• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Arabic
  • Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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This course continues the work undertaken in introductory Arabic B, Ahlan wa Sahlan Part 1; lessons 19-24. It introduces students to more advanced texts in Arabic and emphasis will be given to the development of the four language skills reading, writing, speaking and listening. Each lesson contains five parts:

  • 1- Basic Text

The purpose of the Basic Text is to present new lexical and grammatical materials in a context that is meaningful and suitable for intensive oral work.

  • 2- Vocabulary

Vocabulary is controlled and the number of new words per lesson is limited. Efforts are made to use the new words in the following lessons in order to help students learn and retain active vocabulary.

  • 3- Grammar and Drills

The grammar notes explain the structures that have appeared in the Basic Text.

The drills aim at providing a systematic and regular review of grammatical structures.

  • 4- Comprehension passages

Every lesson contains one or more reading passage/s as well as a listening passage recorded on CD.

  • 5- Class Participation and Discussion

Students will increase their oral fluency by participating in discussions dealing with wide rage of topics and cultural issues.

Learning Outcomes

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:

Reading Proficiency:

(1) Demonstrate sufficient comprehension to understand most factual material in nontechnical prose as well as some discussions on concrete topics related to personal interests

(2) Demonstrate 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 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

Speaking Proficiency:

(1) Initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations and satisfy limited social demands such as travel and accommodation needs

(2) Use fairly accurate basic grammatical relations

(3) Exhibit more common forms of verb tenses

(4) Demonstrate understandable pronunciation

Writing Proficiency:

(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

Listening Proficiency:

(1) Comprehend short conversations about most survival needs and limited social demands

(2) Demonstrate flexibility in understanding of a range of circumstances beyond immediate survival needs

(3) Understand more common time forms and most question forms, some word order patterns.

Indicative Assessment

Homework (5%), language lab (10%), quizzes (10%), attendance and class participation (5%), report and presentation (10%), mid-semester exam (written 20%), final exam (oral 10% and written 30%).

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Four class hours and one hour of autonomous work in the language laboratory per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ARAB6103. If you feel that you meet the requirements through other means please contact the course convenor for approval to enrol in this course. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARAB2005 or ARAB2011.

Prescribed Texts

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



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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1278 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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