Course Title : Albanian Language I
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ALB 101-2 A -1 4 0 0 4.00 5
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Description The language is a core element of our life. It helps to make possible the communication in our life and at the same time, it shapes our structues of thinking and the way we communicate our thoughts. This is why the better we use the language, the better we get to know ourselves and present our personality to the society. This course aims to give to the students general and special skills in using the albanian language; by improving their skills in writng of the albanian language and by developing their speaking abilities in discourses and different discussions.
Objectives • To acquaint and practically train the student with the basic rules of the art of writing. • Acquire issues of morphological and syntactic norm. • Students achieve a high communicative act, through normative lecturing. • To do works with high language level (essays, course assignments and diploma thesis). • Encourage critical scrutiny and the act of correction in cases of deviations from standard Albanian.
Course Outline
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1Linguistic culture: The art of writing. - Creation rules, stages, planning, creation writing, text, text links. Literary Albanian Everyone can and should write, but this is not easy, because the rules of language creation, stages, planning to create the text must be known and mastered. Memushaj, Rami. (2002) Standard Albanian, How to speak and write Toena, Tirana: 11-13.
2Linguistic culture: The art of writing. - Rules of creation, stages, planning, writing of creation. Text, text links. To write means to be creative. Within the rules, care must be taken for the stages of creation, its planning, writing, drafting the text, always according to the criteria of the standard language. Memushaj, Rami. (2002) Standard Albanian, How to speak and write Toena, Tirana: 14-30.
3Review: rewrite, edit and proofread. Editing. Correction. Signs of correction After the first handwriting, the material review begins, which means rewriting, editing and proofreading, accompanied by the corresponding marks. Memushaj, Rami. (2002) Standard Albanian, How to speak and write Toena, Tirana: 33-40.
4Grammatical norms. Standard Albanian language. Standard Albanian norms. Writing habits correctly. The main care must be taken for the knowledge and acquisition of grammatical norms, in order to strengthen the habits, so necessary to turn the language into its real possibilities. Memushaj, Rami. (2002) Standard Albanian, How to speak and write Toena, Tirana: 41-50.
5Gender, shape and race of the name. There will be cases when masculine nouns change gender in the plural, nouns with the same subject for both genders, forms and use of proper nouns. Attention should be paid to the plural with suffixes and shifts. Memushaj, Rami. (2002) Standard Albanian, How to speak and write Toena, Tirana: 51-70.
6Pronoun. Types. Meaning, grammatical features. Differences and similarities. Types of pronouns, short forms in the personal pronoun, lack of gender, interrogative pronoun, possessive, personal and relative. Memushaj, Rami. (2002) Standard Albanian, How to speak and write Toena, Tirana: 71-80.
7Verb. Classes of verbs. The origin of verbal forms. Verbs with doubles. Imperative mode. Verbs with the most vowel theme, first grade, subclasses, second grade and subclasses, Verbs with the most consonant theme and its two classes, together with subclasses. Irregular verbs, complementarity. Memushaj, Rami. (2002) Standard Albanian, How to speak and write Toena, Tirana: 81-98.
8Midterm Exam
9The order of the limbs in the sentence. The order of the determinants of a name. A. Adjective + adjective; B. Adjective + serial number or pronoun; C. Surname + first name; D. Name + name. This chapter, V, breathes from the quote-message of Nobert Jokli, who advises to preserve the spirit of the Albanian language from any bastardization, because unnecessary foreign cattle are entering the discourse. Memushaj, Rami. (2002) Standard Albanian, How to speak and write Toena, Tirana: 99-100.
10Adaptation of limbs in sentences Order, matching the predicate with the subject in number ,, in itself; matching determinants with name, gender, number. Albanian constructions instead of foreign constructions. If the subject is a plural noun, the predicate is usually put in the singular: The whole village was uprooted to see the bad sign. When the subject consists of several pronouns of different persons, singular or plural, the verb is put in the plural. There is adaptation in itself, mainly the keyword. Determinants fit in gender, in number. Memushaj, Rami. (2002) Standard Albanian, How to speak and write Toena, Tirana: 103-105.
11Adaptation of times in the subordinating period Adaptation depends on the type of sentences, but also on the semantics (meaning) of the verb itself; will stay in the case of wrong adjustment. The rules for adapting verb tenses are numerous: they depend on the type of sentences, but also on the semantics of the verb tenses themselves. In the subordinating period, the imperative, the present tense, the past tense, and the future tense are related to each other. There are cases here when spoken discourse alternates with written discourse. Memushaj, Rami. (2002) Standard Albanian, How to speak and write Toena, Tirana: 106-107.
12Vocabulary purity The decline of language care reminds us of the message of the albanologist Norbert Jokl: "If for all languages the issue of language purity is of great importance, for the Albanian language it is of vital importance." Unnecessary borrowings create a problem, when it is known that Albanian does not lack the words of its own dough. But the lexical richness must be recognized. Memushaj, Rami. (2002) Standard Albanian, How to speak and write Toena, Tirana:
13False friends (gr. Present-paronimet) ... Language ugliness Paronyms are pairs of similar words in writing and pronunciation, but different in meaning. The ugliness of language is created by mispronunciation or misuse. It will also focus on foreign verbal constructions. Memushaj, Rami. (2002) Standard Albanian, How to speak and write Toena, Tirana: 111-115.
14Albanian word instead of foreign word: Exercises Academic expression: Consultations (Presentations; Oral presentation of the paper; Public speaking techniques; Use of electronic and assistive devices during the presentation; Group presentation; How to answer questions.) On pages 116-124 are given Albanian words that can replace the foreign word, arbitrarily inserted in Albanian. Academic expression is illustrated concretely with examples, such as presenting the work, care for public speaking, use of projector, smartboard. Work in groups and see how you should respond. Memushaj, Rami. (2002) Standard Albanian, How to speak and write Toena, Tirana: 116-124.
15Repetition. exercise For reinforcement, the text provides 23 (pp. 125-132) exercises that serve to increase and reinforce language skills. serve to replicate and reinforce knowledge and skills. Memushaj, Rami. (2002) Standard Albanian, How to speak and write Toena, Tirana: 125-132.
16Final Exam
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Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Knowledge and correct use of standard Albanian language in spoken and written
2This lecture course will train students with a correct and better use of Albanian, will improve their writing skills in Albanian and will help them to build a fluent lecture.
3The student will be practically trained with the basic rules of the art of writing, gaining more creativity.
4Linguistic issues arising from deviations from morphological and syntactic norms will be mastered.
5Students will achieve a high communicative act, through normative lecturing.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms140
Quizzes00
Projects00
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade50
Contribution of final examination to overall grade50
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
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Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16464
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14456
Assignments 000
Midterms 100
Final examination 122
Other 133
Total Work Load 125
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5
ECTS 5

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