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AR1502: ARABIC FOR BEGINNERS 2 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 11 Apr 2017 14:20


Course Overview

Building on Arabic for Beginners I (AR1002), 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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study Yes
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Khaled Bashir

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

Building on Arabic for Beginners I (AR1002), 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.

Further Information & Notes

Please note, this course is designed for beginners in Arabic and is not available to native speakers.

Students with prior knowledge of Arabic might be requested to take a diagnostic test in the first teaching week. The diagnostic test is to determine your level of Arabic so that we can ensure you are registered for the course that is most appropriate for your level of knowledge.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

48 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • 2-hour written examination (60%)
  • Coursework (40%)
Resit
  • Examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

Two formative assessments of different aspects of written Arabic language, and one formative assessment of oral Arabic language.

Feedback

The above assessments are given CGS 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.

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