• 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
    • Dr Huda Al-Tamimi
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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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 of 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 complex written social correspondence and daily situational conversation in Arabic to an upper intermediate to an advanced level.
  2. Critically analyse the differences between the main ideas and subsidiary ideas in Arabic texts.
  3. Demonstrate use of a good range of Arabic grammar forms and vocabulary in writing and speaking to an upper intermediate level.
  4. Initiate and maintain face-to-face conversations in Arabic.
  5. Demonstrate an upper intermediate to an advanced comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources.
  6. Demonstrate refined and advanced oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.

Indicative Assessment

Two in-class exams, 2-hours each (25% each for a total of 50%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]
Oral presentation, 12 minutes (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 6]
Two  in-class quizzes, 30 minutes each (5% each for a total of 10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
Conversation hour participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
Three Listening and transcriptions, 200 words each (5% each for a total of 15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
Translation, 200 words (5%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]

Final Online Exam 2-hours (50%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3)
Oral Presentation, 10-minutes - delivered via Adobe Connect (10%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 6)
One Online Quiz 15-minutes (10%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 3)
Online Conversation hour (10%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Five Written assessments - submitted via Wattle (20%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 5)      
 - Listening and transcription 5 x 100 words (3% each)
 - Two translation passages 300 words (2.5% each for a total of 5%) (Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,6)

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 60 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 48 hours of lectures and 12 hours of conversation classes; and b) 58 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

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, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARAB3001 or ARAB2004.

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
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
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
2211 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A
4958 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 Online N/A

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