• 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
    • Leila Kouatly
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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This course continues the work undertaken in introductory Arabic B. It includes oral, listening and written practices as well as translation tasks and the study of Arabic morphology and syntax. 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 a lower intermediate level.
  2. Differentiate between the main ideas and subsidiary ideas in Arabic texts.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate application of Arabic grammar and vocabulary to a lower intermediate level.
  4. Initiate and maintain short predictable face-to-face conversations in Arabic.
  5. Demonstrate comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources.
  6. Apply simple oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.

Indicative Assessment

  • Two in-class exams, 2-hours each (50%) [LOs 1, 2 ,3 ,5]
  • Oral presentation,10 min (10%) [LOs 1, 3, 4, 6]
  • Two in-class quizzes, 30-minutes each (7.5% each for a total of 15%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
  • Participation (5%) [Learning Outcomes 1- 6]
  • Conversation hour participation (10%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]  
  • Three listening and transcription, 90 words each (2.5% each for a total of 7.5%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
  • One translation, 90 words (2.5%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]

  • Three reading, writing, and listening Tasks (divided equally for a total of 25%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5]
  • Conversation hour participation (15%) [LOs 2,3, 4, 5, 6]
  • Two Quizzes, one hour each (5% each for a total 10%) [LOs 1,2,3,5]
  • Oral recording on a set topic (2-3 minutes) (10%) [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 completed ARAB1003, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARAB2005 or ARAB6501.

Prescribed Texts

Alosh, M., Ahlan wa Sahlan, Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2010.

Assumed Knowledge

One year of Arabic language studies at tertiary level.




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
2019 $3000
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $4560
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
In Person
2146 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person View
3704 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 Online View

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