• Class Number 4392
  • Term Code 3130
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Mona AlBluwi
    • Mona AlBluwi
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 22/02/2021
  • Class End Date 28/05/2021
  • Census Date 31/03/2021
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
SELT Survey Results

This course continues the work undertaken in Intermediate Arabic 2 and introduces students to advanced and complex texts in Arabic. The course assumes previous knowledge of the language of two years or equivalent. Negotiation and debating techniques will be practiced on a broad range of topics as well as supervised discussions on relevant issues to further promote oral and listening skills.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate complex written social correspondence and daily situational conversation in Arabic to an upper intermediate to an advanced level, and maintain face-to-face conversations in Arabic;
  2. critically analyse the differences between the main ideas and subsidiary ideas in Arabic texts;
  3. demonstrate use of a good range of Arabic grammar forms and vocabulary in writing and speaking to an upper intermediate level;
  4. demonstrate an upper intermediate to an advanced comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources; and
  5. demonstrate refined and advanced oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.

Required Resources

Alosh, M., Ahlan Wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Intermediate Learners, Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2013.

·      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 1 of AWS ?????? ???????? ??????? Conditional Sentences Using ??? Defective Nouns ????? ??????? Nouns with a Verbal Force ??? ????? Revisited Structures: - Negating the Imperative - Active and Passive Participles - The Passive Voice
2 Chapter 1 continued Short literary text/video
3 Chapter 2 of AWS ??? ??????? ??????? ???????? ??????? Expressing Wish with ?? Describing Hobbies and Professions Using ?????? Verb-Agent Agreement ?????? ????? ?????? Redundant (?? ???????) ?? Expressing Possession and Describing Place and Time with ??? The Set of ??? Revisited Task 1 due by Sunday 14 March
4 Chapter 2 continued Short literary text/video
5 Chapter 3 of AWS ?? ?? ???? ????? ??????? ????? ?????? The Invariable Verb ?????? ?????? Use of the Preposition ?? Descriptive Idafa ??????? ??? ???????? Ordinal Numbers as Numerical Adverbs ??????? ????????? Demonstratives and ?? The Imperative Revisited ?????? ????? Vocab Quiz 1 due by Sunday 28 March
6 Chapter 3 continued Short literary text/video Take-home Mid-Semester exam 29 March – 1 April
7 Chapter 4 of AWS ????? ????? ?????? Giving Directions – The Imperative Giving Directions – Adverbials and Prepositions Letter-Writing Phrases Creating Emphasis Using the Absolute Object ??????? ?????? Expressing Conditional Meaning with ?? Uses of ????? Reflexive and Emphatic ????? Tag Questions Idioms ?????????
8 Chapter 4 continues Short literary text/video Task 2 due by Sunday 2 May
9 Chapter 5 ?????? ?? ????? Useful Communicative Phrases Inquiring about Number and Quantity with ??? Expressing Obligation with the Preposition ??? Forming Yes/No Questions with ? Exception with ???? Passive Voice Adverbs of Time ??? ?????? Register ?????? ?????? Outline of oral presentation due (not assessed)
10 Chapter 5 continues Short literary text/video Quiz 2 by Sunday 16 May Transcript of presentation due (not assessed)
12 Revisions
13 Study period and beginning of exams Oral exam recording due on Thursday 3 June
14 Exam period Take-home final exam undertaken on Wattle between 10 and 13 June

Tutorial Registration

Please refer to Wattle for Conversation class selection

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Tasks 1 and 2 5 % 14/03/2021 21/03/2021 1,2,3,4
Vocab Quiz 1 and Vocab Quiz 2 5 % 28/03/2021 04/04/2021 1,2,3,4
Mid-Semester Exam 25 % 01/04/2021 17/04/2021 1,2,3,4
Conversation class 10 % * * 3, 4, 5
Oral Presentation 15 % 18/05/2021 25/05/2021 1,2,3,4,5
Oral Exam 10 % 03/06/2021 10/06/2021 3, 4, 5
Final Exam 30 % 13/06/2021 23/06/2021 1,2,3,4

* 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: 5 %
Due Date: 14/03/2021
Return of Assessment: 21/03/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Tasks 1 and 2

These are two tasks in the form of a Wattle quizz and will relate to the relevant Ahlan wa Sahlan chapters. They include grammar questions, listening, writing and translation and are due in Week 3 and Week 8 and are worth 2.5% each (a total of 5%)

Assessment Task 2

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 28/03/2021
Return of Assessment: 04/04/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Vocab Quiz 1 and Vocab Quiz 2

These are two vocab quizzes covering the relevant chapters of Ahlan wa Sahlan and other materials reviewed in class. They are due in Week 5 and Week 10 and are worth 2.5% each (a total of 5%)

Assessment Task 3

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 01/04/2021
Return of Assessment: 17/04/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Mid-Semester Exam

This is a take-home exam due in Week 6 and can be attempted between 29 March and 1st April. It is based on Ahlan wa Sahlan chapers covered and will include reading comprehension questions, grammar and a short composition or translation.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 3, 4, 5

Conversation class

This task requires students to review the vocabulary and grammar rules acquired during the week, in the corresponding lesson. Students will engage in an online conversation with the tutor and/or other students. Preparation is compulsory, and attendance is essential as students are tested individually and as a group on their participation, throughout the semester.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 18/05/2021
Return of Assessment: 25/05/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Oral Presentation

The ORAL PRESENTATION needs to be 5-6 minutes long and will take place in Week 11 during regular class time. Attending other students' presentation is highly recommended. The outline of the presentation (not assessed) is due in week 5. The Powerpoint slides and full written transcript of the presentation ( not assessed) is to be submitted in Week 10. 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: 10 %
Due Date: 03/06/2021
Return of Assessment: 10/06/2021
Learning Outcomes: 3, 4, 5

Oral Exam

The oral exam will consist of a recording which needs to be sumbitted on Wattle in Week 13. It includes 3 parts: you will need to record yourself reading a section of a chapter of Ahlan wa Sahlan (refer to details on Wattle); in the same recording, provide your opinion on a set topic as outlined on Wattle and record answers to questions relevant to you (e.g. ????? ???? ???????)

Assessment Task 7

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 13/06/2021
Return of Assessment: 23/06/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Final Exam

This is a take-home exam due in Week 14 and can be attempted between 10-13 June. It will be based on all five chapters 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.

Returning Assignments

Any assessment submitted on Wattle will be marked on Wattle and feedback given in the relevant section.

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

No resubmission of assignments will be possible unless on medical grounds (students will be required to provide a medical certificate). ARAB6503 - Advanced Arabic 1

Privacy Notice

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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).

Mona AlBluwi

Research Interests

Speech perception and production, Learning Arabic as a second language

Mona AlBluwi

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