• 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, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Huda Al-Tamimi
    • Leila Kouatly
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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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. 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 intermediate level.
  4. Initiate and maintain extended face-to-face conversations in Arabic.
  5. Demonstrate comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources.
  6. Apply oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.

    Indicative Assessment

    • Two in-class exams, 2-hours each (22.5% for a total of 45%) [LOs 1, 2 ,3 ,5]
    • Oral presentation,15 min (15%) [LOs 1, 3, 4, 6]
    • Two in-class quizzes, 30-minutes each (5% each for a total of 10%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
    • Conversation hour participation (10%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
    • Three listening and transcriptions, 200 words each (5% each for a total of 15%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
    • One translation, 200 words (5%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
    • Three reading, writing, and listening tasks (5% each for a total 15%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5]
    • Conversation hour participation (15%) [LOs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
    • Two Quizzes, one hour each (7.5% each for a total of 15%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5]
    • Oral recording on a set topic (3-4 minutes)  (15%) [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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    In Person - 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. Online - 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: made up of online lectures, conversation classes and structured activities; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

    Requisite and Incompatibility

    To enrol in this course you must have successfully completed ARAB6501 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 cannot enrol in this course if you have completed ARAB2012.

    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.



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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.

    Units EFTSL
    6.00 0.12500
    Domestic fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2018 $3180
    International fee paying students
    Year Fee
    2018 $4860
    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
    7211 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A
    9260 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 Online N/A

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