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Semester 1

Arabic 2 (VS1) (IMES08022)

Subject

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

2

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

Entry is subject to a language proficiency test shortly after arrival within the relevant subject area and at the discretion of the Course Organiser. For further information contact imes@ed.ac.uk.

Course Summary

Arabic 2a for visiting students consolidates the students' knowledge of modern standard Arabic. It is an intermediate course in modern standard Arabic (MSA). The course will concentrate on the main linguistic skills i.e. reading, writing, speaking and listening. Specific attention will be given to the grammatical structures of Arabic.

Course Description

Arabic 2a for visiting students is an intermediate course in modern standard Arabic (MSA). This course is designed to lead on from Arabic 1a AND Arabic 1b. It provides a further development of linguistic skills in the modern language. Grammatical structures and oral skills are further developed. Selected texts in Modern Standard Arabic are studied. The course is intended not only to lay the foundation of Honours work, but also to be a self-contained unit. Knowledge of basic grammatical structures will be revised and extended. The class follows a combination of the specially designed exercises and photocopied extracts from different books, websites, and blogs. Translation exercises are regularly given to students. The course is aimed to introducing the Arabic language, culture and civilization to students. The course will concentrate on the main linguistic skills i.e. reading, writing, speaking and listening. Specific attention will be given to the grammatical structure of Arabic.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 60%, Coursework 20%, Practical Exam 20%

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