Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

427 - Degree in Spanish

28064 - Second Language I (Modern Arabic)

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
28064 - Second Language I (Modern Arabic)
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
427 - Degree in Spanish
First semester
Subject Type:
Basic Education

5.1. Methodological overview

See "Learning activities " and "Syllabus".

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

5.2. Learning tasks

  • Theoretical lectures.
  • Practical lectures.
  • Individual work.
  • Personal study.
  • Assessment activities.

5.3. Syllabus


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 adjectifs 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

See the academic calendar of the University of Zaragoza ( and 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.