for Dr. Bulbul's students

Arabic 2 syllabus: October-December 2020

The following is the overall syllabus for UvA Talen Arabic 3, October-December 2020. The same course taught by Elise will also follow this basic outline, but may differ in details.

A couple of useful links:

And also a couple of administrative points:

  • Please write to your instructor if for some reason you cannot attend class.
  • Students who fail the exam they can do only one resit. The resit can be taken either Wednesday, 16 December or Tuesday 22, December.
  • Please try to miss as few classes as possible. NOTE: UvA Talen’s rule is that you cannot miss more than two classes to be eligible for the final exam.
Lesson Material Covered
Lesson 1
7/10

During class:

Homework for next class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 4: Watch the video described at the bottom of page 48. All videos for the book can be found here.
  • 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
14/10

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
21/10

During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 7.

Homework:

  • Watch أين أنتِ؟
  • 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
28/10

During class:

Homework:

  • Watch Shaykh Munaf, episode 2
  • Do exercises 10 and 11 in Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 8. 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 may do an activity using the new vocabulary.
Lesson 5
4/11

During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 9.

Homework:

  • Watch مدينة مريم.
  • Do Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 9, exercises 10 and 11.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 10: Read all the explanations and learn the vocabulary.
Lesson 6
11/11

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. Also do the exercise on page 130, which you have to think about and then do with the audio. You will then practise this in class live with a partner.
  • Finish exercise 9 on page 129, writing it out.
  • For help with writing the Arabic numerials, look at Unit 12 in the Bite-Size Arabic handwriting workbook.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 11: Read the explanations and learn the vocabulary.
Lesson 7
18/11

During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 10, exercise 10.
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 11.

Homework:

  • 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, 10, and 11.
  • 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.
  • At the top of this page, please look at sheet with information about the final test, as well as the spelling list.
Lesson 8
25/11

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. (You are a productive group. We actually did all of this in class.)
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 13: Read the explanations and learn the vocabulary.
Lesson 9
2/12

During class:

  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 13.

Homework:

  • Read through text on page 178 in Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 13.
  • Prepare for test.
Lesson 10
9/12
Final test.



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