- Code ARAB6503
- 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 Intermediate Arabic B and introduces students to advanced and complex texts in Arabic. The course assumes previous knowledge of the language of two years or equivalent. Negotiation and debating techniques will be practiced on a broad range of topics as well as supervised discussions on relevant issues to further promote oral and listening skills.
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 complex written social correspondence and daily situational conversation in Arabic to an upper intermediate to an advanced level.
- Critically analyse the differences 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 upper intermediate level.
- Initiate and maintain face-to-face conversations in Arabic.
- Demonstrate an upper intermediate to an advanced comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources.
- Demonstrate refined and advanced oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.
Indicative AssessmentON-CAMPUS MODE OF DELIVERY
Two in-class exams, 2-hours each (25% each for a total of 50%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5]
Oral presentation, 12 minutes (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 6]
Two in-class quizzes, 30 minutes each (5% each for a total of 10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
Conversation hour participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6]
Three Listening and transcriptions, 200 words each (5% each for a total of 15%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
Translation, 200 words (5%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6]
ONLINE MODE OF DELIVERY
Final Online Exam 2-hours (50%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3)
Oral Presentation, 10-minutes - delivered via Adobe Connect (10%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 6)
One Online Quiz 15-minutes (10%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 3)
Online Conversation hour (10%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Five Written assessments - submitted via Wattle (20%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 5)
- Listening and transcription 5 x 100 words (3% each)
- Two translation passages 300 words (2.5% each for a total of 5%) (Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,6)
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Workload130 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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Alosh, M., Ahlna Wa Sahlan: Modern Standard Arabic for Intermediate Learners, New haven, London: Yale University Press, 2013.
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