• 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, Language Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Huda Al-Tamimi
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2015
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This course continues the work undertaken in Intermediate Arabic A. It includes oral, listening and written practices, study of Arabic morphology & syntax and translation tasks. Negotiation and debating techniques will be practiced on a range of topics as well as weekly supervised conversational tutorials to increase students' oral fluency and cultural awareness.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate routine written social correspondence and daily situational conversation in Arabic to an intermediate level.
  2. Differentiate between the main ideas and subsidiary ideas in Arabic texts.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate application of Arabic grammar and vocabulary to an intermediate level.
  4. Initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations in Arabic.
  5. Demonstrate comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources.
  6. Apply oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.

Indicative Assessment

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

2 x 2 hour in-class Exams (50%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5)

Oral Presentation,10 minutes (10%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 6)

2 x 30 minute in-class Quizzes (7.5% for a total of 15%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)

Participation (5%) (Learning Outcomes 1- 6)

Conversation (ongoing participation in weekly conversation hour) (10%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)

Written assessments x 4 (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)      

  Listening and transcription 3 x 100 words (2.5% each)

  Translation 1 x 100 words (2.5%)

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Workload

4 hours of lectures and 1 hour conversation class per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 5 hours of independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed ARAB 2011/ 6501 or have an equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively, you may gain permission from the Program Convenor to enrol in this course. You cannot enrol in this course if you have completed ARAB6502.

Prescribed Texts

Alosh, M., Ahlan wa Sahlan, Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2000.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1277 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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