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ARAB3888 Advanced Media Arabic: Translation Skills in Text Typology

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Adam Gargani

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

Year running 2022/23

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module will encourage you to analyse advanced media Arabic texts. It will also make you aware of how media texts are produced and consumed. This course encourages interactive communication in class through the use of a variety of diverse media Arabic materials. A wide range of subjects will be studied in class using audio-visual, as well as audio and printed media materials, to utilise and consolidate the use of linguistic skills. This module will also introduce you to different genres of media Arabic texts. Moreover, this module will help you to sharpen your translation skills by translating media texts from and into English. For further information please consult our website:


Through practical workshops, students will develop advanced translation skills which will enable them to provide effective translation (English-Arabic-English) of various newspaper texts such as news reports, investigative features, editorials and specialist articles. Students should also be able to employ effectively cohesive devices relevant for each particular genre and have the capacity to undertake textual analysis.


The aim of this module is to develop a sense of the different formats and styles of writing that a newspaper reader can expect to encounter. It will provide students with: a) translation strategies: syntactic, semantic and lexical awareness in English and Arabic texts; b) an introduction to the principle of cohesion in translation and c) the ability to undertake linguistic analysis of texts. The module consists chiefly of reading and writing drills.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class212.0042.00
Private study hours158.00
Total Contact hours42.00
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

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
Assignment5 x written assignment40.00
PresentationOral Presentation10.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

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

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) 3 hr 50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

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: 02/02/2023


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