• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Arabic
  • Areas of interest International Relations, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Political Sciences, Diplomacy, Middle East Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

This course is a six week in country summer immersion language and culture program conducted in an Arab country/state. A number of extracurricular activities will be part of the course. The course develops students' advanced communication skills and cultural understanding in an authentic environment and will develop confidence and competence using the language in the setting where it is spoken.  

Students will only be permitted to travel upon completion of ANU required documentation, including, where required, the travel to a high risk destination form and the approval of all documentation by the relevant delegate.

Disclaimer: Applicants are advised that due to circumstances beyond the University's control (for example, specific international security concerns and international health crises) it may not be possible for students to commence or complete this course. An alternative lesson plan will be arranged by CAIS to fulfill the course requirements.

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. Comprehend and discuss personal, social and cultural topics in Arabic at advanced levels.
  2. Initiate and maintain advanced face-to-face conversations with native Arabic speakers.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to write and translate Arabic texts.
  4. Critically analyse, extract and use information from spoken, audio visual and written texts.
  5. Demonstrate sound application of Arabic grammar and vocabulary to an advanced level.
  6. Express ideas through spoken and written Arabic.

Indicative Assessment

Class Participation and discussions (15%) (Learning Outcomes  1- 6)
Oral Presentation, 20 minutes (20%) (Learning Outcomes 2, 4, 5, 6)
Journal writing (75 words per day, 6 days per week for 5 weeks) (20%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3)
Conversation (ongoing participation in daily conversation hour) (10%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6)
Final Essay 1500 words (20%) (Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5, 6)
6 Quizzes (Learning Outcomes 1- 6)(15%):
   2 vocabulary quizzes (2.5% each)
   2 viewing quizzes (2.5% each)
   2 listening quizzes (2.5% each)

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This is a six week intensive course that consists of 6 hours of lectures, tutorials, workshops and activities per day, 5 days per week. Students are expected to spend additional 2 hours 40 minutes of work for daily preparations outside the class (Total 260 hours).

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ARAB2012 or ARAB6502, or have equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by placement test, or with permission of the convener. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARAB3010.

Prescribed Texts

Al-Kitaab Fii Ta'allum al-Arabiyya



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
12 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $6720
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $10320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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