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 the revised and updated edition of the book "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:||15. September - 1. Dezember 2014 (12 sessions).
Monday 20:00-21:30 CET (19:00-20:30 GMT, will be 18:00-19:30 GMT after 26.Oct.)
|Communication in class:||Class is taught in Arabic and English.
Communication via browserbased 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 18. August 2014. You get a 10% discount if you register before 1. August 2014.
|Technical Issues||Students need a computer, internet access, a headset (compulsory) and a Skype account. Details to the webinar software used in this course will be provided upon registration. In a personal meeting you will be given a short introduction to it and we will check whether the connection is working well. Technical problems showing up during the semester that prevent a student from attending the class are subject to his/her own responsibility. Missed classes will, therefore, not be substituted. However, if a technical problem prevents all students 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