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Academic Year/course: 2017/18

416 - Degree in English

27805 - Second Language I: Modern Arabic

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
27805 - Second Language I: Modern Arabic
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
416 - Degree in English
First semester
Subject Type:
Basic Education

5.1. Methodological overview

The linguistic situation of the Arab world will be exposed as well as the basic grammatical structures and their rules of use. 

Oral and written skills will be practiced with active participation of the student. 

More information will be provided on the first day of class.

5.2. Learning tasks

1. Theoretical sessions.

2. Practical sessions.

3. Individual work (text analysis, listening, pronunciation and writing execises)

4. Autonomous learning.

5. Assessment.

5.3. Syllabus

(27805) Second Language II: Modern Arabic

Unit 1.

1.1. Introduction about the situation of the Arabic language in the world: the Diglossia.

1.2. Introduction to phonology and phonetics of the Arabic language: consonants and vowels.

1.3.  Presentation of the Arabic alphabet.

Unit 2.

2.1. Oral skills: greetings and presentations.

2.2. Grammar: independent personal pronouns. Structure of the noun phrase. Interrogative and vocative.

2.3.  Vocabulary: useful expressions for everyday use.

Unit 3.

3.1. Oral skills: Nationalities and jobs. Asking and giving personal information.

3.2. Grammar: nominal Morphology. Qualifying phrase.

3.3. Vocabulary: Country names, nisba adjectives and jobs. 

Unit 4.

4.1. Oral skills: family

4.2. Grammar: genitive construction. Demonstrative. Bound pronouns.

4.3. Vocabulary: members of the family. 

Unit 5.

5.1. Oral skills: usual places.

5.2. Grammar: prepositions. Adverbs. Negative noun phrase.

5.3. Vocabulary: place names. Numerals 1-10.

5.4. Written skills: writing exercises.

Unit 6.

6.1. Oral skills: actions.

6.2. Grammar: regular verb conjugation: perfective.

6.3.  Vocabulary: verbs.

6.4. Written skills: writing exercises.

5.4. Course planning and calendar

Planning and Course calendar

See the academic calendar of the University of Zaragoza:


The website of the Faculty of Philosophy and Arts, Schedule of classes: (


Examination schedule: (


More information will be provided on the first day of class.

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

BB  Aguilar, Victoria. ¡Alatul! : iniciación a la lengua árabe, A1.1 / [Victoria Aguilar, Miguel Ángel Manzano, Jesús Zanón] . Barcelona : Herder, D.L. 2100 [i.e. 2010]
BB An-nafura. A1. Lengua árabe / Aguilar Cobos, J. David ... [] ; [ilustraciones, Paco Quirosa] . 2a ed. corr. Almería : Albujayra, 2007
BC Corriente, Federico. Diccionario avanzado árabe / Federico Corriente, Ignacio Ferrando. . - 2a. ed.rev. y actualizada Barcelona : Herder, 2005
  Aguilar Sebastián, Victoria et al. Paso a paso. Universidad de Alicante (2007) - []
  Diccionario para estudiantes de árabe - []
  Método on-line para aprender árabe - []