ARABIC FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

ARABIC FOR SPECIAL PURPOSES

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Code
65238
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8740 Modern languages and cultures (L-11) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-OR/12
LANGUAGE
Arabic
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Modern languages and cultures)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course intends to give the students the essential skills for the comprehension and the analysis of texts related to the fields of politics and economics, as well enable the development of the their oral communication within these fields. It also aims at consolidating the knowledge of the grammatical structures of Arabic as well as the lexis used for special purposes, through the reading of articles and the listening of audiovisual materials.

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures, seminars and practicals.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course comprises the translation of texts from Arabic into Italian and vice versa and reflection on the translation techniques. Audiovisual material, extracts from newspapers and magazines and short texts prepared by the lecturer will be used.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Newspapers and websites:

- Ash-Shurūq, Egyptian newspaper, www.shorouknews.com;
- Al-Maṣrī al-yawm, Egyptian newspaper, www.almasry-alyoum.com;
- Al-Quds al-'arabī, London newspaper, www.alquds.co.uk;
- Ash-Sharq al-awṣaṭ, Saudi newspaper, www.aawsat.com;
- Al-Ğazīra, http://www.aljazeera.net/portal;
- BBC Arabic version, www.bbc.co.uk/arabic.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

NASSER AHMED ISMAIL AHMED (President)

ABDELHALEEM HUSSEIN ABDELMOTTALEB SOLAIMAN

MARCO AMMAR (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures, seminars and practicals.

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination: the examination will be held in Arabic and will test the student’s oral ability, their comprehension and production on general and specialised topics covered during the course.

Assessment methods

The student will be asked to read, translate and analyse extracts from texts covered during the course. 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
15/09/2021 14:30 GENOVA Orale L'appello è destinato agli studenti del terzo anno (a.a. 2020-21 e gli anni precedenti). Salvo diverse indicazioni, l'esame si terrà in aula C del polo didattico. Gli studenti sono pregati di presentarsi all'esame muniti della tessera universitaria.
29/09/2021 11:30 GENOVA Orale L'appello è destinato agli studenti del terzo anno (a.a. 2020-21 e gli anni precedenti). Salvo diverse indicazioni, l'esame si terrà in aula M del polo didattico. Gli studenti sono pregati di presentarsi all'esame muniti della tessera universitaria.