- Code ARAB6501
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
This course continues the work undertaken in introductory Arabic B. 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.
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 use of a good range of Arabic grammar forms and vocabulary in writing and speaking to an intermediate level.
- Initiate and maintain short predictable face-to-face conversations in Arabic at lower intermediate level.
- Demonstrate comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources.
- Apply intermediate oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.
Indicative AssessmentON-CAMPUS MODE OF DELIVERY
- Two in-class exams, 2-hours each (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 transcription, 180 words each (5% each for a total of 15%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
- One translation, 190 words (5%) [LOs 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
- Three reading, writing, and listening Tasks (5% each, 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, total 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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WorkloadIn 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
Alosh, M., Ahlan wa Sahlan, Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, New Haven; London: Yale University Press, 2010.
Assumed KnowledgeOne year of Arabic language studies at tertiary level.
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