Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LM8M30 (AF:349265 AR:188134)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
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Within the Master's Degree, this course is for students who need training in Arabic at an elementary level
The course aims at providing students with the necessary tools to interpret and understand simple texts in Arabic, and to interact on an informal level. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, elements of morphology, syntax, and lexicon. They will be able to introduce themselves and having short conversations on simple topics.
Those required by the degree program.
The course provides students with an overall beginner-level knowledge of the modern standard Arabic language, both written and spoken. It specifically offers:
• basic grammatical notions on nominal morphology (e.g. plurals), verbal (e.g. simple and derived forms of the verbs) and syntax (types of sentences simple / compound )
• application of the above knowledge for the development of active and passive skills and training for linguistic interaction in simple communicative contexts
Deheuvels L.-W., Manuel d'arabe moderne, L'Asiathèque, tome 1 (or the Italian translation: Grammatica Araba, Bologna: Zanichelli 2010, vol. 1)

Supplementary material will be available in Moodle.

The following tools could be useful

Reference grammars:
Ryding, K., A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic, Cambridge University Press, 2012
Badawi, E., Carter M. G., Gully A. Modern Written Arabic: A Comprehensive Grammar, London, Routledge, 2014

Wehr, Hans, Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, edited by J.M. Cowan (any edition)
Reigh, Daniel, DICTIONNAIRE ARABE-FRANCAIS. As sabil al wasit, Larousse (any edition)
Baldissera, E. (2014). Dizionario Arabo-Italiano. Bologna: Zanichelli

Interactive Arabic: || Qutrub: || Dizionari e glossari: Ejtaal: (Percorso: Ejtaal > Arabic Almanac: versione on-line di autorevoli diz. di arabo standard e classico, es. Wehr, Kazimirski, Lane. Percorso: Ejtaal > Mawrid Reader: versione on-line del diz. di arabo standard Mawrid) || Almaany: .
Test mode: a written test and an oral test. The written test (without a dictionary) consists of exercises similar to those carried out during the course and aims to ascertain the skills acquired (writing, vocalization and translation skills from and to Arabic). Oral test: the student must demonstrate that he/she knows how to use the grammatical and communicative knowledge and skills acquired during the lectures.
Teaching method: audio-oral approach, focused on various pattern drills, duly contextualized within the framework of a didactic unit (globality, analysis, synthesis, reflection, control). The course includes lectures and individual exercises.
The teaching languages of this master's degree program are: English and French. The use of the Italian language is only foreseen in exceptional cases.
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 14/03/2021