• Class Number 7742
  • Term Code 3160
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic OUA Online
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Leila Kouatly
    • Leila Kouatly
  • 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
SELT Survey Results

This course continues the work undertaken in Intermediate Arabic 1. It includes oral, listening and written practices, study of Arabic morphology & syntax and translation tasks. Negotiation and debating techniques will be practiced on a range of topics as well as weekly supervised conversational tutorials to increase students' oral fluency and cultural awareness.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate routine written social correspondence and daily situational conversation in Arabic to an intermediate level;
  2. differentiate between the main ideas and subsidiary ideas in Arabic texts;
  3. demonstrate appropriate application of Arabic grammar and vocabulary to an intermediate level;
  4. initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations in Arabic to an upper intermediate level;
  5. demonstrate comprehension of upper intermediate level Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources; and
  6. apply upper intermediate level of oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.

Required Resources

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

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 Oxford Essential ARABIC Dictionary – English-Arabic, Arabic-English (alphabetical system)

·      HANS WEHR “A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic”, Edited by J. Milton Cowan (root system)

 •        Scheindlin, R., 501 Arabic Verbs, Barron’s Educational Series: 2007

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 Chapter 19 of AWS Review of relative pronouns, possessive idafa
2 Chapter 20 of AWS ?????? ?????? ????? Habitual and progressive past Expressing frequency Colours revisited Weak verbs revisited
3 Chapter 20 continues Written task 1 due by 15 August
4 Chapter 21 Describing geographical locations ????????? ???????? ????????? ??????????? ???????????? ?????????? Introduction to the noun ????/????? Expressing exception with ?? ????? ????? ??? Quiz 1 due by 22 August
5 Chapter 21 continues Quiz 1 due by 22 August
6 Chapter 22 ??????? ?????????? Expressing obligation using ???? ?? Introduction of the particle ??? after adverbs of time Expressing possibility with the verb ?????? Introduction to the noun ????? Indefinite relative nouns revisited
7 Chapter 22 continues Written task 3 due by 26 September
8 Chapter 23 ????? ?? ????? ???? Describing travel-related activities The particle ?? The particle ?? revisited The permutative (substitution) noun: ??????? Expressing condition with ?? Quiz 2 due by 3 October
9 Chapter 23 continues Written task 4 due by 10 October
10 Chapter 24 ????? ????? ??????? Expressing reason using ?? and ??? Revisiting the comparative and superlative Expressing condition with ??? and ??
11 Chapter 24 continues Quiz 3 due by 24 October Transcript of oral presentation due by 24 October
12 Oral presentations during regular lecture times Quiz 3 due by 24 October Transcript of oral presentation due by 24 October
13 Revisions Oral exam conducted in week 13
14 Final exam

Tutorial Registration

refer to Wattle

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Three quizzes 25 % * * 1,2,3,5
Conversation Class 10 % * * 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
Four written tasks 10 % * * 1,2,3,5
Oral Exam 15 % 26/10/2021 02/11/2021 1,3,4, 6
Oral Presentation 15 % 07/11/2021 14/11/2021 3, 4,5, 6
Final exam 25 % 14/11/2021 21/11/2021 1,2,3, 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 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: 25 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,5

Three quizzes

These three quizzes will be taken on Wattle quizzes and will relate to the relevant Ahlan wa Sahlan chapters and other materials covered in class. They will include grammar questions, listening, writing, vocabulary and translation. The three quizzes have a combined value of 25% and are due in weeks 4, 8 and 11.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6

Conversation Class

Students are required to review the vocabulary and grammar rules acquired during the week, in the corresponding lesson and engage in conversation with the tutor and/or other students. Conversation topics will be listed on Wattle. Preparation is compulsory and attendance is essential as students are tested individually and as a group on their participation, throughout the semester.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,5

Four written tasks

The tasks will be based on Conversation class topics and have a combined value of 10%. They are due in weeks 3, 5, 7 and 9. The word count for each Task will be 100-150 words.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 26/10/2021
Return of Assessment: 02/11/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,3,4, 6

Oral Exam

The oral exam will consist of reading a section of a chapter of Ahlan wa Sahlan (refer to details on Wattle) aas well as talking about yourself and/or about a topic covered in class.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 07/11/2021
Return of Assessment: 14/11/2021
Learning Outcomes: 3, 4,5, 6

Oral Presentation

 The oral presentation needs to be 5-6 minutes long and will take place in Week 12 during class time. Attending other students’ presentation is highly recommended. The written transcript of the presentation is to be submitted in week 11. Topics need to be around the Arabic language, culture, literature, etc… Examples of topics might include presentations on a prominent author, film, novel, tradition etc…

Assessment Task 6

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 14/11/2021
Return of Assessment: 21/11/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3, 5

Final exam

This is a take-home exam due in Week 14 and can be attempted between 12-14 November. It will be based on all lessons covered during the semester as well as other materials reviewed in class and will include reading comprehension questions, grammar and a short composition or translation.

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.

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.

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).

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