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Arabic Level 7: Arabic Literature - Madkhal


This module is one of the most comprehensive coverage’s of modern and classical Arabic Literature. It supplements with Sarf and Nahw to help students gain a better appreciation of Arabic Language and Literature. Students will study a selection of basic texts in Arabic. They will also analyse, summarise, translate and write brief essays in Arabic.

 

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Arabic Level 7: Arabic Literature - Madkhal


The Arabic Intensive - Module Descriptor

Course Title

 Arabic Literature Module 1

Brief description

This module is one of the most comprehensive coverage’s of modern and classical Arabic Literature. It supplements with Sarf and Nahw to help students gain a better appreciation of Arabic Language and Literature. Students will study a selection of basic texts in Arabic. They will also analyse, summarise, translate and write brief essays in Arabic.

Status

Compulsory

Prerequisites

Students must complete Sarf and Nahw module 1 and 2 or equivalent, or demonstrate equivalent knowledge and skills.

Recommended
prior study

Students must have general understanding of the accusative, nominative and the genitive cases and a detailed study of the sub-topics covered in Arabic Language modules 1-5.

 

Students must proficiently be able to display the ability to distinguish all sound verbs according to their chapters and be able to provide a breakdown of each paradigm (sarf kabeer) as well as an overview of all the paradigms (sarf sagheer), including the triliteral and the derived forms of the triliteral, the jussive and the subjunctive.

 

Students should also display the ability to recite the Qur’an with its correct pronunciation and with a good standard of Arabic phonetics (tajweed).

 

Duration

36 hours

Context

This module is a unit in a comprehensive package of modules covering Sarf, Nahw, Spoken Arabic, and Arabic literature.

 

Content summary

The module will cover the following topics:

-       Abdullah and his friends (عبد الله وصديقه)

-       Journey to Damascus(الرحلة إلى دمشق)

-       Visiting a park in London (النزهة إلى حديقة لندن)

-       Searching for a new job (البحث عن عمل جديد)

-       Azhar University (الجامع الأزهر)

-       English language in Lebanon (اللغة الإنجليزية في لبنان)

-       School (المدرسة)

-       Modes of transport in Syria (المواصلات في بلدي سوريا)

-       Taha Husain(طه حسين)

-       Mustafa Jawwad (مصطفى جواد)

-       City of Salalah (مدينة الصلالة)

-       The Pyramids (الاهرامات)

-       Petra is one of the seven wonders of the world (البتراء إحدى عجائب الدنياالسبع)

-       The world of fashion (عالم الأزياء)

-       Green and black olives (الفرق بين الزيتون الأخضر والأسود)

Learning outcomes

Ability to:

-       To understand, retrieve and convey information from a short series of different Arabic-language texts.

-       To provide a mix of non-verbal and Arabic-language responses.

-       To transfer meaning from Arabic into English

-       To write a 70-75 word essay, in Arabic, in response to a short Arabic language stimulus and related bullet points

Teaching and learning

Staff/Student contact time: 60%
Student private study: 40%

Assessment

-       Regular assessment through worksheets.

-       Three essays on selected topics (70-75 words).

-       End of module exam (written).

Indicative reading Further reading

Mahir, Ghassan,The Grammar and Writing Guide For Arabic GCSE (London: MM Books, 2010).

H. Alawiye, Imran, Gateway to Arabic (Book 3-7) (London: Anglo-Arabic Graphics Ltd., 2003-2007).

Noman Mahir, Ghasan and Mahir, Maryam, The Arabic Season GCE AS Level (Surrey: MM Books, 2010).

Brustad, Kristen & others, Al-Kitaab fii Ta‘llum al-‘Arabiyya (Washington: Georgetown University Press, 2004).

Nu’man Mahir, Ghassan, Your Arabic Friend (London: MM Books, 2002).

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