Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1015: Arabic for Beginners

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

By the end of the module, you are expected to achieve basic proficiency in the language. You will first be introduced to the Arabic script, followed by the basics of Arabic grammar and syntax. Using a mixture of narrative-based and authentic content, both written texts and audio-visual material, you will be able to work on all language-related skills, including reading, listening, speaking, writing and cultural knowledge. You will be encouraged to practice learned material outside of class by means of the DVD provided.

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. read simple texts on familiar topics and understand the main ideas with and without a dictionary
2. use simple sentence structures, to ask questions and give information about oneself and one's environment and carry out basic conversation on a variety of topics
3. translate simple pieces of discourse to and from Arabic
4. listen to and understand simple audio clips in Modern Standard Arabic
Discipline-Specific Skills5. use a range of simple sentence structures and to be able to apply basic grammar rules in writing and in conversation
Personal and Key Skills6. develop time management skills and ability to conduct independent study
7. work in pairs and groups in conversation and on text-based work
8. use CALL techniques and the language laboratory