Course code Valo3148
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
6 9 96 62 34 144
E-courses 2VAL3308: Arabic V
Course annotation
The aim of the course is to provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge on Modern Standard Arabic as well as stimulate their conversational skills.
To this end students will attend lectures that will acquaint them with the history of the Arabic language and its geographic sweep, as well as grammar. Practical exercises will further hone the students conversational and grammar skills by utilizing 14 primary and secondary literary texts.
This course does not provide knowledge on Arab colloquial and the plethora of its dialects but rather focuses on Modern Standard Arabic as it is used orally as well as in writing across the Arab World. It aims to develop pronunciation and writing skills.
Course responsible lecturer Jānis Priede
Results

Students will acquire the following linguistic skills: reading, writing, conversing and comprehending.
Course plan
1 Modern Standard Arabic: history, geographic sweep and Phonemes and their variations. Pronunciation and writing. (L) 4h
2 The foundations of Arabic writing. Positional forms of letters, diacritical marks (L) 6h Practical exercises (P) 2h
3 Nominal sentences. Pronouns. Nouns. (L) 6h Grammatical exercises. Theme number 1 :the Airport. (P) 2h
4 Regular verbs, verbal sentences, verbal nouns. (L) 4h Grammatical exercises. Theme number 2 : the Home. (P) 2h
5 Test (oral and written), 20%t of he final mark. (P)4h
6 Regular verbs, verbal sentences, verbal nouns, participles (L) 4h Grammatical exercises. Theme number 3 : the Hotel (P) 2h
7 Irregular verbs (L) 4h Grammatical exercises. Theme number 4 : the Restaurant (P) 2h
8 Irregular verbs (L) 4h Grammatical exercises. Theme number 5: A Day in Cairo (P) 2h
9 Types of complex sentences. Conjunctions and particles (L) 3h Grammatical exercises. Theme number 6: the City (P) 1h
10 Numbers (L) 4h Grammatical exercises. Theme number 7: Nature (P) 2h
11 Test (oral and written), 15%t of he final mark. (P)4h
12 Verbal roots. Forms II-IV (L) 3h Grammatical exercises. Theme number 8: Syria (P) 1h
13 Verbal roots V-VI (L) 3h Grammatical exercises. Theme number 9: the Bank (P) 1h
14 Verbal roots VII-X. (L) 3h Grammatical exercises. Theme number 10: Health (P) 1h
15 Passive voice. Ancillary verbs (L) 3h Grammatical exercises. Theme number 11: in the Store (P) 1h
16 Test (oral and written), 15%t of he final mark. 1(P) 4h
17 Comparative expressions (L) 3h Grammatical exercises. Theme number 12: the doctor and the Chemist (P) 1h
18 Reconciliation of verbs (L) 3h Grammatical exercises. Theme number 13: Picnic (P) 1h
19 The verb LAISA (L) 3h Grammatical exercises. Theme number 14: Recreation at the sea (P) 1h
20 Revision of verbs (L) 2h




Requirements for obtaining credit points
Students will be required to attend lectures, workshops, complete homework and pass the following:

1 Test (written and oral), 4h, 20% of the final mark
2 Test (written and oral), 4h, 15% of the final mark
3 Test (written and oral), 4h, 15% of the final mark
4 Examination (written and oral), 50% of the final mark




Study programmes Asian Studies