• 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 Second Semester 2017
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This course continues the work undertaken in Advanced Arabic A and introduces students to more advanced and complex texts in Arabic.  The course assumes previous knowledge of the language over 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 advanced level.
  2. Critically analyse the differences between the main ideas and subsidiary ideas in Arabic texts.
  3. Demonstrate use of a comprehensive range of Arabic grammar forms and vocabulary in writing and speaking to an advanced level.
  4. Initiate and maintain extended face-to-face conversations in Arabic.
  5. Demonstrate 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% for a total of 10%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)
Conversation hour participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
Written assessments x 4 (20%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6)
 - Listening and transcription 3 x 200 words (5% each)
 - Translation, 200 words (5%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]

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)
5 x 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 ARAB6503, 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 successfully completed ARAB3002.

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.  

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
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7212 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A
10028 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 Online N/A

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