• 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
  • Course convener
    • Huda Al-Tamimi
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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This course is a continuation of the work undertaken in Advanced Arabic ‘A'. It includes advanced oral and written practices, in depth study of Arabic morphology & syntax and translation tasks. Negotiation and debating techniques will be practiced on a broad range of topics as well as supervised discussions on relevant issues to further promote oral and listening skills.

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 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

Speaking Proficiency:

(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

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 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.

Indicative Assessment

Homework (5%), language lab (10%), quizzes (5%), attendance and class participation (10%), report and presentation (10%), 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

To enrol in this course you must have completed ARAB6502. 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 ARAB3001 or ARAB2004.

Prescribed Texts

Alosh, M., Ahlan wa Sahlan, Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Intermediate Learners, New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2006.



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

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Student Contribution Band:
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.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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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
1279 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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