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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

ARAB5150M Arabic for Beginners 2

30 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Dr Ahmed Elgindy
Email: A.Elgindy@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Some basic proficiency in Arabic language at lower intermediate level, including familiarity with the Arabic alphabet and the basics of Arabic language convention. An entry test will be required to assess proficiency.

This module is mutually exclusive with

ARAB5100MArabic For Beginners 1
ARAB5175MArabic For Beginners 3

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module is offered as a Discovery module for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. On completion of this module students will be able to: understand simple instructions, respond appropriately in everyday situations, collect information from short texts in the target language, write limited pieces of work in the target language, 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.

Objectives

The aim of this module is to progress students from beginners' level to the intermediate level in the four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening). The module will also help in raising awareness of the linguistic and cultural differences between Arabic and English.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will be able to: understand simple instructions, respond appropriately in everyday situations, collect information from short texts in the target language, write limited pieces of work in the target language, 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.

Skills outcomes
1. Demonstrate a good awareness of the contextual use of Arabic grammar.
2. Demonstrate the relevant skills in translating from and into Arabic.
3. Be able to deal with complex and complicated Arabic sentence structure at the intermediate level.
4. Demonstrate the ability to converse confidently at the intermediate level.
5. Demonstrate a confident use of practical skills in Arabic: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
6. Culture awareness


Syllabus

1. Students will be introduced to relevant everyday topics through reading comprehension.
2. Emphasis on the Interactive communication language learning approach; reading, writing, listening and speaking skills will be developed by means of role-play, pair and group discussion.
3. The study of grammatical structures: (e.g. case marking, quantifiers, idafa construction, transitive and intransitive verbs, the dual, similarity particles, superlatives, object pronouns etc…)
4. Students will be introduced to aspects of Arabic culture and society.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture212.0042.00
Private study hours258.00
Total Contact hours42.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

258 private hours of study, including hours spent on preparatory reading for lectures and seminars, preparation for presentations, coursework preparation and for exams and other assessments.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students' progress will be monitored through language coursework, oral presentations and written examination in May/June.

As in all our modules student progress will be monitored using the following methods:
- Written / oral assignments
- Designated feedback sessions (one per semester)
- Student questionnaires
- Personal tutee appointments
- Advice and Feedback hours
- Access to tutor

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PracticalCoursework40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

The same fortnightly language coursework is set in semesters 1 & 2 as for ARAB2007. In addition students of ARAB5150M submit two coursework items at the end of each semester on grammar and translation. These two assignments count towards the 40% of formal assessment designated for coursework.


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment48 hr 00 mins50.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)60.00

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: 10/09/2021

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