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Arabic with Middle Eastern and North African Studies II

The course contains the second semester's studies in Arabic with Middle Eastern and North African studies.

Within the framework of the course, the student will continue to study the basics of Arabic grammar, its theory of form and word formation, and syntax.

In addition to Arabic grammar, practice is given in reading and understanding simpler Arabic text, as well as in oral and written language skills. The course also includes a module in Middle Eastern literature.

  • Course structure

    The course consists of four modules.


    Modern Standard Arabic III, 10 credits (ECTS)
    Text Reading I, 5 credits (ECTS)
    Language proficiency II, 7.5 credits (ECTS)
    Middle Eastern literature, 7.5 credits (ECTS)

    For full information about the modules see the Swedish course page.


    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures and seminars. Attendance at all classes is mandatory.

    Course planning and resources

    Course information, details and literature list can be found in the learning platform Athena

    Please note that only registered students have access to downloadable resources as a PDF document in Athena.


    Modern Standard Arabic III, 10 credits, is examined by a written exam.

    Text reading I, 5 credits, is examined through a written exam and written assignments.

    Language Proficiency II, 7.5 credits, is examined through an oral exam and two written exams.

    Middle Eastern literature, 7.5 credits (ECTS) is examined through a written assignment and an oral presentation of a work of fiction.

    The principles for the examinations are stated in the grading criteria.


    Full course: Tania al-Saadi
    Modern Standard Arabic III: Tania al-Saadi
    Text Reading I: Astrid Ottosson al-Bitar
    Language proficiency II: Samim Elias
    Middle Eastern literature: Astrid Ottosson al-Bitar

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Do you have questions about the courses in Middle Eastern and North Africa's Languages and Cultures?

    Student Councelor:

    Director of Studies:
    Martin Säfström
    Phone: 08-16 29 43