Arabic III

A.Y. 2021/2022
Overall hours
Learning objectives
This course continues and extends the language work of the first two years of study. It aims at developing grammatical accuracy as well as fluency.
Expected learning outcomes
Understand, translate and produce intermediate texts on a known subject without a dictionary
Understand and translate into Italian complex texts on an unknown subject with a dictionary
Read aloud known texts correctly
Discuss a range of known topics in Modern Standard Arabic.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
All lectures and and practice classes will be sinchronous on MS Teams (code emccx8h); only in specific cases, which will be communicated in advance, synchronous lectures will be replaced by pre-recorded videos. The timetable is unchanged and all the most important information will be provided through the Ariel website of the course.
There will be no change to the course syllabus and reading list. There may be changes in the structure of the exam if the medical emergency does not allwa written exams in a physical classroom. These will be communicated in due time if necessary.
Course syllabus
Grammar - We shall complete the work of the first two years, completing acquisition of the basic concempts of Arabic morphology and syntax.
Media Arabic - Students will be introduced to the language of the Arabic media through the Media Arabic manual as well as original texts and multimedial material. Students will be offered basic training in comprehension and translation of contemporary Media Arabic in both directions, and will also compose their own written material.
Texts - We will work on the comprehension, linguistic analysis, and translation of literary texts. Students will be trained in how to optimise their use of the dictionary for comprehension of complex texts.
Prerequisites for admission
In order to register for the exam, students must have completed successfully the Lingua Araba II exam (both written and oral).
Teaching methods
The course consists of lectures and language practice classes. The Ariel website for the course contains a Course Blog, detailing the contents and activities for each class as well as additional references and practice material.
Teaching Resources
- Darghmouni , Sana, Kalima/parola. Lezioni di scrittura e grammatica araba con esercizi. Le Monnier, 2019, vol. 2.
- ad-Duʿaji, ʿAli, Notti in bianco, Hoepli, 2012 e ristampe.
- Langone, Daiana Angela, Lo spettatore. Breve antologia di scrittori siriani, Hoepli, 2012.
- Veccia Vaglieri, Laura, e Maria Avino, Grammatica teorico-pratica della lingua araba, Istituto per l'Oriente, 2017.
- Materiali messi a disposizione dai docenti sulla pagina Ariel
- Baldissera, E., Il dizionario di Arabo (italiano-arabo, arabo-italiano), Zanichelli, 2004
- Tresso, C.M., Dizionario Arabo (italiano-arabo), Hoepli, 2014.
- Traini, R., Vocabolario arabo-italiano, 3 vol., Istituto per l'Oriente, 1966 e ristampe
- Wehr, H., Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, ed. J. M. Cowan (arabo-inglese).
- Ashtiany, Julia, Media Arabic, Edinburgh University Press, 1993, diverse ristampe.
- Mion, Giuliano, Grammatica di arabo standard moderno. Fonetica, morfologia e sintassi, Hoepli 2021.
- Kendall, Elizabeth, Media Arabic. An Essential Vocabulary, Edinburgh University Press, 2012.
- Salem A., Solimando C., Imparare l'arabo conversando, Carocci, 2018
Assessment methods and Criteria
WRITTEN EXAM (approximately 3 hours):
1- Translation or summary of a short item of news from Arabic into Italian (no dictionary).
2- Grammar question on the above text (no dictionary).
3- Translation of a short narrative or essay from Arabic into Italian (with dictionary).
4- EITHER a translation into Italian of a short text (news or narrative) OR a short written production on one of the topics treated with the language practice classes (with dictionary).

1- Conversation in Arabic on the topics covered in the language practice classes.
2- Reading aloud, translating, morphological and syntactic analysis of a known text.
Students who have completed elective activities during the year (presentation in class, Media Arabic test). Students who cannot attend classes are advised to follow the Course Blog on the Ariel website.
L-OR/12 - ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours