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Arabic Language 4

This module aims to extend students' knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) acquired in previous years, to develop fluency in the reading of texts on a wider range of subject matter and to further consolidate translation skills both into and out of Arabic. By the end of the module, students should have developed their linguistic skills in the four areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking to a point where they are able to use the language in further postgraduate work or in employment.

The texts used for oral and aural practice will be drawn from:

  • Al-Kitaab fii ta‘allum al-‘Arabiyya, Part 3 by K. Brustad, M. Al-Batal and A.Al-Tonsi (Washington DC: Georgetown University Press, 2007)

For Arabic to English translation, the texts will mostly be culled from:

  • B.K. Frangieh (2005) Anthology of Arabic Literature, Culture, and Thought from Pre-Islamic Times to the Present. Yale University Press
  • This will be supplemented as necessary by additional materials.

The following are some useful supplementary resources for this module:

  • Alhawary, Mohammad T. (2011) Modern Standard Arabic Grammar: A learner’s guide. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Al-Warraki, Nariman Naili & Ahmed Taher Hassanein (1994) The Connectors in Modern Standard Arabic. The American University in Cairo Press.
  • Lahlali, El Mustapha (2009) How to Write in Arabic. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Parkinson, Dilworth B. (2006) Using Arabic Synonyms. Cambridge University Press.
  • Wehr, Hans (1994) The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic: Arabic–English Dictionary. J.M. Cowan (ed.). [various editions and reprints available].

Coordinator:  Dr Aziza Zaher

Further details of pre-requisites, co-requisites, aims, contact hours and assessment.