• 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
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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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 to an upper intermediate level.
  5. Demonstrate comprehension of upper intermediate level Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources.
  6. Apply upper intermediate level of oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.

Indicative Assessment

  • Two in-class exams, 2-hours each (50%) [LOs 1, 2 ,3 ,5]
  • Oral presentation,10 mins (10%) [LOs 1, 3, 4, 6]
  • Two in-class quizzes, 30-minutes each (7.5% each for a total of 15%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
  • Participation (5%) [LOs 1- 6]
  • Conversation hour participation (10%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
  • Three listening and transcriptions, 100 words each (2.5% each for a total of 7.5%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
  • One translation, 100 words (2.5%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]

  • Three reading, writing, and listening tasks (divided equally for a total of 25%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5]
  • Conversation hour participation (15%) [LOs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
  • Two Quizzes, one hour each (5% each for a total of 10%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5]
  • Oral recording on a set topic (2-3 minutes) (10%) [LOs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
  • Oral exam, 5-10 min (10%) [LOs  1,2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
  • Final written exam, two hours, online (30%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5]

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

One 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour conversation class per week for 13 weeks.  Students are expected to commit a further 8 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 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 are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARAB6502.

Prescribed Texts

Alosh, M., Ahlan wa Sahlan, Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2010.

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of 1.5 years of Arabic language at tertiary level.




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:
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
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
In Person
7244 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A
9772 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 Online N/A

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