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ARAB2020 Essential Skills in Practical Arabic

20 creditsClass Size: 40

Module manager: Ruba Khamam

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

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

Year abroad Arabic or equivalent


ARAB2010Adv Arabic Gram & Translation

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

If you have A-level or equivalent in Arabic and wish to enhance further your language skills, then ARAB2020 is the right module for you. This module will equip you with the skills to comprehend and analyse texts critically. It will also help you sharpen your writing skills through weekly writing practice. Also, the module will give you an opportunity to strengthen your oral and aural skills. By the end of this module your four language skills will have improved immensely. For further information please consult our website:


To provide training in oral, aural and written Arabic in order to improve reading, comprehension, speaking and writing skills.


Oral Practice: Discussion and debate on topics relating to personal experience. Written Practice: The writing of social letters and short descriptive or personal essays.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class212.0042.00
Private study hours116.00
Total Contact hours84.00
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

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentCoursework20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)20.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 15 mins15.00
Practical Exam / OSCE1 hr 00 mins15.00
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)80.00

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: 29/04/2022 15:22:21


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