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Course module: 890133-B-6
890133-B-6
Arabic for Beginners
Course info
Course module890133-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionArabic, Dutch, English
Offered byTilburg University; Language Center; AS: Language Center Foreign Languages; AS: Language Center Foreign Languages;
Is part of-
Contact personJ.P.G.M. Smits
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator course
drs. M.C. Irun Chavarria
Other course modules lecturer
Lecturer
dr. A.C.J. de Ruiter
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 1/  SM 2
Course mode
Full-time
Remarks-
Registration openfrom 07/08/2019 11:00 up to and including 21/08/2019 12:00
Aims
At the end of the course you will:
  • be abl to read and write the Arabic alphabet.
  • also have a basic grounding in the Arabic grammar
  • have a modest vocabulary in order to communicate in everyday situations.
  • recognize some of the differences and similarities between the culture of Arabic-speaking countries and your own culture in terms of values, beliefs and behavior.

The final level of the course corresponds to the A1 Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Specifics
  • 80% attendance in the lessons is required. Learning Arabic is achieved only if you are always present in the lessons.
  • Learning a language takes time. Apart from attendance and exam preparation, this course has a course load of about 8 hours per week.
  • The proficiency target level is A1. Students with a higher proficiency level are not allowed to take this course.
  • Naturally, in class time is spent on aspects of the Arabic world and language. Arabic dialects will be touched upon briefly as well.
  • The course will be completed with a written exam.
  • Target level: A1
  • The Language Center reserves the right to cancel a course should there be insufficient interest.
  • Please note that Mastering Arabic 1 includes an audio CD, which is not a compulsory purchase; it is in the teacher's possession. The books tend to be available at the Studystore or on the internet.
    Books can be ordered on www.studystore.nl
Content
You will learn Arabic reading and writing based on the course books. You will notice that the Arabic alphabet is surprisingly easy and that the recognition and writing of the letters is rather a technical skill than acquiring a thorough knowledge of a complex system. Grammar is astonishingly simple as well. At the end of the course you will be able to read, write and understand very basic texts.
 
The course will also focus on the differences and similarities between the culture of Arab countries and your own culture in order to better understand them in terms of values, beliefs and behaviour.
Course available for exchange students
Available for all levels
Timetable information
Arabic for Beginners
Required materials
Literature
Books can be ordered on www.studystore.nl
ISBN:9781403941107
Title:Mastering Arabic Script. A Guide to Handwriting
Author:Jane Wightwick & Mahmoud Gaafar
Publisher:Londen: Palgrave-MacMillan
Literature
NB. Mastering Arabic 1 wordt vergezeld van een CD. Het is niet verplicht deze aan te schaffen.
ISBN:9781137380449
Title:Mastering Arabic 1
Author:Jane Wightwick & Mahmoud Gaafar
Publisher:Londen: Palgrave-MacMillan
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