- Class Number 3704
- Term Code 2930
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Leila Kouatly
- Leila Kouatly
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/02/2019
- Class End Date 31/05/2019
- Census Date 31/03/2019
- Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
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.
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:
- Demonstrate routine written social correspondence and daily situational conversation in Arabic to a lower intermediate level.
- Differentiate between the main ideas and subsidiary ideas in Arabic texts.
- Demonstrate appropriate application of Arabic grammar and vocabulary to a lower intermediate level.
- Initiate and maintain short predictable face-to-face conversations in Arabic.
- Demonstrate comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources.
- Apply simple oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.
Examination Material or equipment
No material will be permitted during the mid-semester and final examinations (both oral and written).
Alosh, M., Ahlan wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners (Textbook), New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2010.
Scheindlin, R., 501 Arabic Verbs, Barron’s Educational Series: 2007
Arabic-English dictionary: HANS WEHR “A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic”, Edited by J. Milton Cowan
Oxford online dictionary (access to students only via Wattle)
Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written and verbal comments
- Individually, as a group, as a class
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Transitive and intransitive verbs The passive voice Deputy Agent ???? ????? Verb ?? ? Cultural note|
|2||Diptotes ??????? ?? ????? The Five nouns ??????? ?????? Describing people and places|
|3||Patterns and Root System Forms of the verb|
|4||Active participles Dual and plural idafa structures Revisiting Ordinal numbers|
|5||Expressing frequency using ?? - ???? Expressing exception ?? ???|
|6||The subjunctive ???????? ??????? Negating past-tense verbs with ??????? ??????? - ??|
|7||Expressing intention ??? ? + ?? The Noun of Instrument ??? ????? The verb ???? Categories of prepositions|
|8||Terms of address in written communication Adverbs of time and place|
|9||Negating Future Time using ?? Relative Nouns Possessive idafa|
|10||Habitual and progressive past Colours Prepositions revisited|
|11||Comparative nouns with doubled consonants Weak verbs revisited Please book a time for your oral presentation during this week|
|12||Presentations week Please book a time for your oral exam during this week|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|All Assessment Tasks||100 %||22/06/2019||28/06/2019||1,2,3,4,5,6|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Moderation of Assessment
Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.
The final examination is compulsory. Detailed advice on the structure of the exam and the types of questions to be anticipated are provided on the final week of teaching. Out of fairness, this advice is provided only in that week, and no other examination advice or assistance is provided.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6
All Assessment Tasks
Please refer to the course outline on Wattle for details of all assessment tasks and due dates.
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The Writing, Listening and conversation tasks are to be performed online or manually and scanned to be submitted via Wattle. All details on the assignment paper MUST be completed.
Students are advised to submit the assigned work by the due published on Wattle. All pieces of homework must be checked thoroughly before submission.
Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.
Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.
Written tasks will be returned to students via Wattle.
Exercises performed on Wattle are assessed electronically and results are available online.
The quizzes and the final exam remain the property of the lecturer and are not to be reproduced in any form.
Extensions and Penalties
Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.
Resubmission of Assignments
Resubmission of assignments may be exceptionally possible at the discretion of the lecturer.
Distribution of grades policy
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