The following is the overall syllabus for UvA Talen Arabic 2, October–December 2018. The syllabus is based on a previous course and will be updated gradually with current information as the course progresses.
In Mastering Arabic, Unit 7, exercise 6, on p. 91, reference is made to ابن سينا, known in the West by his Latin name Avicenna. You can read more about this historical figure, sometimes called “the father of modern medicine”, on Wikipedia in English or in Dutch.
Do exercises 7 and 11 in Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 8. They’re not very exciting, but they will help you learn to spell some recent vocabulary and use the grammar. You do not need to hand these assignments in to your teacher. Remember that there is an answer key in the back of the book if you get stuck.
Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 9: Read all the explanations. Familiarize yourself with the countries on the first page and those listed in the vocabulary section. Learn the vocabulary after the nationalities in the vocabulary section.
Reread أنا وأخي. Next time we will do an activity using the new vocabulary.
Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 9.
We did NOT do an activity using vocabulary from أنا وأخي, as was mentioned in last week’s homework.
Reread the conversation in Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 10, on page 126. Also do the exercise 130, which you have to think about and then do with the audio. You will then practise this in class live with a partner.
Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 11: Read the explanations and learn the vocabulary.
Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 11.
Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 11: Read the conversation on page 143; next time we will practise this as in the pink box on the same page. Do exercises 7, 8, 9, and 11.