- Class Number 5112
- Term Code 3260
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic On-Campus
- Mode of Delivery Online or In Person
- Leila Kouatly
- Dr Kinda AlSamara
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 25/07/2022
- Class End Date 28/10/2022
- Census Date 31/08/2022
- Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
- Rafa Marjan
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- read simple hand written or printed material containing frequently used structural forms, patterns and vocabulary;
- read and understand known language elements that have been recombined in new ways to achieve different meanings at similar levels of grammatical complexity;
- 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;
- use a dictionary or online resources to assist own oral, aural, reading and written communication strategies and engage in independent reading and writing;
- articulate developed courtesy requirements and maintain simple face-to-face conversations on familiar topics; and
- 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.
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
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
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.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Revisions and start of Chapter 4 · Learn how to describe situations · Learn how to form dual nouns · Learn about number-noun agreement|
|2||Chapter 4 - continued|
|3||Chapter 5 · Learn how to describe family members · Learn how to describe school subjects · Learn about Arabic last names · Introduce objects of verbs · Introduce objects of prepositions · Introduction to ordinal numbers|
|4||Chapter 6 · Learn to use terms of address · Learning to express regret or apology · Learning how to express lack of knowledge · Learning how to express degree · Introduction to the negation and conjugation of the present tense verb · Reveal the secrets of the language · Introduction of cardinal numbers 11-100||Task 1 due by Sunday 21 August|
|5||Chapter 6- continued|
|6||Chapter 7 · Learn about Arabic print media · Learn how to inquire about and describing activities · Learn how to request and offer something politely using The imperative Doubly transitive verbs The pronunciation of the pronoun ? · Introduce the cases of the noun · Learn how to express possession with ???? · Learn about attached pronouns suffixed to verbs · Describe further Arabic names||Task 2 due by Sunday 4 September|
|7||Chapter 7 continued|
|8||Chapter 8 · Learn to request and decline things politely · Introduce food and drink · Learn how to describe our daily activities · Introduce prepositions and attached pronouns · Learn how to express likes and dislikes · Introduce plurals of nouns · Introduce adverbials of time ???????? ?????? · ????? structure revisited (multiple ?????)|
|9||Chapter 8 - continued|
|10||Chapter 9 · Learn to describe daily activities · Learn to give background information · Learn to tell time formally and informally · Introduce breaking consonant clusters · Introduce mass and countable nouns · Introduce how to count in the hundreds and thousands||Task 3 due by Sunday 16 October|
|11||Chapter 9 - continued|
|12||Revisions||Writing Task due by 30 October|
|14||Final exam due between 11 and 13 November|
Refer to Wattle
|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||15 %||30/10/2022||06/11/2022||1, 2, 3, 4 & 6|
|Oral exam||15 %||04/11/2022||11/11/2022||1, 2, 3, 4,5 & 6|
|Final Exam||30 %||13/11/2022||20/11/2022||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
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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
Learning Outcomes: 4, 5, & 6
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
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6
Tasks 1, 2 and 3
These three written tasks have a combined weighting of 30%. The are due in Weeks 4, 6 and 10 and will cover concepts studied in previous weeks and will include reading, writing, listening and translating exercises.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6
The Written Task is a 200-words written assessment on basic topics in Modern Standard Arabic. The written task is due in Week 12.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4,5 & 6
This is a 5-6 minutes exam in week 13. It involves reading from passages covered during the semester, followed by comprehension questions, grammar questions and vocabulary.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6
The final exam is a two-hour take-home exam to be undertaken between 11 and 13 November. It will include reading comprehension, grammar and a short composition.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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Dr Kinda AlSamara