for Dr. Bulbul's students

Arabic 4 syllabus, July-August 2018

The following is the overall syllabus for UvA Talen Arabic 4, January–March 2018. This is a work in progress that will be modified and added to as the course progresses.

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Lesson Material Covered
Lesson 1
Monday 16/7
During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 2, Unit 1. We did exercises 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9.

Homework for next class:

  • Read the rest of Unit 1 of Mastering Arabic 2, as well as Unit 2.
  • Mastering Arabic 2, Unit 1, exercise 6 (just filling in the form; writing the paragraph will be for next time).
Lesson 2
Wednesday, 18/7
During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 2, Unit 1 (cont.). We discussed exercise 6 and did exercises 10, 11, and 12. We read and discussed pages 15 and 17, carefully went through the audio material for page 16. Other things we did included extra practice saying years and the webpage menu items on page 17.

Homework for next class:

  • Prepare/review Mastering Arabic 2, Unit 2.
  • Read my new page on Umm Kulthum.
  • Do the second part of Unit 1, exercise 6, by writing a paragraph based on the form you filled in. Also do exercise 13, which is a composition exercise.
  • The audio for page 16 included a reference to Zamalek. I have a very short page about that.
Lesson 3
Monday, 23/7

The plan for during class:

  • Mastering Arabic 2, Unit 2.
  • Work through this supplementary sheet to practice the vocabulary.
  • I will hand out a new children’s story, with a vocabulary sheet.

Homework for next class:

  • Mastering Arabic 2, Unit 2, exercises 6, 7, 8, and the listening portion of page 34. Continue working on the vocabulary.
  • Refresh your memory of the first seven ordinal numbers by working through this children’s song.
Lesson 4
Wednesday, 25/7
During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 2, Unit 2 (cont.): We did exercises 7, 8, 9, and 11.
  • We read the children’s book يحيا العدل.

Homework for next class:

  • Mastering Arabic 2: Do exercise 10 (a writing exercise), read pages 32 through 35, and do the listening exercise on page 32.
  • If you have time, read through the questions on this sheet, which use the vocabulary presented in Unit 2.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 2, Unit 3.
Lesson 5
Monday, 30/7
NOTE: This lesson has not yet been updated.
Lesson 6
Wednesday, 1/8
NOTE: This lesson has not yet been updated.
Lesson 7
Monday, 6/8

During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 2, Unit 3. We reread the text on page 42, did exercises 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11. We also did some oral work, especially based on the vocabulary on page 45.

Homework for next class:

  • Do Unit 3, exercise 12, a writing exercise to be turned in to your instructor.
  • Finish Unit 3 by doing everything on pages 52 and 53.
  • Start preparing Unit 4.
Lesson 8
Wednesday, 8/8
NOTE: This lesson has not yet been updated.
During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 2, Unit 4 (cont.).

Homework for next class:

Lesson 9
Monday, 13/8
NOTE: This lesson has not yet been updated.
During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 2, Unit X.

Homework for next class:

Lesson 10
Wednesday, 15/8
NOTE: This lesson has not yet been updated.
Final test.



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