for Dr. Bulbul's students

Arabic 3 syllabus, April-June 2021

The following is the overall syllabus for UvA Talen Arabic 3, April-June 2020.

Some useful links:

And also a couple of administrative points:

  • Please write to your instructor if for some reason you cannot attend class.
  • Resits are scheduled on Wednesday 30 June and Tuesday 6 July at 19:00. All resits are online via Zoom. The students need to sign up by email at for one of these options.
  • 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
14/4
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, 9, 10, and 12.
  • 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
21/4
During class:
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 14 (remainder).
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 15. Exercises 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11.
Homework for next class:
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 14: Write a reply to the postcard in exercise 14.
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 15: Exercises 1 and 7. 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
28/4
During class:
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 15, speaking exercise on page 210.
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 16.
Homework for next class:
  • Do exercises 4, 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.
  • Prepare Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 17.
Lesson 4
12/5
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. Do exercises 7, 8, and 9.
  • Prepare تشوبي لا يريد أن يَنام or other supplementary reading indicated by your instructor.
  • 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
19/5
During class:
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 17 (cont.). We did the text on page 236 and exercises 10 through 13.
  • تشوبي لا يريد أن يَنام or other supplementary reading.
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
26/5
During class:
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 18, through exercise 5.
A couple of links related to things in Unit 18: Homework for next class:
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 17, exercise 15, p. 242, to turn in to your instructor. If you don’t have enough time for this week, then hand it in the following week.
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 18, exercise 8, which we will discuss in class. Keep preparing this unit: learn the vocabulary and read the texts.
  • Prepare هدايا العيد or other supplemental reading indicated by your instructor.
Lesson 7
2/6
During class:
  • Mastering Arabic 1, Unit 18 (cont.)
  • هدايا العيد or other supplemental reading
Homework for next class:
Lesson 8
9/6
During class:
  • 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
16/6
During class:
  • Mastering Arabic 1: Units 19 (cont.) and 20.
Homework for next class:
  • Prepare for test.
Lesson 10
23/5
Final test. Here is a sheet with information about the test.

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