MEDMgr13 Practical Arabic I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/3/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Danuša Čižmíková, PhD. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Danuša Čižmíková, PhD.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
! PAPVA_05 Arabic for beginners && ! PAPVA_10 Arabic IB && ! PAPVA_35 Arabic IIA && ! PAPVA_36 Arabic IIB && ! CST:MSAC_II Modern Standard Arabic II && ! RLB103 Arabic IV && ! RLB102 Arabic III && ! RLB101 Arabic II && ! RLB100 Arabic I && ! NOW ( RLB100 Arabic I ) && ! NOW ( CST:MSAC_II Modern Standard Arabic II ) && ! CST:MSAC_II Modern Standard Arabic II
The course is aimed at students of the Arabic module in the Mediterranean studies programme, as well as participants enrolled in other study programmes, especially if those are of philological nature. No previous knowledge of Arabic is required for enrollment in the course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20
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Course objectives
Throughout the course students will familiarize themselves with Arabic sounds, script and word-order, as well as with the basics of Arabic grammar and word-formation at A0-A1 level according to CEFR. The final weeks of the term will be aimed at improving the students' ability to form and respond to simple equational sentences and at enhancing their communication skills.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: - write in Arabic;
- read a simple text in Arabic (vocalized and non-vocalized);
- form equational sentences in present tense;
- introduce themselves, ask and respond to simple questions about themselves;
- describe where an object or a place is.
  • Arabic alphabet. Arabic script.
  • The article.
  • Personal pronouns.
  • Demonstrative pronouns.
  • Roots, patterns, and stems in Arabic.
  • Agreement between nouns and adjectives.
  • Equational sentence.
  • Prepositions.
    required literature
  • FLEISSIG, Jiří and Charif BAHBOUH. Základy moderní spisovné arabštiny. Praha: Dar Ibn Rushd, 1992. ISBN 809007670X. info
    not specified
  • OLIVERIUS, Jaroslav and František ONDRÁŠ. Moderní spisovná arabština : vysokoškolská učebnice. Praha: Set out, 2007. 287 s. ISBN 8086277518. info
  • SCHULZ, Eckehard, Günter KRAHL and Wolfgang REUSCHEL. Standard Arabic : An elementary-intermediate course. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 654 pp. ISBN 0-521-77465-9. info
Teaching methods
Grammar exercises, listening and responding, reading comprehension, speaking skills practice.
Assessment methods
Ongoing student assessment: homeworks assigned during the term and active participation in the seminars (75 % minimum is required). Final (written) examination at the end of the term.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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