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2021/22 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

ARAB5175M Arabic For Beginners 3

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

Intermediate proficiency in Arabic language is required, including the ability to communicate using simple Arabic structures. An entry test will be required to assess proficiency.

This module is mutually exclusive with

ARAB5100MArabic For Beginners 1
ARAB5150MArabic for Beginners 2

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

This module is offered as Discovery/Elective module for both Undergraduate and Ppostgraduate students. On completion of this module students will be able to: understand advanced Arabic texts, respond appropriately in everyday situations, collect information from different types of texts in the target language, write advanced pieces of work in the target language, express themselves using a variety of vocabulary and formulaic expressions and use the target language in a wide range 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. Students also will be able to translate advanced Islamic texts into Arabic.

Objectives

The aim of this module is to progress students from Intermediate level to the high intermediate and advanced 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 advanced Arabic texts, respond appropriately in everyday situations, collect information from different types of texts in the target language, write advanced pieces of work in the target language, express themselves using a variety of vocabulary and formulaic expressions and use the target language in a wide range 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. Students also will be able to translate advanced Islamic texts into Arabic.

Skills outcomes
1. Demonstrate a good awareness of the contextual use of Arabic grammar.
2. Demonstrate the relevant skills in translating advanced texts from and into Arabic.
3. Be able to deal with complex and complicated Arabic texts, especially Islamic texts.
4. Demonstrate the ability to converse confidently at the high intermediate and advanced levels.
5. Demonstrate a confident use of practical skills in Arabic: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
6. Cultural 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. kana and its sisters, inna and its sisters, idafa construction, superlatives, rhetorical devices 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 weekly/fortnightly 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 ARAB3100. In addition students of ARAB5175M 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 mins40.00
Unseen Practical exam (Semester 1)0 hr 15 mins20.00
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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