- Code ARAB6504
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Arabic
- Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Huda Al-Tamimi
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2014
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This course will develop a number of students' skills: idiomatic and conversational forms freely in speech; proficiency in written structures of moderate complexity and the capacity to use such structures clearly and accurately; interpreting messages of a medium level of complexity occurring in a variety of audio-visual media and individual and group spoken forms. It will also cover the role and function of stylistic complexity in Arabic, the development of Arabic literature in the modern period including some examples of writing and translation of texts of moderate difficulty in non-technical language from Arabic to English and vice versa using dictionaries. Emphasis will be on writing in Modern Standard Arabic. The acquisition of practical language skills for spoken communication, non-verbal communication and aural comprehension will also continuo to be focused on. The basic syntactic patterns and vocabulary acquired in the previous course will be consolidated.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the end of this course students will have achieved language competency in the following skills:
(1) Demonstrate advanced comprehension to understand most factual material in technical prose as well as more advanced discussions on concrete topics related to personal interests
(2) Demonstrate advanced ability to separate main ideas and details from lesser ones and use that distinction to advance understanding
(3) Demonstrate use of linguistic context and real-world knowledge to make good and sensible guesses about unfamiliar material
(4) Possess an active reading vocabulary demonstrating the ability to identify main ideas and to distinguish these from subsidiary ideas
(1) Initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations and satisfy social demands such as travel and accommodation needs
(2) Use accurate advanced grammatical relations
(3) Exhibit more common and advanced forms of verb tenses
(4) Demonstrate advanced pronunciation
(1) Demonstrate ability to write routine social correspondence, daily situations, and/or current events with some errors
(2) Demonstrate good control of morphology of language and of the most frequently used syntactic structures
(3) Writing is legible to native readers
(1) Comprehend long conversations about most survival needs and social demands
(2) Demonstrate flexibility in understanding of a range of circumstances beyond immediate survival needs
(3) Understand more advanced common time forms and most question forms, most word order patterns.
Homework (5%), language lab (5%), quizzes (10%), attendance and class participation (5%), report and presentation (15%), mid-semester exam (oral 5% and written 15%), final exam (oral 10% and written 30%).
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Three class hours and one hour of autonomous work in the language laboratory per week
Requisite and Incompatibility
Alosh, M., Ahlan wa Sahlan, Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Intermediate Learners, New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2006.
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6403||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|