- Class Number 4370
- Term Code 3330
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic On-campus
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr Kinda AlSamara
- Dr Kinda AlSamara
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 20/02/2023
- Class End Date 26/05/2023
- Census Date 31/03/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
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 at this stage is on mastering the Arabic sound system and pronunciation.
This course assumes no previous knowledge of the language. It covers the Arabic script, sound system and basic grammar rules. The teaching uses a new method of audio-visual and audio-lingual approach and is designed to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing by the use of dialogues, class interaction and oral and written drills. Language laboratory work may be incorporated into the course. On completion of the course, students will have acquired the ability to speak at a basic level in Modern Standard Arabic, the ability to read and understand a range of simple Arabic texts within a vocabulary range of 300-400 most commonly used words, basic grammatical structures of the Arabic language and familiarity with some Arabic cultural practices and traditions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- recognise all of the characters of the Modern Standard Arabic alphabet;
- read very simple text with high frequency structural patterns and vocabulary related to basic topics;
- use Modern Standard Arabic alphabet (hand-written and typed) to write short and simple sentences and paragraphs with correct present and future tense and limited past tense about basic topics;
- use a dictionary or online resources to assist own oral, aural, reading and written communication strategies;
- communicate in simple conversations including greetings, courtesy requirements, personal and accommodation needs and provide simple biographical information; and
- listen and respond to simple questions about basic topics.
- Alosh, M., Ahlan Wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, 3rd ed, (Workbook), Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2021.
- Alosh, M., Ahlan Wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, 3rd ed, (Textbook), Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2021.
- Scanner or scanning app (e.g Genius Scan or CamScanner)
- Headset/earphones with microphone
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
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.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Unit One (Workbook) · Introduction · Common Greetings · Introducing oneself · Leave-taking · Arabic Alphabet: one-way connectors: ? ? ? ? ? ? · Combining Sounds · Distinguishing among similar letters|
|2||Unit Two (Workbook) · Identifying yourself and others · Separate personal pronouns · Arabic Alphabet: two-way connectors ? ? ? ? ? · Long and short vowels|
|3||Unit Three (Workbook) · The morning greetings · Asking about well-being · Arabic Alphabet: two-way connectors ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?||12th March – Task 1|
|4||Unit Four (Workbook) · Inquiring about and identifying place of origin · Subject and predicate · Separate pronouns · Arabic Alphabet: two-way connectors ? ? ? ? ? ? · Inquiring about and identifying Arab countries · Arab states, political systems, and capitalss|
|5||Unit Five (workbook) · Arabic Alphabet: two-way connectors ?? ? ? ? · Objects from the immediate environment · Expressing possession · Attached pronouns · Describing national and regional affiliation · The relative “noun” (nisba) ????? ??????? · Gender in Arabic nouns|
|6||Unit Six · The letters alif maqsura and hamza (? ? ) · Diacritical marks (shadda, madda, tanwin, sukun, short alif) · Representation of foreign sounds||2nd April – Task 2|
|7||Textbook Chapter 1 · School surroundings ???? ???? · Describing location using prepositions · Enumerating: The coordinating particle ?? · Demonstratives: Gender agreement · Contrasting: The particles ??? and ???? · Nominal sentences · Negating with ?????? · The Definite Article ??? (Sun and Moon letters) · Definite and Indefinite Nouns|
|8||Textbook Chapter 1 continued Textbook Chapter 2 · School surroundings and facilities ??????/???? ????? · Nisba revisited · The Idafa structure · Identifying objects: demonstratives|
|9||Textbook Chapter 3 · Seeking and providing information ??? ?? ???? · Question words · The Arabic verb · Cardinal numbers 1-10 · Learning how to say “I know” and “I don’t know” · Eliciting information · Expressing Admiration · The particle ??? · The question particle ????||7th May - Task 3|
|10||Textbook chapter 3 continued Textbook Chapter 4 · Describing Background, · ??????? ?? ????? ???, · Forming Dual Nouns, · Number-Noun Agreement: numbers 1 and 2|
|11||Textbook Chapter 4 continued||21st May - Writing Task + oral recording of writing task|
|12||REVISIONS||Reading assessment in class|
|13||Study period and beginning of exam period|
|14||Exam period||4th June - Final Exam|
Please refer to Wattle for Lecture Group selection and Tutorial registration.
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Tasks 1, 2 and 3||30 %||*||*||1, 2, 3, 6|
|Conversation class||15 %||*||*||4, 5, 6|
|Writing Task||10 %||21/05/2023||02/06/2023||1, 2, 3 ,6|
|Oral Recording||10 %||21/05/2023||02/06/2023||1,2,5,6|
|Reading in class||10 %||25/05/2023||09/06/2023||1, 2, 5, 6|
|Final Exam||25 %||04/06/2023||18/06/2023||1,2,3|
* 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:
- Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure
- Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure
- Special Assessment Consideration Guideline and General Information
- Student Surveys and Evaluations
- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
- Code of practice for teaching and learning
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
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 6
Tasks 1, 2 and 3
These three written tasks have a combined weighting of 30%. The are due in Weeks 3, 6 and 9 and will cover concepts studied in corresponding lessons including forming simple words and sentences, connecting letters, and basic grammar concepts and listening exercises.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 4, 5, 6
Students review the Arabic sounds, vocabulary and grammar rules acquired during the week, in the corresponding lesson. Students engage in a simple conversations 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 3
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3 ,6
The Writing Task is a 150 words written assessment on basic topics in Modern Standard Arabic. Suggested topics will be provided to the students on Wattle.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,5,6
The oral recording assessment is the recording of the 150-words of the Written Task.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 5, 6
Reading in class
Reading out loud a reading passage from the textbook during the week 12 tutorials and answering questions relating the meaning of words. Students will read for about 2-3 minutes, one-on-one with their tutor or lecturer.
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3
The final exam is a two-hour exam and will include reading comprehension, grammar, translation and a short composition
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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.
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.
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.
Written tasks will be returned to students via Wattle.
Exercises performed 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.
Distribution of grades policy
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Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.
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Arabic literature, urban studies, gender and women's social history, Arabic media
Dr Kinda AlSamara
Dr Kinda AlSamara