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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARAB1001 Beginning Arabic 1

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Rasha Soliman
Email: R.K.Soliman@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Co-requisites

ARAB1002Beginning Arabic 2

This module is mutually exclusive with

ARAB1015Arabic for Beginners
ARAB1016Arabic for Beginners

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module offers students an opportunity to progress from the level of a total beginner to (A1 according to the CEFR scale or half a GCSE) in the four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) in Modern Standard Arabic. On completion of this module you will be able to understand simple instructions, respond appropriately in everyday situations, express yourself using limited vocabulary and formulaic expressions and use the target language in a limited number of contexts so that it can be understood by a sympathetic native speaker. You will also develop an understanding of the structure of the language and the culture of the countries where the target language is spoken. You will be taught by enthusiastic and competent teachers who have well-established reputation in teaching Arabic as a foreign language.

Objectives

The aim of this module is to progress students from the level of a total beginner to A1 according to CEFR or half a GCSE in the four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) in Modern Standard Arabic. On completion of the module, students will be able to: understand simple instructions, respond appropriately in everyday situations, express themselves using limited vocabulary and formulaic expressions and use the target language in a limited number of contexts so that it can be understood by a sympathetic native speaker. Students will also develop an understanding of the structure of the language and the culture of the countries where the target language is spoken.

Syllabus

A beginner's course which encourages communication in the target language. The study of grammatical structures and the acquisition of cultural awareness are incorporated into the language learning programme. This course encourages interactive communication in class through the use of a variety of materials. A wide range of subjects will be studied in class using audio-visual as well as audio and written materials to utilise and consolidate the use of the four communicative skills (reading, writing, speaking and hearing). Topics/skills covered at this level include communication in everyday situations (through role-play) and the comprehension of short, simple texts.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class102.0020.00
Lecture302.0060.00
Private study hours120.00
Total Contact hours80.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

preparatory reading for lectures/languages classes, completion of coursework and exam preparation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students' progress will be monitored through weekly language coursework, oral presentations and written examination.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentContinuous assessment30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)30.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)2 hr 00 mins40.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 13/11/2018 09:25:43

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