SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Arabic 1 (UG)

Module Code:
155906732
Credits:
30
FHEQ Level:
5
Year of study:
Any
Taught in:
Term 1

IMPORTANT! First Year students: before applying, please check the Arabic Module Choices guide to determine your appropriate entry level for Arabic.

This is a Beginners course in Modearn Standard Arabic.The main emphasis is on mastering the basic structures of Modern Standard Arabic as a means of communication, particularly in relation to journalism, with equal emphasis on reading, writing, speaking and hearing.

Prerequisites

None

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

  • Have a solid biggner level of competence in both productive (speaking/writing) and receptive skills (reading/ listening) in Arabic
  • Have some knowledge of cultural issues in relation to uses of the language also form part of the course requirements
  • Begin learning the basic structures of Modern Standard Arabic as a means of written communication, particularly in relation to journalism
  • Develop oral competence which is developed through extensive use of language laboratory facilities as well as in small-group conversation classes, where some elements of colloquial Arabic are also introduced
  • Be able to handle basic materials in Arabic and communicate in Arabic at beginner's level.

Workload

A total of 22 weeks teaching with 10 hours classroom contact per week

Scope and syllabus

A graded internally-produced syllabus is followed. This provides grammar, vocabulary, exercises, passages for translation and comprehension.

Method of assessment

  • 1x 2hr in class mid term test (50%)
  • 1x 2hr unseen written exam (50%) in May/June

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