for Dr. Bulbul's students

Arabic 2 syllabus, October–December 2018

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.

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Lesson Material Covered
Lesson 1
3/10
During class:

Homework for next class:

  • Watch Shaykh Munaf, episode 1.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 5: Read explanations on pages 63 and 64. Learn vocabulary on pages 65–66.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 6: Read explanations and learn vocabulary on pages 81–82. The prepositions introduced in the vocabulary are also displayed graphically on page 78.
Lesson 2
10/10
Updated.
During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Units 5 and 6.

Homework:

  • Watch غرفة مريم
  • Finish off Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 6, doing exercises 11 and 12. Do exercise 10 on a separate sheet of paper, with your name on top, and hand it in to your teacher next week.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 7: Read the Arabic on page 83. Read all of the explanations, and learn the vocabulary.
Lesson 3
17/10
Updated.
During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 7.

Homework:

  • Watch أين أنتِ؟
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 7: Do exercise 6 and do exercise 7 on the textbook website. Watch the video pictured on page 91 on the textbook website.
  • The next unit in Mastering Arabic 1 is a review unit. So this is a good opportunity to review all of the vocabulary from Units 1 through 7.
  • Prepare the children’s book أنا وأخي.
  • 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.
Lesson 4
24/10
NOTE: This lesson has not yet been updated.
During class:

Homework:

  • Watch Shaykh Munaf, episode 2
  • Do exercise 4 in Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 8.
  • 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.
Lesson 5
31/10
NOTE: This lesson has not yet been updated.
During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 9.
  • Questions using vocabulary from أنا وأخي.

Homework:

  • Watch مدينة مريم
  • Do the video portion of Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 9, exercise 11.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 10: Read all the explanations and learn the vocabulary.
Lesson 6
7/11
NOTE: This lesson has not yet been updated.
During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 10.

Homework:

  • Watch Shaykh Munaf, episode 3.
  • Reread the conversation in Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 10, on page 126.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 11: Read the explanations and learn the vocabulary.
Lesson 7
14/11
NOTE: This lesson has not yet been updated.
During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 11.

Homework:

  • Watch color song.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 12: Read the first page. Read the explanations and learn the vocabulary.
  • Read the page on this site about online Arabic dictionaries.
Lesson 8
21/11
NOTE: This lesson has not yet been updated.
During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 12.

Homework:

  • Watch مصر هي أمّي
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 12: We have read through the bubbles exercise 4 in class; now work through the audio portion, putting the bubbles in the correct order. Also do the video exercise on page 164.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 13: Read the explanations and learn the vocabulary.
Lesson 9
28/11
NOTE: This lesson has not yet been updated.
During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 13.

Homework:

  • Do audio portion of exercise 8 in Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 13.
  • Prepare for test.
Lesson 10
5/12
Final test.



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