In this course you will be working on news as provided by newspapers - supplemented by TV or radio extracts. You will thus get familiar with the style of media Arabic and build up an important core vocabulary for different topics.
|Material:||We will work with "Media Arabic" by Alaa Algibali and Nevenka Korica, AUC 2014, ISBN 978-9774166525, which will be supplemented by the teacher with some current news items and audio and video extracts.|
|Lecturer:||Daniel Falk, M.A., University of Leipzig, Germany.|
|Time:||2 April - 11 June 2015 (12 sessions).
Thursday 19:00-20:30 CET (18:00-19:30 GMT)
|Communication in class:||Class is taught in Arabic and English.
Communication via Cliqmeet webinar software.
|Participants||Participants are within our beginners level; you are thus expected to have a sound knowledge of Arabic grammar and the ability to understand an intermediate Arabic text with the aid of a dictionary. You are not expected of having extensively read Arabic authentic material or followed Arabic TV programs. You can express your opinion in Arabic spontaneously in a simple way, a discussion without preparation might still be too difficult.
Level as specified by CEFR: B1.2.
|Mode||Once a week, 90 minutes, in a small group of six to nine, online. This course comprises twelve sessions. Lessons will be progressive. Estimated time to prepare the lessons will be at least 3 hours per week. Cancelled sessions due to an emergency on the part of the lecturer will be substituted (normally added at the end of the semester).|
|Certificate||A certificate of participation will be issued if the student has attended at least three quarters of all meetings and if he/she has met the course requirements as defined by the lecturer at the beginning of the semester (This might include presentations in class or written exercises).|
10% discount on early registration and for former students of our webclasses.
Fees are expected to be paid before teaching starts. If a student has to cancel his/ her participation before the first session, he/ she will be reimbursed the whole amount minus a charge of 60.- EUR. No reimbursement will be paid after the first session.
Registration is open until 22 March 2015. You get a 10% discount if you register before 1 March 2015.
|Technical Issues||Students need internet access, a headset and a Skype account. In class, Cliqmeet, a webinar browser based software will be used (does not need any installation). We will check in a personal online meeting, whether the connection is working and give you a short introduction into the programs. Technical problems showing up during the courses that prevent a student from attending the class are his/her own responsibility. Missed classes will, therefore, not be substituted. However, if a general technical problem prevents everyone from participating, the class will be substituted (normally added at the end of the semester).|
|Further Information||Dr. Eva Yousssef, evamira.youssef at uzh.ch
Daniel Falk, M.A., daniel.falk at uni-leipzig.de