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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2148: Arabic for Beginners II

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to enhance your reading, writing and communication skills in Modern Written Arabic. The module aims to develop all language-related skills, including reading, listening, speaking, writing and cultural knowledge, by means of written texts and audio-visual clips. By the end of the course, you are expected to have achieved basic to intermediate proficiency in the language.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Use grammatical tools learned on the module to create and understand complex sentences that include main and subordinate clauses;
2. Use acquired vocabulary to converse and write on a range of topics, including: oneself; friends, family and colleagues; work; and location
3. translate basic pieces of discourse between Arabic and English;
4. understanding of simple audio-visual clips in Modern Standard Arabic.
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Apply elementary grammar rules in writing and in conversation;
6. read more advanced texts on a variety of topics and understand the main ideas with and without a dictionary.
Personal and Key Skills7. Develop time management skills and ability to conduct independent study;
8. Work in pairs and groups in conversation
9. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.