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ARAB2021 Essential Skills in Practical Arabic

15 creditsClass Size: 30

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


ARAB2011Adv Arabic Gram & Translation

This module is not approved as a discovery module


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 Class172.0034.00
Private study hours82.00
Total Contact hours68.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

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 AssessmentRegular coursework20.00
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 / OSCE1 hr 30 mins15.00
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 30 mins15.00
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) (S1)2 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: 07/06/2022


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