• 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 UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Huda Al-Tamimi
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course continues the work undertaken in Intermediate Arabic B and introduces students to advanced and complex texts in Arabic.  The course assumes previous knowledge of the language for two years or equivalent. 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:

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 upper 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 upper intermediate level.
  4. Initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations in Arabic.
  5. Demonstrate good comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources.
  6. Apply an upper intermediate oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.

Indicative Assessment

2 in-class exams, 2 hours each (25% each for a total of 50%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]
Oral presentation, 10 minutes (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 6]
2  in-class quizzes, 30 minutes each (7.5% each for a total of 15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
Participation (5%) [Learning Outcomes 1- 6]
Conversation hour participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
3 Listening and transcriptions, 100 words each (2.5% each for a total of 7.5%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
Translation, 100 words (2.5%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]

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4 hours of lectures and one 1-hour conversation class per week for 13 weeks.  Students are expected to commit 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 completed ARAB2012 or ARAB6502, or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test. Alternatively you may gain permission from the Program Convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARAB2004 or ARAB6503.

Prescribed Texts

Alosh, M., Ahlna Wa Sahlan: Modern Standard Arabic for Intermediate Learners, New haven, London: Yale University Press, 2013.




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
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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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2247 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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