Elementary Arabic
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Course code
HIL6039.HT
old course code
HIL6039
Course title in Estonian
Araabia keel algajatele
Course title in English
Elementary Arabic
ECTS credits
15.0
Assessment form
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lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
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Course aims
Enable the students to understand the historical development of the Arabic language; to make it possible for the students to compare MSA with Classical Arabic.
Brief description of the course
The course is based on Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). The course begins with learning the arabic script – the consonant system and the diacritical marks. In grammar the topics discussed will be: grammatical gender in nominals, adjectives and verbs; strong verb and the weak verb (assimilated, hollow, defective verbs); the moods indicative, subjunctive, jussive); nominal and verbal sentences; the cases – nominative, accusative, genitive; relative clauses; inna caluses. Shorter texts will be read independently and later discussed and checked during the lectures. The same system will be used with composing dialogues.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
knowledge of the structure of the Arabic language;
- ability to employ the grammar learnt during the lectures in writing and to prepare dialogues on everyday topics.
Teacher
Prof. Dr. Otto Jastrow
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