• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Arabic
  • Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies, Language Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Leila Kouatly
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2021
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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. critically analyse the differences between the main ideas and subsidiary ideas in Arabic texts;
  3. demonstrate use of a comprehensive range of Arabic grammar forms and vocabulary in writing and speaking to an intermediate level;
  4. initiate and maintain extended face-to-face conversations in Arabic;
  5. demonstrate comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources; and
  6. apply oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.

Indicative Assessment

  1. ON-CAMPUS MODE OF DELIVERY (null) [LO null]
  2. Two in-class exams, 120 mins each (22.5% each) (45) [LO 1,2,3,5]
  3. Oral presentation, 15 mins (15) [LO 1,3,4,6]
  4. In-class quizzes 2 x 30 mins each (5% each) (10) [LO 1,2,3,5,6]
  5. Conversation hour participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,6]
  6. Listening and transcription tasks, 3 x 200 words each (5% each) (15) [LO 1,2,3,5,6]
  7. One translation, 200 words (5) [LO 1,2,3,5,6]
  8. ONLINE MODE OF DELIVERY (null) [LO null]
  9. Reading, writing, and listening tasks x 3 (5% each) (15) [LO 1,2,3,5]
  10. Conversation hour participation (15) [LO 2,3,4,5,6]
  11. Quizzes, 2 x 60 mins each (7.5% each) (15) [LO 1,2,3,5]
  12. Oral recording on a set topic, 3-4 mins (15) [LO 2,3,4,5,6]
  13. Oral exam, 5-10 mins (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
  14. Final written exam, 120 mins, online (30) [LO 1,2,3,5]

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In Person

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 72 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 60 hours of lectures and 12 hours of conversation classes; and

b) 58 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.


130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: made up of online lectures, conversation classes and structured activities; and

b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed ARAB6501, 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 any of the following courses: ARAB2012, ARAB3001, ARAB3002, ARAB6503 or ARAB6504.

Prescribed Texts

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

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of 1.5 years of Arabic language at tertiary level


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $3630
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5580
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
In Person
5127 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
5876 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 14 Sep 2021 29 Oct 2021 Online View

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