• Class Number 4964
  • Term Code 2930
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Huda Al-Tamimi
    • Dr Huda Al-Tamimi
  • 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 is a reading course for students who have completed Intermediate Arabic ‘B' or its equivalent. Readings should be completed in line with the Guidelines provided to students. Focus will be on one area of Arabic studies, i.e. Linguistics. Students enrolling in this course should be able to undertake a small-scale research project in Arabic Linguistics and present their findings in a scholarly manner.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of some aspects of advanced Arabic syntax and morphology;

2. Demonstrate proficiency in more complex written syntactic and discourse structures and extend their capacity to use such structures appropriately to undertake a small-scale research in Arabic linguistics

3. Demonstrate their ability to present their findings in a scholarly manner in Arabic.

4. Demonstrate their advanced linguistic skills and functional understanding of Arabic Language.

5. Demonstrate their knowledge of specific linguistic issues of Arabic syntax.


Required Resources

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

Al-Baalbaki, M., Al-Mawrid: A Modern Arabic/English Dictionary, latest edition, Dar El-Ilm Lilmalayin, Beirut, Lebanon.

Al-Baalbaki, M., Al-Mawrid: A Modern English/Arabic Dictionary, latest edition, Dar El-Ilm Lilmalayin, Beirut, Lebanon.

1- The Oxford Handbook of Arabic Linguistics By Jonathan Owens

Hardback Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

2- The Arabic Linguistic Tradition

Paperback Georgetown Classics in Arabic Language and Linguistics By (author) Georges Bohas, By (author) Jean-Patrick Guillaume, By (author) Djamel Kouloughli, Foreword by Michael G. Carter

3- A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic By Karin C. Ryding

4- Arabic Language and Linguistics

Reem Bassiouney and E. Graham Katz, Editors

Arabic Newspapers and Magazines



Web Sites




Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics


Staff Feedback

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

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

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.

Other Information

How to Approach this Course:

Certain types of learners/students might have their own preferred style of any given subject. While this course is general enough to allow for such variation in learning styles, it is recommended that the following steps be followed as much as possible to ensure maximum efficiency and best outcomes:

  • consult the study guide on a regular basis for general advice and information on the course;
  • read the text in the textbook and study its content and vocabulary before attending the lecture; and
  • always complete the assessment tasks in accordance with the study timetable.

To take full advantage of this course, you will also find it helpful to:

  • consistently complete the required preparation in advance and in accordance with study timetable;
  • find and read other material about key issues; and
  • Make an appointment 3 to 4 times throughout the course to meet with your lecturer to discuss a draft or an assignment.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Resources: (p.1) Ahlan wa Sahlan Introduction Cases of the Arabic Noun ????? ????? p. 1-2 (pp 480-482)
2 Resources: (p.482-490) Ahlan wa Sahlan The Nominal Sentence ?????? ??????? The verbal Sentence ?????? ??????? Pronouns ??????? Ex: 1 (A&B): p.487
3 Resources: (p.488) Ahlan wa Sahlan The Premutative ( ????? ) , p. 490 The Idaafa Structure ( ??????? ) p. 491 Ex:3: p.490 &4, p.493
4 Resources: Ahlan wa Sahlan Diptotes, pp. 493-495 Ex. 5, p. 495
5 Comparative Adjectives 'the Elative’ ( ??? ??????? ), and Ex: 6: pp. 497
6 Resources: Ahlan wa Sahlan Number-Noun Agreement, pp. 498-500 ( ????? ????? ???????? ) Ex.7, p.500 Progress Report/Presentations (Stage Two)
7 Resources: (p.) Ahlan wa Sahlan Adverbials ( ????? ) pp. 501-502 Ex.8, p. 502 Relative Pronouns ( ??????? ???????? ), pp. 502-504 Ex. 9, p. 504 The Verb ( ????? ), pp. 504-513 Ex: 10 & 11: pp. 511-513
8 Resources: Ahlan wa Sahlan, pp. 513-516 Derivation ( ???????? ) Derived Nouns ( ??????? ??????? Active Participle ( ??? ?????? ) Passive Participle ( ??? ??????? )
9 Resources: Ahlan wa Sahlan, pp. 518-520 Adjective ( ????? ??????? ) Nouns of Time and Place ( ??? ?????? ??????? ) Noun of Instrument ( ??? ????? ), p. 27-28 Ex:11: p. 520
10 Resources: Ahlan wa Sahlan, pp. 523 Negation ( ????? ) pp. 30-31, Ex: 13: p. 524
11 Review Written Essay due
12 Final Oral Presentations Oral Presentation (Stage Three)

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

* 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. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

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.

Assessment Task 1

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

All Assessment tasks

Please refer to the course guide on Wattle site for ARAB6505 for details of all assessment task.

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) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission permitted. 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.

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.

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

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