Academic Year 2023/2024

Learning outcomes

(The Italian version for 'learning outcomes') results from autofill field by system default)

Becoming better acquainted with the spoken Arabic, and culture specific topics and concepts. Focusing on possible fields for intercultural negotiation, while keeping intact culture specificities and differences

Course contents

This course addresses the basics of language and culture, in details for:
-Written Language: additional notes on the morphology of nouns and detailed study of verbal morphology, appropriate for the level, and including main iregularities; dedicated attention to  words order
-Spoken Language: additional study of the Levantine variety (Beirut); twin formulae from the   Egyptian variety (Cairo) for introducing onself and  greetings.

-Chunks, collocations, and formulae: additional collocations and chunks, considered useful for the diplomatic-administrative sphere; isolated lexicon and elementary but culturally significant formulae will be presented.At this stage, students are invited to simply memorize an higher number chunks-collocations-formulae  


Selection of units

E.Schulz, G. Krahl, W.Reuschel Standard Arabic: An Elementary-Intermediate Course, Cambridge, CUP, qualunque ed.

L.Lombezzi, Contents and Methods for Teaching Spoken Arabic, PUZ, Zaragoza 2019

L.Lombezzi, Arabo scritto delle amministrazioni, CLUEB, Bologna 2018

video/audio file , websites, web channels

Culture ( as additional reference to the topics discussed in class)

R.Allen,An Introduction to Arabic Literature, Cambridge, CUP 2000

M.Nydell, Understanding Arabs: A Guide for Modern Times, Boston, Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2005(4)

-additional articles, PDFs, websites will be recommended at a later stage

Teaching methods

1- According to the UniBo requirements and regulations

2-Communicative, direct, pragmatic.

The flipped classroom mode wil be implemented.

Students are required to prepare simple oral presentations

Assessment methods

-Oral presentations
-In itinere test
-Final test

Students who did not attend classes must study appropriate additional materials and ask for it in due time/prepare a written report.

Teaching tools

Additional teaching tools will be recommended to all students at a later stage

Office hours

See the website of Letizia Lombezzi


Quality education Reduced inequalities Partnerships for the goals

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.