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ARABIC

> Level 1
AR 1002
ARABIC FOR BEGINNERS 1
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr B Fennell

Pre-requisite(s): None.

Note(s): Please note, this course is designed for beginners in Arabic and is not available to native speakers.

This course will introduce students to Arabic speaking, listening, reading and writing. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening and particularly on the pronunciation of sounds and symbols unfamiliar to non-native Arabic speakers. Students will first learn to understand and express themselves in basic role play and dialogue and gradually move on to familiarize themselves with written Arabic.

3 one-hour classes per week; 1 tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Examination (40%). Course work - Language exercises (60%).

Resit: Examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Course work (60%). 3 formative assessments of different aspects of written Arabic language, plus 1 formative assessment of aural Arabic language, and 1 formative assessment of oral Arabic language.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral/aural classes.

AR 1502
ARABIC FOR BEGINNERS II
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr B Fennell

Pre-requisite(s): Arabic for Beginners I

Note(s): Please note, this course is designed for beginners in Arabic and is not available to native speakers.

Building on Arabic for Beginners I, students will continue their introduction to Arabic speaking, listening, reading and writing. There will be continued emphasis on pronunciation, speaking and listening and students will learn to understand and express themselves in basic role play and dialogue. Students will also improve their facility with written Arabic and brief reading comprehension passages and translation exercises will be introduced with a focus on intercultural competence.

3 one-hour classes per week; 1 tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: Coursework (60%); Examination (40%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Course work (60%); 3 formative assessments of different aspects of written Arabic language, plus 1 formative assessment of aural Arabiclanguage, and 1 formative assessment of oral Arabic language.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance is also given in both written language classes and oral/aural classes.

 

> Level 2
AR 2002
ARABIC FOR BEGINNERS 3
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr B Fennell

Pre-requisite(s): Normally AR 1501 or permission of Head of School.

Note(s): Please note, this course is designed for beginners to Arabic and is not available to native speakers.

Written and spoken Arabic.
Introduction to very basic cultural phenomena.
Reading passages.
Writing exercises.
Translation exercises.
Role play.
Dialogue.
Readings and discussions about Arabic culture.

3 one-hour classes per week
1 tutorial per week.

1st attempt: Coursework (60%); Examination (40% = Oral 10%, written 30%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Four written assessments, in weeks 3, 6, 8 and 11.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given.

Additional informal feedback on performance and workshop participation is also given.

AR 2502
ARABIC FOR BEGINNERS 4
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Dr B Fennell

Pre-requisite(s): Normally AR 2001 (Arabic for Beginners 3) or permission of Head of School.

Note(s): Please note, this course is designed for beginners in Arabic and is not available to native speakers.

Written and spoken Arabic.
Introduction to very basic cultural phenomena.
Reading passages.
Writing exercises.
Translation exercises.
Role play.
Dialogue.
Readings and discussions about Arabic culture.

3 one-hour classes per week
1 tutorial per week.

1st attempt: Coursework (60%); Examination (40% = Oral 10%, written 30%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Four written assessments, in weeks 3, 6, 8 and 11.

The above assessments are given CAS marks, and written or verbal feedback is also given. Additional informal feedback on performance and workshop participation is also given.