• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Arabic
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Political Sciences, Diplomacy, Middle East Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Leila Kouatly
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Spring Session 2018
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This course is a six week in country summer immersion language and culture program conducted in an Arab country/state. A number of extracurricular activities will be part of the course. The course develops students’ advanced communication skills and cultural understanding in an authentic environment and will develop confidence and competence using the language in the setting where it is spoken.  

Students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required documentation, including, where required, the travel to a high risk destination form and the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate.

Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, specific international security concerns and international health crises) it may not be possible for students to commence or complete this course. An alternative lesson plan will be arranged by CAIS to fulfill the course requirements.

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. comprehend and discuss personal, social and cultural topics in Arabic at advanced levels;
  2. initiate and maintain upper-intermediate face-to-face conversations with native Arabic speakers;
  3. demonstrate the ability to write and translate Arabic texts;
  4. analyse, extract and use information from spoken, audio visual and written texts;
  5. demonstrate application of Arabic grammar and vocabulary to an upper-intermediate level; and
  6. express ideas through spoken and written Arabic.

Other Information

How to enrol into a course offered in a non-standard session (Summer Session, Autumn Session, Winter Session, Spring Session):

  1. Complete an Enrolment Variation Form available on the following website: http://students.anu.edu.au/manage/vary.php.   
  2. You must include the Course Code, Class number and Semester/Session.
  3. If the course requires Convenor approval (Departmental consent), the Lecturer section must be signed by the appropriate Course Convenor prior to submitting the Form.
  4. Submit the Form in person to the CASS Student Office located in the Beryl Rawson Building 13, Ellery Crescent or online to students.cass@anu.edu.au.
  5. Please allow up to 3 weeks for processing, and submit your request as early as possible prior to the commencement of the relevant session.
  6. You are advised to check ISIS for the outcome of your request after this period.
  7. Please take note of the Overload Policy which may apply if you are enrolling in a non-standard session.

If you have questions, please contacts the CASS Student Office at students.cass@anu.edu.au.

 

Indicative Assessment

Class Participation and discussions (20%) (Learning Outcomes  1- 6)

Oral Presentation, 15 minutes (15%) (Learning Outcomes 2, 4, 5, 6)

Journal writing (50 words per day, 6 days per week for 5 weeks) (20%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3)

Conversation (ongoing participation in daily conversation hour) (10%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)

Final Essay 1000 words (20%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6)

6 Quizzes (Learning Outcomes 1- 6)

   2 vocabulary quizzes (5% each)

   2 viewing quizzes (5% each)

   2 listening quizzes (5% each)

 

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Workload

260 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 180 hours of contact delivered intensively: 30 hours per week for 6 weeks of lectures, tutorials, workshops and activities; and b) 80 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ARAB2012 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 ARAB6511 or ARAB2010.

You will need to contact the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Al-Kitaab Fii Ta'allum al-Arabiyya
 

Fees

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:
1
Unit value:
12 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.

Units EFTSL
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $5640
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $8640
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.

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9602 01 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 11 Jan 2019 In Person N/A

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