Arabic 5 B (UG)

Key information

Start date
End date
Year of study
Term 2
Module code
FHEQ Level

Module overview

This module aims to utilize students' knowledge of syntax to develop their ability in comprehension and grammatical analysis as well as composition and translation into Arabic. The module is based on the reading and discussion of three types of written language: various literary texts, Arabic journalism and selected texts for translation. The module also caters for the oral aspect of language learning.

This is an advanced language acquisition course.


Satisfactory completion of Arabic 4A and Arabic 4B or equivalent


Total of 10 weeks teaching with 5 hours classroom contact per week

Scope and syllabus

Attention is paid to aspects of reading, comprehension, grammar, syntax and style. Throughout the teaching year students present unsupervised work in Arabic in the form of translations and composition. This work is usually graded and commented upon by the teacher.

Method of assessment

  • End-of-term test, 1 hour 30 minutes (15%)
  • End-of-year oral exam, 15 minutes (25%)
  • End-of-year written exam (60%)
  • The exact assessment deadline dates are published on the relevant module Moodle/BLE page


Mr Ahmad Alkhashem


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