86684 - Arabic Language and Culture I

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Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course must lead the student to know the basic grammatical and lexical structures of the Arabic language and possess an elementary linguistic competence both oral and written that enables him to interact in a limited number of everyday communicative situations. 

Course contents

The alphabet: The fundamental notions of phonetics, a full knowledge of orthography and morphology.

Grammar: the article, pronouns, demonstratives in the singular, the noun (gender and number), some interrogative particles, the construct state "Idhafa", the adjective, the simple nominal sentence, the simple verbal sentence, the elementary concordances , the verb of the first regular form. The concordances between verb and subject, conjugations of the verb in the past tense and numbers up to 10.

Basic linguistic knowledge to introduce yourself and hold a simple conversation. 


The texts examined during the lessons relate to simple communicative contexts: presentation of themselves and of others, simple daily activities reports etc. A mandatory bibliography is not required, the information and materials will be provided at the beginning and during the course.

Reference texts:

- A. al-Addous, Arabic language course in the pantry;

- Al Kitab, of the Arabic language, Abrah Malik;

- Theoretical-practical grammar of the Arabic language by Laura Veccia Vaglieri;

- E. Baldissera, Compact Arabic-Italian / Italian-Arabic dictionary. Bologna: Zanichelli, 1994.  

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons. Grammar, exercises, videos, workshops and screenings.

Mixed teaching: lessons in presence and, at the same time, remotely.

Assessment methods

Written test (grammar and comprehension), listening test and speaking test

Teaching tools

Useful sites: Tutorials on [https://learning.aljazeera.net/en]; Conjugations on [https://qutrub.arabeyes.org/] /; Dictionary [http://www.almaany.com/], [http://www.wordreference.com/]; Conversation video [https://www.youtube.com/c/sabilymethod/videos]

Office hours

See the website of Hussein Talal Mohamed Al-Kazraji