The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
The course covers the following aspects of learning the Arabic language:
- pronunciation drills aiming at authenticity;
- passive knowledge of unvocalized Arabic script as generally used for writing colloquial Arabic;
- passive knowledge of transcription systems used in scholarly literature for writing colloquial Arabic;
- acquisition of a basic vocabulary, characteristic of modern daily life in its multiple aspects.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|By the end of the course, the student should be able:
It emphasizes the acquisition of immediately applicable substantial basic vocabulary, as well as the main mechanisms of the language, through the study of morphology and syntax.
This entire process should result in a proficiency level that compares to levels A2 (for the active aspects) and B1 (for passive aspects) of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Note: The Arabic dialects have a range of characteristics that make their acquisition notoriously hard for French-speaking beginners. They have a set of consonants unknown to us, a distinct right-to-left script, and a complex grammar. Additionally, Arabic vocabulary shares few elements with French or other languages usually known to students. Thus, it is difficult to apply the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages to the acquisition of Arabic dialects.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.This course includes classroom instruction sustained by the Moodle virtual teaching environment. It requires active involvement, with written exercises to be prepared for each class, as well as both written and oral exercises to be carried out in class.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.
- Continuous assessment of quality of participation in class.
- Oral exam on the course materials at the end of the academic year.
- Textes imprimés, textes en photocopies, documents présentés sous forme numérique, support sonore.
- Inscription obligatoire sur Moodle.