Arabic 1 (UG)
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- Year 1
- Term 1
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IMPORTANT! First Year students: before applying, please check the Arabic Module Choices guide to determine your appropriate entry level for Arabic.
This is a beginner's course in Modern 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.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
On successful completion of this module a student will:
- have a solid beginner level of competence in both productive (speaking/writing) and receptive (reading/ listening) skills in Arabic.
- have some knowledge of cultural issues in relation to uses of the language, which also forms 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 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 a beginner's level.
A total of 10 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
Assessment for this module consists of:
- 1 x 1-hour term test (30%)
- 1 x 2-hour end-of-term test (70%)
- The exact assessment deadline dates are published on the relevant module Moodle/BLE page