• Class Number 7632
  • Term Code 3260
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic OUA Online
  • Mode of Delivery Online
    • Leila Kouatly
    • Dr Kinda AlSamara
    • Leila Kouatly
  • 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
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.

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

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

Headset/earphones with microphone

Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

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). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 AWS Chapter 19 Reading passages Comprehension exercises
2 AWS Chapter 19 - cont'd Describing activities in the past and present Writing postcards and letters Using terms of address in written communication Introduction to the adverbs of place and time
3 AWS Chapter 19 - cont'd Negating the future Using relative clauses such as ?????? ??????? Revisiting prepositions Introduction to the possessive ?????
4 AWS Chapter 20 Reading Passage and comprehension exercises Expressing preference using ?????? (?????????) ?????? Expressing frequency using ?????? – ??????? – ?????? – ??????? – ???????? – ?????? Expressing degree using ??????? – ??????? – ???????? – ?????? Task 1 due by Sunday 21 August
5 AWS Chapter 20 - cont'd Expressing express uncertainty using ??????? The habitual and progressive past Colours Comparative nouns with doubled consonants The weak verbs ????? ??????? Writing Task 1
6 AWS Chapter 21 Reading Passages Comprehension exercises Task 2 due Sunday 4 September
7 AWS Chapter 21 - cont'd Describing countries, population and products Describing geographical directions and features
8 AWS Chapter 21 - cont'd The noun ????/????? (both of) Expressing Exception using ???? and ?????
9 AWS Chapter 22 Reading Passages and comprehension questions Expressing obligation with ??? ... ?? Task 3 due Sunday 9 October
10 AWS Chapter 22 - cont'd Expressing possibility with the verb ???????? Introduction to the structure ?? ????? Introduction to the relative noun ?? The noun ????? Writing Task 2
11 Revisions Transcript and slides of oral presentation due
12 Oral presentations Oral presentations during regular class time
13 Oral Exam Oral exam on Thursday 3rd November
14 Final Exam to be undertaken between 11 and 13 November

Tutorial Registration

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Three tasks 30 % * * 1,2,3,5
Writing Tasks 15 % * * 1,2,3,5,
Conversation class 10 % * * 1,4,5,6
Oral Presentation 15 % 19/10/2022 26/10/2022 1,2,3,4,5
Oral Exam 10 % 03/11/2022 10/11/2022 1,2,3,4,6,
Final Exam 20 % 13/11/2022 20/11/2022 1,2,3,4,5

* 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 Integrity 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 Skills website. 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: 30 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,5

Three tasks

Three tasks with a combined weighting of 30% and due in weeks 4, 6 and 9. The tasks are to be taken on Wattle and covering the relevant chapters. Questions will include grammar, vocabulary, listening, writing and translation.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,5,

Writing Tasks

Two writing tasks of 100-150 words each, with a combined weighting of 15% and due in weeks 5 and 10. The tasks are to be taken on Wattle and include writing a paragraph on a given topic and/or describing an image and/or listening to an audio file or video and answering questions on the topic.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,4,5,6

Conversation class

Weeks 1-12: this task requires students to prepare the weekly topics and questions listed on Wattle and to engage in discussions with their peers and the lecturer. Preparation and attendance are required to successfully complete this task

Assessment Task 4

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 19/10/2022
Return of Assessment: 26/10/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Oral Presentation

The oral presentation needs to be 7-8 minutes long and will take place in Week 12 during regular class time. Attending other students' presentation is highly recommended. The written transcript of the presentation is to be submitted to the lecturer no later than a week prior to the presentation date, as part of the assignment. 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 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 03/11/2022
Return of Assessment: 10/11/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,6,

Oral Exam

The oral exam is to be taken in the first week of the exam period, on Thursday 3rd November. Students will be asked to read out loud sections from AWS chapters and answer vocabulary questions as well as questions about themselves or on topics covered in class.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 13/11/2022
Return of Assessment: 20/11/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Final Exam

The final written exam is a 2-hour take-home written exam to be undertaken by 13th November. It will consist of reading comprehension, grammar, listening, translation and a short composition. The final exam will cover all chapters studied during the semester.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

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

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

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).

Leila Kouatly

Research Interests

Technology in language learning

Leila Kouatly

Wednesday 13:00 14:00
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Dr Kinda AlSamara

Research Interests

Dr Kinda AlSamara

Leila Kouatly

Research Interests

Leila Kouatly

Wednesday 13:00 14:00
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