It aims at learning and analyzing short texts and oral expressions in Modern Standard Arabic.
The course includes pronunciation drills and exercises in reading and writing.
The course covers the following aspects of learning the Arabic language:
- identification and reproduction of Arabic phonemes and a first training in common and learned pronunciations
- introduction to the Arabic script and its phonetic transcription, as well as to reading and writing
- acquisition of a limited number of words that are easy to recognize and to memorize.
At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
|By the end of the course, the student should have acquired:
It emphasizes continued acquisition of immediately applicable basic vocabulary, as well as the main mechanisms of the language, through the study of morphology and syntax.
This training provides the first step towards a proficiency level that compares to level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Note: The Arabic language has a range of characteristics that make its acquisition notoriously hard for French-speaking beginners. It has a set of consonants unknown to us, a distinct right-to-left script, and a complex grammar with declensions, with stronger gender marking than in French, and with a system of number distinction that goes beyond our mere distinction between singular and plural. Additionally, Arabic vocabulary shares few elements with French or other languages usually known to students. Thus, it is difficult, at least with respect to the first year, to apply the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages to the Arabic language acquisition.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.This course includes classroom instruction sustained by the iCampus virtual teaching environment. It requires active involvement, with written exercises to be prepared for each class, as well as both written and oral exercises carried out in class.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.
- Indicative continuous assessment based on systematic questioning in class.
Combined individual exam (oral and written), after the end of the course.
The exams for LARAB1100 and LARAB1102 may be taken simultaneously.
- Textes imprimés, textes en photocopies, documents présentés sous forme numérique, support sonore.
- Inscription obligatoire sur iCampus.
- Manuel de référence : Luc-Willy DEHEUVELS, Manuel d'arabe moderne, volume 1, Paris : Langues et mondes/ L'Asiathèque, 2011 (ISBN 978-2-915255-77-5).