• Class Number 2149
  • Term Code 2930
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Huda Al-Tamimi
    • Ibrahim Adhami
  • 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
SELT Survey Results

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.

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 complex written social correspondence and daily situational conversation in Arabic to an upper intermediate to an advanced level.
  2. Critically analyse the differences between the main ideas and subsidiary ideas in Arabic texts.
  3. Demonstrate use of a good range of Arabic grammar forms and vocabulary in writing and speaking to an upper intermediate level.
  4. Initiate and maintain face-to-face conversations in Arabic.
  5. Demonstrate an upper intermediate to an advanced comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources.
  6. Demonstrate refined and advanced oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.

Examination Material or equipment

No material or equipment is permitted in the examination room.

Required Resources

Alosh, M., Ahlan Wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Intermediate Learners –Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2013.

Arabic-English dictionary: HANS WEHR “A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic”, Edited by J. Milton Cowan

Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics

Arabic Newspapers/Magazines:



Web Sites




Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • Written and verbal comments
  • Individually, as a group, as a class

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Unit 5 Resource: ???? ????? ????? ?????? Page 102 ?? ????? ?????? Reading: Text must be prepared before class time in order to start activities and exercises Vocabulary list must be learnt to facilitate comprehension, understanding and engagement
2 Unit 6 Resource: ???? ????? ????? ?????? Page 131 ???? ??????? ?? ????? Reading: Text must be prepared before class time in order to start activities and exercises Vocabulary list must be learnt to facilitate comprehension, understanding and engagement
3 Unit 7 Resource: ???? ????? ????? ?????? Resource: Page 157 ???? ???? ???? ????? Reading: Text must be prepared before class time in order to start activities and exercises Vocabulary list must be learnt to facilitate comprehension, understanding and engagement
4 Unit 8 Resource: ???? ????? ????? ?????? Resource: page 185 ?????...! ???? ?? ??? ????? Reading: Text must be prepared before class time in order to start activities and exercises Vocabulary list must be learnt to facilitate comprehension, understanding and engagement LT1 Lesson 6, EXERCISE 14, PAGE 152 Transcribe
5 Unit 9 Resource: Page 197 ???? ????? ????? ????? ???? ???? Reading: Text must be prepared before class time in order to start activities and exercises Vocabulary list must be learnt to facilitate comprehension, understanding and engagement
6 LT2 Lesson 8, EXERCISE 12 PAGE 189 Transcribe
7 Tuesday Lesson 9 ????? ????? ???? ???? 1- Exercise 6 of lesson 9 using the grammatical prepositional phrases containing ?? and the usage of ?? – ?? – ???- ??? and nouns with verbal forces ?? – ????? 2- Exercises 9 & 10 3- Exercises 12 , 13 and 14 Wednesday Lesson 10 ????? ????? ???? ???? ???? 1- Reading and Vocab. 2- Exercises 8, 9, and 10 Friday Continue lesson 10 ????? ????? ???? ???? ???? 1- Grammar revision of permutative ????? , ??? and its sister, and ? ? and its sister, passive voice and descriptive Idafaa 2- use these terms in exercise 11 to practice writing and grammar Writing p.203 Translation of English to Arabic Pages 211-16
8 Tuesday Unit 11 Resource Page 241 ???? ????? ????? ?? ????? ??????? Reading: Text must be prepared before class time in order to start activities and exercises 1. Exercises 7, 8, 9 2. The waw of circumstance ??? ????? , ex.10 3. The expression of must, inevitable ??? ? 4. Exercise 11 Friday Grammar revision of 1- Passive voice 2- The particles ???- ???- ?? 3- Negating with ?? ??????? 4- Exercise 13
9 Tuesday Unit 12 Resource Page 259 ???? ????? ???? ?????? 1- Reading: Text must be prepared before class time in order to start activities and exercises including vocabulary. 2- Exercise 7 and 11 3- General Quiz (half an hour only) in the second half of the class. 4- Exercise 12,13 and 14 Wednesday Grammar 1- The verb of hope 2- Verbs of begging 3- Exercise 15 and 16 4- Grammar Revision pp. 272-282 General Quiz In class, Listening comprehension from the lessons covered thus far and answers questions from the listening text
10 Tuesday ???? ?????? 1- Continue with grammar revision and then exercise 10, (writing) using all the grammar covered in this lesson. 2- Page 289 body parts and practice Wednesday Unit 13 Resource Page 291 ???? ????? ??? ?????? Reading: Text must be prepared before class time in order to start activities and exercises Vocabulary list must be learnt to facilitate comprehension, understanding and engagement 1- Vocabulary quiz 2- Reading comprehension 3- Exercise 8, 9 4- Grammar verbs only used in passive voice, doubly transitive verbs Friday Continue with lesson 13 ??? ?????? 1- Grammar revision and text revision 2- Exercise 10 using new vocabulary and grammar Vocabulary Quiz
11 Resource Page 291 ???? ????? ??? ?????? 1- Finish lesson 13 2- Any extra time will be used for revision and answering questions about the exam, presentation and all the lessons covered in this second half GT Lesson 9 Translate page 213- lesson Nine "???? ?????" the first paragraph
12 Oral Presentation. Attendance is compulsory for all Presentation. 10 minutes including preparation, questions & activities

Assessment Summary

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


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website. Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

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.

Students are able to view examination scripts up to four months after completion of the course assessment. To view an examination script, please contact the CAIS Administrator.


Assessment Task 1

Value: 100 %
Due Date: 22/06/2019
Return of Assessment: 28/06/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

All Assessment Tasks

Please refer to course guide on the ARAB3001/ARAB6503 Wattle site for details of all assessment tasks.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) as submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

The Writing, Listening and conversation tasks are based on the Ahlan wa Sahlan WORKBOOK and TEXTBOOK – Functional Modern Arabic for Intermediate learners.

Students are advised to submit the assigned work by the due dates indicated above. All pieces of homework must be checked thoroughly before submission.

Written assignments should be deposited in the essay box chute in the Library door, ground floor, CAIS Building (Bldg 127). Please use the coversheet provided on the last page of this guide or those available at the CAIS. All details on the assignment coversheet MUST be completed. Assignments should not be left under office doors.

Submission of assignments in the electronic form are only allowed in exceptional cases with the lecturer’s permission.

Late 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.

Referencing Requirements

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.

Returning Assignments

Written tasks will be returned to the students in class.

The quizzes, the mid semester exam and the final exam remain the property of the lecturer.

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.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Huda Al-Tamimi
02 6125 5814

Research Interests

Arabic Language and Literature, Gender Studies in the Middle East

Dr Huda Al-Tamimi

Thursday 15:00 15:30
Ibrahim Adhami

Research Interests

Ibrahim Adhami

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