Intermediate Arabic Language II

Module titleIntermediate Arabic Language II
Module codeARA2139
Academic year2019/0
Credits30
Module staff

Ms Abla Oudeh Mahmoud (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

11

11

Number students taking module (anticipated)

30

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

This is a core module for Third Year Single and Combined Honours students. You will build on knowledge from prerequisite module ARA1033 Elementary Arabic Language and ARA2000 your year abroad or equivalent.  Having spent a year in an Arabic-speaking country, you will have a deeper knowledge of Arabic language and culture and knowledge of different Arabic dialects. This module will help you to build on this experience and to develop active and passive learning of Arabic through a wide range of written and audio-visual materials. You will strengthen your awareness of the different styles and registers of Arabic and to develop your skills in composition and translation whilst consolidating your use of colloquial Arabic.

Module aims - intentions of the module

Building on the Year Abroad learning experience, this module aims to develop a deeper knowledge of grammatical and syntactical structures; to develop active and passive learning of Arabic through a wide range of written and audio-visual materials; to strengthen your awareness of different styles and registers of Arabic; to broaden your skills in using Arabic; to develop your skills in composition and translation. The module also aims to consolidate your use of colloquial Arabic.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

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

  • 1. deal with grammatical and syntactical features of written Arabic and spoken Arabic
  • 2. read various genres of Arabic texts, to write in Arabic, as well as to translate from and into written Arabic, with and without the use of bilingual and monolingual dictionaries
  • 3. listen to Colloquial and Media Arabic and to communicate in standard and colloquial Arabic.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

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

  • 4. express yourself in Arabic orally
  • 5. express yourself in Arabic writing

ILO: Personal and key skills

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

  • 6. develop time management skills and ability to conduct independent study.
  • 7. develop written and oral communication skills in a foreign language.
  • 8. develop teamwork skills through working in language groups.

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

- Reading: You will be introduced to different types of texts, editorials, texts on history, current affairs, literature etc.

- Writing: You will be introduced to different styles of writing. You will learn how to present a topic, a discussion and a conclusion.

- Translation: You will be introduced to basic translation skills and techniques to use in translating a range of text types from Arabic into English and vice versa.

- Listening and Speaking: This includes listening to Media Arabic, broadcasts, news, interview, documentaries etc. and speaking about various topics in colloquial or modern standard Arabic. 

- Literature: You will be exposed to different types of classical and modern Arabic writings to deepen your knowledge of Arab culture.

Learning and teaching

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

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
1761240

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 4422 x 2 hours translation
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 4422 x 2 hours reading, writing and grammar
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2211 x 2 hours literature
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 4422 x 2 hours speaking
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2211 x 2 hours listening
Guided Independent study 124Homework assignments over two terms: Translation: 22 h Reading &writing: 22h Literature: 22h Speaking: 22h Media listening: 36h

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Weekly assignments on one or more of the following components: Writing, reading, translation, oral presentations and literatureWeekly assignments on one or more of the components. 1, 2, 3, 4, 8Written and verbal feedback

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
305020

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Continuous assessment30-1 written in class test per term (80%) 2 hours - 1Listening test per term (10%) 30 minutes - 1 Speaking test per term: oral presentations (10%) 15 minutes1-7Written and verbal feedback
Oral examination1015 minutes4 speakingWritten and verbal feedback
Listening examination1030 minutes4 ListeningWritten and verbal feedback
Written examination503 hours1-7Written 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
Oral examinationOral examination (15 minutes)4 speakingAugust/September assessment period
Listening examinationListening examination (30 minutes)4 ListeningAugust/September assessment period
Written examinationWritten examination (3 hours)1-7August/September assessment period
Continuous assessmentWritten examination (2 hours)1-7August/September assessment period

Re-assessment notes

Referral/ deferral:  Written examination 1 x 3 hour written paper (50%); Listening examination (10%); and Oral examination (10%); Written examination (30%) if student fails the continuous assessment.

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Basic reading:

Haywood and Nahmad, A new Arabic Grammar of the Written Language, Lund Humphries, London 2005.

Karin C. Ryding, A Reference Grammar of Modern Standard Arabic, Cambridge university press, Cambridge 2005

 

Supporting Materials:

Wehr, H, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 1979.

Concise Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary of Current Usage, Oxford University Press, 1982.

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

 ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

Module has an active ELE page

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Intermediate Arabic Language II

Credit value30
Module ECTS

15

Module pre-requisites

ARA 1033 and Year Abroad (or equivalent)

Module co-requisites

None

NQF level (module)

5

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

01/10/08

Last revision date

30/04/2018