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AR2502: ARABIC FOR BEGINNERS 4 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 18 Sep 2017 16:44


Course Overview

This is an intensive course which consolidates what has been acquired in AR1002, AR1502, and AR2002.  It will further develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. The course also tackles grammatical concepts learnt in the first year and builds on them with a variety of exercises and activities designed to develop communicative linguistic skills.  Particular attention is paid to the acquisition of vocabulary through the analysis of reading passages and translation exercises aimed at introducing students to very basic cultural phenomena in the Arab world. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study Yes
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ahmed Fawaz

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?

No

Course Description

This is an intensive course which consolidates and extends what has been acquired in the first year Arabic for Beginners AR1002 and AR1502, and second year Arabic for Beginners AR2002. The course aims at developing the students’ skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, with special emphasis on speaking and writing. The course also tackles grammatical concepts learnt in the first year and builds on them with a variety of exercises and activities designed to develop communicative linguistic skills.  Particular attention is paid to the acquisition of vocabulary through the analysis of reading passages and translation exercises aimed at introducing students to very basic cultural phenomena in the Arab world.  Students will engage in guided dialogues by introducing them to role play conversations that are related to language functions they have learned. Student will also read, watch and discuss materials related to Arabic culture.

 





Further Information & Notes

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

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

76 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • In-class written test (10%)
  • Two written homework exercises (5% each)
  • Attendance and active participation in class (10%)
  • Oral test (10%)
  • Written examination (60%)
Resit
  • Written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Three written assessments & two oral assessments (including attendance and active participation in class).

Feedback

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

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