|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Credit points, number of lectures||
|E-courses||Valo1958: Levantine Arabic I|
|Course annotation||The aim of this course is to give the students the most basic knowledge of Levantine Arabic. The objectives of this course are: 1) to introduce the students to the specific features of Levantine Arabic and its divergence from Modern Standard Arabic; 2) To teach to the students the basics of phonetics of Levantine Arabic; 3) to teach the basic grammatical structures of Levantine Arabic; 4) to teach the most necessary words and expressions in Levantine Arabic (at least 400 words).
|Course responsible lecturer||Jānis Priede|
|Results||After completion of the course, the student should be able to: 1) understand simple dialogues in Levantine Arabic and explain the main idea; 2) form simple phrases and sentences in Levantine Arabic; 3) pronounce correctly the vowels and consonants of Levantine Arabic; 4) recognize and use appropriately some basic grammatical categories of Levantine Arabic; 5) recognize and write down familiar words in Levantine Arabic.
|Course plan||1.Arabic dialects, their usage and systematic divergence from MSA. The variations and usage of Levantine Arabic. The phonetics and transcription of Levantine Arabic; recognition of written words. 2(L)
2.The basics of grammar of Levantine Arabic. 2(L)
3.Greetings, meeting people, requests and exchanging pleasantries// courtesy expressions 4(L) 4(P)
4.Travel, transportation and getting around. Finding places //orientation// in a city. 2(L) 2(P)
5.Numbers and money. Calendar. Telling the time. 4 (L) 4 (P)
6.Family 2(L) 2(P)
7.Revision: Listening and speaking 4(P)
|Requirements for obtaining credit points||Regular attendance and participation in discussions. Homework and quizzes. (50%)
Combined - oral and written examination at the completion of the course (50%)
|Study programmes||Asian Studies|