Through this course students will be equipped with the language and vocabulary required to understand Arabic-language news and current affairs. Students will learn vocabulary and language skills that will enable them to understand Arabic-language current affairs and media in different contexts. In this course, students will explore general themes using examples to support each theme. Students will work on individual and collaborative activities for each example
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Read, listen and comprehend to an advanced level, the Modern Standard Arabic typically used in Arabic-language newspapers and Internet sites, and on Arabic-language radio and television;
- Speak Arabic at an advanced level, in the style and format typically found on Arabic-language radio and television;
- Write and translate complex news reports and media texts from English into Arabic;
- Comprehend conversations, dialogue, and delivered news on a range of topics, to an advanced level.
- Participation in discussion (through the Discussion Forums on Wattle and tutorial participation) - ongoing - 15% of total mark (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- 3 x Quizzes (including multiple choice questions, short answer and translation) (1.5 hours each) - 10% each for a total of 30% of total mark (30) [LO 1,3,4]
- Writing of 3 news items totalling 1700 words (500 words for items 1 and 2, worth 10% each, and 700 words for item 3, worth 15%) - 35% of total mark (35) [LO 1,3]
- Oral Presentation of a News Bulletin (2 minutes) - 20% of total mark (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 24 hours of online tutorials; and b) 106 hours of online activities, practice exercises, readings and assessment.
Requisite and Incompatibility
The core texts, including current articles from Arabic magazines, newspapers and journals, will be made available to enrolled students via Wattle.
Preliminary ReadingElgibali, A., & Korica, N., Media Arabic: A Coursebook for Reading Arabic News, Cairo: The American University of Cairo, 2007.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5591||26 Jul 2021||02 Aug 2021||31 Aug 2021||29 Oct 2021||In Person||N/A|
|5637||26 Jul 2021||02 Aug 2021||31 Aug 2021||29 Oct 2021||Online||N/A|