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2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

ARAB2010 Advanced Arabic Grammar and Translation

20 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Dr Almed Elgindy
Email: a.elgindy@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Year abroad Arabic language or equivalent.

Co-requisites

ARAB2020Ess Skills In Practical Arabic

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Do you have A-level or equivalent in Arabic? If that is the case, why don't you widen your Arabic grammar and translation skills by enrolling in ARAB2010? The module will train you in how to translate contemporary texts from and into Arabic. It will also acquaint you with the grammatical skills that will enable you to write in a fluent and effective style, and to comprehend Arabic texts. On completion of this module you will be familiar with the grammar rules as well as the function of Arabic grammar in texts. You will also acquire the skills to translate different genres of texts from and into Arabic. For further information please consult our website: www.leeds.ac.uk/arabic

Objectives

To provide an in-depth analysis of Arabic morphology and syntax in order to improve comprehension, translation and writing skills.

Syllabus

Morphology: Analysis of usages of the Arabic Verb system, noun patterns and particle functions.
Syntax: Analysis of usages of the various syntactical functions and the word order of simple, compounds and complex sentences in Arabic.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture212.0042.00
Private study hours158.00
Total Contact hours42.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

preparatory reading for lectures/seminars, completion of coursework as well as preparation for presentations and exams

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress is monitored through:
- fortnightly submitted language coursework, oral presentations and exams
- checking attendance throughout the year
- access to weekly office hours.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentContinuous assessment (including exercises and participation in class, and progress tests)50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

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)3 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

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: 30/04/2019

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