• Class Number 7741
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic OUA Online
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Leila Kouatly
    • Dr Kinda AlSamara
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 26/07/2021
  • Class End Date 29/10/2021
  • Census Date 14/09/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 02/08/2021
    • Rafa Marjan
SELT Survey Results

The Arabic Language major sequence enables students to acquire valuable skills pertaining to the use of Arabic in a communicative way, as well as an understanding of the Arabic culture. It trains students to achieve communicative competence in four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It also prepares students to function at different levels within the Arabic speaking societies and to interact with people. In the first year, students undertaking Introductory Arabic 1 and Introductory Arabic 2 develop basic competences in both written and oral grammatical patterns, both orally and in writing, using Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), and learn to interact in limited aspects of everyday life situations. Emphasis is on mastering the Arabic sound system and pronunciation.

This course extends from Introductory Arabic 1. Students will develop their skills in reading, writing and conversation and undertake translation from and into Arabic at an advanced introductory level.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. read simple hand written or printed material containing frequently used structural forms, patterns and vocabulary;
  2. read and understand known language elements that have been recombined in new ways to achieve different meanings at similar levels of grammatical complexity;
  3. demonstrate sufficient control of Modern Standard Arabic vocabulary and syntactic patterns to meet social demands and write passages related to social and cultural activities, while expressing main tenses with accuracy;
  4. use a dictionary or online resources to assist own oral, aural, reading and written communication strategies and engage in independent reading and writing;
  5. articulate developed courtesy requirements and maintain simple face-to-face conversations on familiar topics; and
  6. respond to and formulate questions in order to engage in a conversation about simple personal and social matters, or to present a chosen topic to an audience.

Required Resources

Scanner or scanning app (e.g Genius Scan or CamScanner)

Headset/earphones with microphone

Alosh, M., Ahlan Wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2010.

Oxford Essential Arabic Dictionary, Bilingual edition, Oxford University Press, 2010

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.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Lesson 1 Reading passage : ??????? ???? ?????? Arabic last names Revisiting the object of the verb or the preposition Ordinal numbers Pronouns of separation
2 Lesson 2 Reading passage : ???? ?? ?????? Cardinal numbers after 10
3 Lesson 3 Reading passage : ?? ?????? The verbs 'to like' and 'to want' Introduction to the Arabic adverb The verbs 'to eat' and 'to drink' More on plurals - Feminine and broken plurals
4 Lesson 4 Reading passage : ??? ??????? Telling the time Breaking consonant clusters Mass and count nouns Conversation – Making an appointmen Task 1 due by Sunday 22 August
5 Lesson 5 Reading passage: ???? ?????? The interrogative noun ?? The imperative Expressing possession with ? and ?? Attaching pronouns to the verb
6 Lesson 6 Reading passage : ??? ??? ????? Days of the weeks The Past tense The Arabic participles The verbal noun revisited More on attached pronouns The idafa structure revisited Written Task due by Sunday 5 September
7 Lesson 7 Reading passage: ???? ?????? ?? ??? ???? verb The The verb ??? The elative The preposition ? Two special nouns Task 2 due by Sunday 26 September
8 Lesson 8 Reading Passage: ?????? ??????? ?????? The four seasons and the weather Partitive nouns The colours
9 Lesson 9 Reading passage ???? ????? ????? ??????? Negating the imperative / The jussive Expressing reason using ???? ??he verb position in the Arabic sentence The idafa structure revisited: dual and plural nouns
10 Lesson 10 Reading passage: ??????? ??? Expressing contrast with ???? and ?? Expressing reason using ???? The position of the demonstrative in relation to the noun Giving an oath using the preposition ? Task 3 due by Sunday 17 October Transcript of presentation due by Sunday 17 October
11 Oral Presentations during lectures
12 Revisions
13 Final exam to be taken between 5 and 7 November

Tutorial Registration

Refer to Wattle

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Conversation class 10 % * * 4, 5, & 6
Tasks 1, 2 and 3 30 % * * 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6
Written Task 20 % 05/09/2021 12/09/2021 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6
Oral Presentation 15 % 18/10/2021 25/10/2021 1, 2, 3, 4,5 & 6
Final Exam 25 % 05/11/2021 12/11/2021 1, 2, 3, 4 & 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 Academic Integrity . 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: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 4, 5, & 6

Conversation class

Students engage in a simple conversation with the lecturer and/or other students. Preparation is essential and attendance crucial as students are tested on their participation throughout the semester.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6

Tasks 1, 2 and 3

These three tasks have a combined weighting of 30%. The are due in Weeks 4, 7 and 10 and will cover concepts studied in previous weeks and will include reading, writing, listening and translating exercises.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 05/09/2021
Return of Assessment: 12/09/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6

Written Task

The Written Task is a 200-words written assessment on basic topics in Modern Standard Arabic. The written task is due in Week 6.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 18/10/2021
Return of Assessment: 25/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4,5 & 6

Oral Presentation

This is a 2-3 minutes oral presentation on any topic chosen by students and delivered in week 12 during regular class time. Students are expected to use audio-visual materials. The written transcript of the presentation needs is to be submitted one week prior to the presentation date. Refer to Wattle for more details.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 05/11/2021
Return of Assessment: 12/11/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6

Final Exam

The final exam is a two-hour take-home exam to be undertaken between 5 and 7 November. It will include reading comprehension, grammar and a short composition.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically, committing to honest and responsible scholarly practice and upholding these values with respect and fairness.

The ANU commits to assisting all members of our community to 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 be familiar with the academic integrity principle and Academic Misconduct Rule, 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 Academic Misconduct Rule is in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Very minor breaches of the academic integrity principle may result in a reduction of marks of up to 10% of the total marks available for the assessment. The ANU offers a number of online and in person services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. Visit the Academic Skills website for more information about academic integrity, your responsibilities and for assistance with your assignments, writing skills and study.

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 not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • 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.

Returning Assignments

Assessment submitted on Wattle are assessed electronically and results are available online.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted 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 possible on medical grounds upon presentation of a medical certificate or 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).

Leila Kouatly

Research Interests

Leila Kouatly

Wednesday 13:00 14:00
Dr Kinda AlSamara

Research Interests

Dr Kinda AlSamara

By Appointment
Rafa Marjan

Research Interests

Rafa Marjan

By Appointment

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