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Basic Course: "Following Arabic news and reports"

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).
Fees   330 EUR.
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   here
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
Daniel Falk, M.A., daniel.falk at

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