Reading and Translation

Module titleReading and Translation
Module codeARA1016
Academic year2019/0
Credits15
Module staff

Dr Emily Selove (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

11

Number students taking module (anticipated)

20

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

This is a core module for First Year Single Honours Students, but can be taken as an optional module by other students of similar level. Its aim is to enable you to read, understand and translate simple texts from English into Arabic and from Arabic into English. The texts selected for in-class reading aim to introduce students to a wide range of simple or simplified types of text, to cover news stories, biographies, history, culture, basic conversations and fiction. Students are encouraged to draw on their knowledge of Arabic words and understanding of the context to guess meanings of new words and structures.

Module aims - intentions of the module

This is a core module for First Year Single Honours Students, but can be taken as an optional module by other students of similar level. Its aim is to enable the students to read, understand and translate simple texts from English into Arabic and from Arabic into English.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Acquired the skills to read and understand elementary texts in Arabic with and without the use of a dictionary.
  • 2. Translate from English into Arabic and from Arabic into English simple texts from various sources.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 3. Use correct grammar, some linguistic forms and structures in writing; ability to use the dictionary.

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 4. Develop time management skills and ability to demonstrate how to conduct independent study;
  • 5. Work in pairs and groups on text-based work
  • 6. Demonstrate confidence in reading and writing skills.

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

Reading and translating texts selected from various sources (newspapers, internet etc) adapted for the students' level of Arabic.

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
221280

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 20Language classes which involve training in the basic skills of reading writing and translating
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2Two In class tests
Guided independent study11Directed learning and private study outside the classroom.
Guided independent study3Three Homework assignments.
Guided independent study114Learning vocabulary, grammar

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Classroom PracticeWeekly, during lectures1-6Oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
30700

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Examination702 hours1,2,3,4 6Written feedback
Written homework assignments and in-class tests contribute towards continuous assessment mark. An average mark will be taken of all the marks both of assessed homework assignments and in-class tests. 30One hour each1,2,3,4 6Written feedback

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
ExaminationExamination1,2,3,4 6August/September assessment period

Re-assessment notes

Referral/ deferral examination: 1 x 2 hour written paper: 100%.

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

A selection of material for reading and translation selected and/or designed by the module tutor.

Supporting Material:

Wehr, Hans A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, Wiesbaden, Harassowitz, 1976.

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Arabic Reading Translation

Credit value15
Module ECTS

7.5

Module pre-requisites

Elementary Arabic Language or equivalent (ARA1033/ARA1033A or ARA2148)

Module co-requisites

None

NQF level (module)

4

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

01/10/2005

Last revision date

19/09/2018