Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1015: Arabic for Beginners

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • Arabic letters and sounds.
  • Introduction to Arabic grammar and syntax.
  • Introduction to vocabulary enabling students to talk about themselves, their families, what they do, and their immediate surroundings.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 80Lectures. Emphasis on active and passive learning, listening and reading skills, as well as developing confidence to speak Arabic
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 30Group and pair work with emphasis on conversation and writing skills
Guided Independent study 22Language laboratory work with the help of DVDs provided
Guided Independent study22Assessed in-class tests contribute towards continuous assessment mark. An average mark will be taken of all the marks of assessed in-class tests.
Guided Independent study 146Private study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).