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ARAB3020 Advanced Skills in Arabic Language

20 creditsClass Size: 35

Module manager: Ruba Khamam

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

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

Level 2 Arabic or equivalent

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Are you interested in developing your writing and analytical skills in Arabic?If you have such interest, then ARAB3020 will help you to achieve that. The module will introduce you to different genres of advanced Arabic texts. Also, it will help you to enhance your oral and aural skills.This module will train you in how to interpret and analyse critically different genre of Arabic texts. The focus is mainly on the function of language in texts.


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

Learning outcomes
By the completion of this module students should have acquired the ability to deal with complex syntactical features, critical analysis of texts of different registers; ability to deal with language in different contexts.

Students are also expected to write coherent and cohesive essays with a reasonable style.

By the end of this module students are also expected to achieve fluency in speaking Arabic.


- Oral Practice: Discussions and analysis of general issues, with organised debates and individual presentations.
- Written Practice: The writing of summaries, reports and analytical 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, student presentations, completion of coursework and exam preparation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Ongoing monitoring of comprehension through a wide range of drills in class; through submission of coursework, and oral presentations.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
In-course AssessmentCoursework40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)40.00

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 30 mins10.00
Online Time-Limited assessment48 hr 00 mins40.00
Listening exam1 hr 00 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: 29/04/2022 15:22:22


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