is designed to familiarize beginners with the Arabic alphabet system and Arabic writing as well as provide the basis for limited conversation.

ELEMENTARY ARABIC II (AB5020)

AB5020 seeks to give students grammar basics with which they can start to structure their knowledge and practice and make comparisons with other linguistic systems they know. The two conjugations, the two kind of sentences and other material allows the students to go further and to progress in organizing the new lexicon in order to produce sentences in Standard Arabic. The domain covered by the course starts from everyday life and aims to reach fundamental description vocabulary for all kind of documents : dialogs, texts, songs, maps, school documents, proverbs, etc.

INTERMEDIATE ARABIC I (AB5030)

After studying the principles of morphological derivation which makes the students able to structure their understanding of the vocabulary production system, the course focuses on producing small texts expressing the students’ opinion and description of the material seen during the sessions. AB 530 gives the opportunity to go beyond simple contact and to interact in Arabic within the fields covered by the different documents. The field covered by the didactic documents broadens out to short authentic texts, short articles and literary production, as well as authentic documents such as letters, cards, advertisings, announcements…

INTERMEDIATE ARABIC II (AB5040)

Starting from the acquired grammar knowledge (especially the morphological derivation), AB 5040 works on going into more specialized vocabulary in vaious fields such as intellectual conversation, objective description, expressing one’s opinion, etc. Besides, this course pursues production skills, so the students can grow linguistically in handling of Arabic and acquiring a more detailed lexical mass.

ARABIC LANGUAGE & LITERATURE (AB5050)

AB 5050 deals more with literary material through press articles and short texts approaching all the genres and kind of discourses. The grammar knowledge is mobilized to reach the depth of Arabic idiomatic structures. A particular focus on expression allows the students to mobilize their whole linguistic material in topics having connection with intellectual life and literary analysis.

ARABIC LITERATURE I (AB5060)

This course is based on material mainly quoted from Arabic literature, with a focus on Contemporary literature (since the Nahda era) with some integration of old Adab texts. Abstracts from poetry, novels, short stories and theatre will help the students delve deeper into the implicit understanding of the linguistic and cultural bets included in the texts. This course allows the students to improve their grammatical knowledge through their frequentation of the language in texts and, thus, enables them to compare word usage both in English and in Arabic revealing the cultural conception of each of the languages.

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