• Class Number 7360
  • Term Code 3360
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic On-campus
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Kinda AlSamara
    • Mona AlBluwi
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 24/07/2023
  • Class End Date 27/10/2023
  • Census Date 31/08/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 31/07/2023
SELT Survey Results

This course continues the work undertaken in Advanced Arabic 1 and introduces students to more advanced and complex texts in Arabic. The course assumes previous knowledge of the language over 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 routine written social correspondence and daily situational conversation in Arabic to an advanced level;
  2. demonstrate appropriate application of Arabic grammar and vocabulary to an an advanced level;
  3. initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations in Arabic;
  4. demonstrate advanced comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources; and
  5. apply advanced oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.

Required Resources

Alosh, M., Ahlna Wa Sahlan: Modern Standard Arabic for Intermediate Learners, New haven, London: Yale University Press 2021

·      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). 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 Chapter 6 of AWS Reading:  ????? ????? ?? ???????Grammar
  •  Introducing the circumstantial adverb ?????
  •  Revision: the nominal sentence
  •  Revision: ??? and its set
  •  Revision: the subjunctive
  •  Revision: the adverb of time
  • Revision: diptotes
  •  Revision: the passive participle
  •  Revision: passive voice
  • Revision: multiple ?????
2 Chapter 6 continued
3 Chapter 7Reading:  ???? ?????? ?????? ?????????Learning how to express and summarise a personal event in a letterReinforcing letter writing conventions and stylesGrammar
  •  Introducing types of ??
  •  Adverbs of manner
  • The particle ????
4 Chapter 7 continued Quiz 1 due by Wednesday 16 August
5 Chapter 9Reading:  ????? ????? ???? ????
  • Learning to describe vacations and places of interest
  • Describing people and historical events
  • Introducing prepositional phrases and prepositions that collocate with certain verbs.
  • expressing reason with ??? ????? ?????
  • ??? ???????
Writing task 1 due by Wednesday 23 August
6 Chapter 9 continued Quiz 2 due by Wednesday 30 August
7 Chapter 10Reading:  ????? ????? ???? ?????? ??????
  • Learning how to read and relate historical facts in writing and speaking
  • Describing historical sites and personalities
  • Learning facts about Queen Zanobia, Palmyra, and Aleppo
  • The substitute ?????
  •  ??? ????????
  •  ?? ????????
  • ????? ?????? ???????
  • ??????? ???????
Quiz 3 due by Wednesday 20 September
8 Chapter 10 continues
9 Chapter 11Reading: ????? ?? ??????? ???????
  • Introduction to media Arabic
  • Learning how to report facts, procedures, and events
  • Reinforcing narration of past events
  • Introducing ??? ?????
  • Introducing the expression ?? ???
  • The uses of ????? ???? ?
  • The passive voice
  • Negation with ??
Writing task 2 due by Wednesday 11 October
10 Chapter 11 continues
11 Revisions Oral Presentation Topic and Outline due byTuesday 17 October
12 ORAL PRESENTATIONS 23 and 24 October
14 Final exam Take-home final exam undertaken on Wattle between 9 and 11 November

Tutorial Registration

Please refer to Wattle for Conversation class selection

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Three Quizzes 30 % * * <em>1,2,3,5</em>
Two writing tasks 10 % * * <em>1,2,3,5</em>
Reading 10 % * * <em>1, 2, 3, 5</em>
Conversation class 10 % * * <em>1, 2, 3, 4,6</em>
Oral presentation 15 % 23/10/2023 09/11/2023 <em>1, 3, 4,6</em>
Final Exam 25 % 11/11/2023 20/11/2023 <em>1, 2, 3, 5</em>

* 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: <em>1,2,3,5</em>

Three Quizzes

These quizzes will be taken on Wattle in weeks 4, 6 and 7 and will relate to the relevant Ahlan wa Sahlan chapters. They will include reading comprehension questions, grammar, listening, vocabulary and translation. Each quiz is worth 10%.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: <em>1,2,3,5</em>

Two writing tasks

Students are required to write two (2) 150-word paragraphs on one of the topics covered during the conversation hour. These two writing tasks have a combined value of 10% and are due in weeks 5, and 9.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: <em>1, 2, 3, 5</em>


 Students must be prepared to read in class when a new chapter starts. Students will translate the part they read and answer questions about the content. Students’ performance will be evaluated throughout the semester.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: <em>1, 2, 3, 4,6</em>

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 conversation with the tutor and/or other students. Therefore 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: 23/10/2023
Return of Assessment: 09/11/2023
Learning Outcomes: <em>1, 3, 4,6</em>

Oral presentation

The oral presentation needs to be 5-6 minutes long and will take place in Week 12 during regular class time. Attending other students’ presentations is highly recommended. The presentation outline should be submitted no later than the end of the week before 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 6

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 11/11/2023
Return of Assessment: 20/11/2023
Learning Outcomes: <em>1, 2, 3, 5</em>

Final Exam

This is a two-hour take-home exam due in Week 14. It will be based on chapters covered during the semester and other materials reviewed in class. It will include reading comprehension questions, grammar, listening comprehension, translation and a writing task.

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.

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). 

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).

Dr Kinda AlSamara

Research Interests

Speech perception and production, Learning Arabic as a second language

Dr Kinda AlSamara

Monday 14:00 15:00
Mona AlBluwi

Research Interests

Mona AlBluwi

Monday 14:00 15:00

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