Academic year
2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LT006C (AF:313862 AR:168405)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
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This is one of the core courses of the Near and Middle East curriculum of the Corso di Laurea "Languages, Cultures and Societies of Asia and Mediterranean Africa".
Its formative objectives are within the area linguistic skills learning, namely to develop skills in the competence of the Arabic language in the context of the most common communicative situations, as well as in the reading and interpretation of texts of a certain difficulty. The course provides the key tools to start acquiring a solid knowledge of Arabic language, the Arab culture and societies.
The student will acquire the knowledge, in order of urgency, of elementary aspects of the standard Arabic language (vocabulary, morphology, syntax) with the attainment of a level of linguistic competence equivalent to level A2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for the knowledge of languages). In particular:
1. Knowledge and understanding
• Knowledge of the key sentences necessary to interact in the most common communicative contexts.
• Knowledge of grammatical aspects of the standard Arabic language in relation to the nominal and verbal system, including inflection, and to the sentence types.
2. Ability to apply knowledge and understanding
• Be able to correctly use the key sentences necessary to interact in the most common communicative situations.
• Be able to properly use what has been learned on important grammatical and lexical aspects in order to understand written texts.
• Be able to translate sentences of a certain difficulty from Arabic into Italian using correctly what has been learned about basic grammatical aspects.
3. Ability to judge
• Know how to use the tools made available to evaluate one's level of knowledge, skills and language skills.
4. Communication skills
• Knowing how to communicate the specificities of linguistic analysis, using appropriate terminology.
5. Learning skills
• Knowing how to relate the different contexts of study and apply their knowledge, skills and abilities for personal and professional growth.
Excellent knowledge (theoretical and practical) of the Italian language: being able to express themselves correctly both in the written and oral and to properly understand grammatical and logical analysis; be aware of the differences of registers.
The course provides students with an overall elementary-level knowledge of the modern standard Arabic language, both written and spoken. It specifically offers:
• grammatical notions of particular importance on nominal morphology, verbal (e.g. weak verb forms) and syntax (e.g. conditional sentences); acquisition of the vocabulary: 30 hours of lectures
• application of the above knowledge for the development of active and passive skills and training for linguistic interaction in the most common communicative situations: 120 hours of exercises.
Grammar and exercises:
Deheuvels, J-L., Grammatica Araba, Bologna, 2010-2011 e successive edizioni (2 v.)
Pe, A., Esercizi di arabo con tutte le soluzioni, Milano, 2005.
Solimando, C., Salem, A., Impara l'arabo conversando, Roma, 2011.

Baldissera, Eros, Arabo Compatto. Dizionario italiano-arabo arabo-italiano, Bologna, Zanichelli, 2008.

Students are invited to enroll in the virtual class “Lingua Araba 2 – LT006C” ( ) in order to practice and memorize the vocabulary studied in class.

Useful resources and sites: || Interactive Arabic: || Dunya fii Lubnaan Storybook || Qutrub: || Dictionaries and glossaries: Ejtaal: (Ejtaal > Arabic Almanac: online version of famous dictionaries of modern standard and classical Arabic e.g. Wehr, Kazimirski, Lane) || Almaany: .
The assessment of learning takes place through a written test and an oral test. The written test, consisting of exercises similar to those carried out during the course, aims to ascertain the skills acquired (writing, vocalization, translation skills Arabic / Italian and Italian / Arabic, and written comprehension). The use of dictionaries is not permitted during the written test. In the oral examination students must demonstrate that they knows how to use the grammatical and communicative knowledge and skills acquired during the lectures and the linguistic exercises.
The 12 credits associated with the teaching of Arabic Language 2 are obtained at the time of verbalizing the exam, i.e. after passing both the written and oral exam.
The teaching method develops the language skills all-round through the use of both multimedia tools and those usually accepted in the teaching of foreign languages. It alternates inductive activities with deductive ones and various exercises duly contextualized within the framework of a didactic unit (globality, analysis, synthesis, reflection, control).
Teaching is organized in:
a) lectures;
b) exercises
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 31/03/2020