Course code Valo1964
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 16 16 48
E-courses Valo1964: Levantine Arabic II
Course annotation The aim of this course is to give the students 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 variations;
2) to teach the phonetics of Levantine Arabic;
3) to teach the basic grammatical structures of Levantine Arabic;

4) to teach words and expressions sufficient for basic everyday communication in Levantine Arabic (about given topics).
Course responsible lecturer Jānis Priede
Results After completion of the course, the student should be able to:
1) understand dialogues in Levantine Arabic and explain the main idea;
2) form simple dialogues in Levantine Arabic (about given topics);
3) pronounce correctly the vowels and consonants of Levantine Arabic;
4) recognize and use appropriately attached pronouns in Levantine Arabic;
5) form nominal and verbal sentences in Levantine Arabic;
6) form and use correctly the dual and plural of a noun; count objects in Levantine Arabic;
7) form the full and short forms of questions and answers in Levantine Arabic;
8) recognize, form and use Present Simple and Continuous as well as Past Simple and Continuous in Levantine Arabic;

9) recognize and write down words in Levantine Arabic in both Arabic and Latin writing systems.

Course plan 1. Theme "Restaurant": the use of attached pronouns. 4(L) 4(P)
2.Theme "Shopping": dual and plural of nouns. Counting in dialect. 4(L) 4(P)
3.Theme "Health": kinds of sentences. 4(L) 4(P)

4.Theme "Documents": verbal sentence. Present continuous and past continuous tense. 4(L) 4(P)

Requirements for obtaining credit points Regular attendance and homework (50%)

Combined - oral and written examination at the completion of the course (50%)

Study programmes Asian Studies