This course is only open to students in the BA Midden-Oostenstudies.
Successful completion of Modern Standard Arabic 2
This course has the following co-requisites: ‘Arabic Texts 1: Stories’, ‘Media Arabic,’ and ‘Modern Standaard Arabisch 4: gevorderde grammatica’. Students who wish to join this course without the other courses should contact the course instructor by 15-01-2023.
In this course, students practice reading and writing in Arabic at the high-beginning, low intermediate level. The course will help students gain control of Arabic structures, and construct their own Arabic sentences with ease. The course also discusses such cultural aspects as family and gender roles in the Arab world, the cultural construct of the Arab market, holidays/feasts, etc.
The course will help students gain control of their Arabic, and be able to read, and write about a variety of topics such as shopping, family relations, making preparations and arrangements, asking for and giving advice, instructions and directions.
The timetables are available through My Timetable.
Mode of instruction
Attendance and active participation are obligatory for seminars. Students are required to prepare for and attend all sessions. The course is offered as part of a full-time program of studies, and therefore work commitments, holidays, or overseas travel do not constitute valid reasons for absence. The lecturer should be informed in writing of any classes to be missed for a valid reason (i.e., due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the student’s control, such as documented illness, family bereavement, problems with residence permits, victim of crime, or railway delays). In case of a justified absence, it is up to the Lecturer to decide whether the missed class should be made up with an extra assignment. The maximum of such absences during a semester is two. Please note that you are required to provide documentation that supports your case for absence where possible. Absence without notification and approval could result in a grade deduction, or in work not being marked and a failing grade for the course.
The final grade for the course is established by determining the weighted average of the following:
If the final grade is below 6.0 there is the possibility to resit for 65% of the grade (which will replace the grades for the quizzes and final exams). The grades for homework and participation cannot be retaken and will count towards the final grade.
Inspection and feedback
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
Al-Kitaab Part Two, Third Edition with companion website, Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi.
Additional material as deemed appropriate by instructor, made available via Brightspace.
- Ryding, K. C. (2005). A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Enrolment through My Studymap is mandatory.
For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.
For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: De Vrieshof.