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Arabic 3 syllabus, September-December 2019

The following is the overall syllabus for UvA Talen Arabic 3, January-March 2019. This syllabus is based on the syllabus for a previous course and will be updated with current information as the course proceeds.

Some useful links:

And also a couple of administrative points:

  • If you do not pass the final exam or cannot attend class on the day of the final exam, the make-up exam or resit can be taken on either 27 March or 2 April from 19:00 to 21:00 at UvA Talen, Roetersstraat 25.
  • Please try to miss as few classes as possible, not more than two in order to be eligible for the final exam.
Lesson Material Covered
Lesson 1
30/9
Updated 5/10.

During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 14, through page 194.

Homework for next class:

  • Learn vocabulary in Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 14.
  • Do exercises 8 and 9.
  • Watch the video described on p. 199 and answer the questions. The videos are on this page.
  • Since we will be talking about the weather in Arabic, you may want to look at this Egyptian weather page.
  • Pages 194-194 have references to St. Catherine’s Monastery, Sinai. Here is the Wikipedia page about that: Dutch, English.
Lesson 2
7/10
Updated 11/10.
During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 14 (remainder).
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 15. Exercises 6, 10, and 11.

Homework for next class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 15: Do as much of exercises 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 as you have time for. Do the bottom of exercise 12 on p. 209, where you have to rewrite the paragraph in third person. Next time we will do the exercise on page 210; please think ahead about what you will need to say.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 16.
  • Listen to خالي عنده سبع أولاد song.

Links:

Lesson 3
14/11
Not yet updated.

During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 15, speaking exercise on page 210.
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 16.

Homework for next class:

  • Do exercises 4, 7, 8, and 9 in Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 16, as well as the video exercise on page 225.
  • Write out a complete conversation between a shopkeeper and a customer based on Conversation 2 on page 210 to hand in to the teacher during the next class.
  • During class, the children’s story تشوبي لا يريد أن يَنام was handed out. We won’t be discussing this until lesson 5, but you could start reading it now. What I said in class was wrong; we won’t be reading this in class next week, but rather in two weeks.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 17.
Lesson 4
21/10
Not yet updated.

During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 17, through exercise 9.

Homework for next class:

  • Watch the days of the week video.
  • Continue learning the material in Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 17.
  • Prepare تشوبي لا يريد أن يَنام
  • If we have time, we will do a speaking activity based on Unit 17, exercises 6–9 (hiring a car). So, be sure to prepare for that.
Lesson 5
28/10
Not yet updated.

During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 17 (cont.). We did exercises 10 through 13.
  • تشوبي لا يريد أن يَنام

Homework for next class:

  • Watch Shaykh Munaf, episode 4.
  • Do Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 17, exercise 15, which is a writing exercise. Turn it in to your instructor in class.
  • Look at Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 17, exercise 14 on page 241. If you do not have a paper dictionary, it may be difficult for you to do, but at least carefully read the explanation of weak verbs on page 240.
  • Watch the video described at the bottom of page 242. It’s on the Mastering Arabic official website.
  • If you have time, write out exercise 11, which we did orally in class.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 18.
Lesson 6
4/11
Not yet updated.

During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 18, through exercise 7.

A couple of links related to things in Unit 18:

Homework for next class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 18, exercise 8, which we will discuss in class. Keep preparing this unit: learn the vocabulary and read the texts.
  • Oops! Didn’t notice that I was supposed to hand out a supplemental reading to work through in the next lesson. So instead of that, we’ll start on Unit 19, working through exercise 3. Please start learning the names of the months to prepare for that.
Lesson 7
11/11
Not yet updated.

During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 18 (cont.)
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 19, through exercise 3.

Homework for next class:

  • De Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 18, exercises 11 and 13.
  • Watch Shaykh Munaf, episode 5.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 19.
  • It would be a good idea to start looking at the description of the final test, especially the part about writing and speaking skills.
  • Prepare the supplemental reading, described on this page. I’ll send around links to files with embedded audio in an email message, in case you weren’t in class.
Lesson 8
18/11
Not yet updated.

During class:

  • هدايا العيد
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 19.

Homework for next class:

  • Watch This way! No, no, this way! (Arabic with Nadia).
  • Try to do exercise 4 in Unit 19, which is a writing exercise. We will work with this in class.
  • Prepare for the speaking skills test, which will be given next time in class.
Lesson 9
25/11
Not yet updated.

During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1: Units 19 (cont.) and 20.

Homework for next class:

  • Prepare for test.
Lesson 10
2/12
Not yet updated.

Final test. Here is a sheet with information about the test.



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