THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Intensive Arabic A (P02483)
The course introduces the basic structures of the grammar of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and is designed to teach students to understand, speak and write MSA to an advanced elementary / low intermediate level.
? Special Arrangements for Entry : This course is only available for students enrolled on MSc Arab World Studies
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 20 hour(s) per week for 11 weeks
All of the following classes
? Additional Class Information : Classes to be held in 19 George Square, room 2/28.
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The course covers the basic grammar and syntax of MSA and
includes a wide range of written and spoken exercises, with a view to developing a sound basis for further study.
The student should develop familiarity with differences between formal and spoken Arabic. A basic knowledge of some aspects of Arabic culture.
The student should be able to read texts on familiar subjects; have confidence in ability to guess meanings of new words from context; be able to speak about oneself and one?s enivironment, carry out transactions and initiate and sustain conversations on selected topics;
be able to paraphrase; be able to understand native speakers
accustomed to dealing with students; be able to carry out written
transactions associated with daily life; be able to form and understand
basic Arabic sentence stuctures; be familiar with some differences between formal and spoken Arabic; have learned some aspects of
Classwork (10%), Progress tests average (10%), Final exam (80%)
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Miss Sophie Lowry
Dr Elisabeth Kendall
School Website : http://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/