Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1033: Elementary Arabic Language

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 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:

Introduction to Arabic letters and sounds.

Arabic grammar and syntax

Introduction to some spoken dialects of Arabic

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 88Lectures: These focus on explaining grammar topics. (4 hours per week over 22 weeks
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 176Language Workshops and Seminars: These are conducted in small groups and include Pair work, Group work, Language games and Language Lab work. (8 hours per week over 22 weeks)
Guided Independent study 80Homework assignments and preparation for class.
Guided Independent Study80Learning grammar.
Guided Independent Study50Learning vocabulary.
Guided Independent Study80Listening and speaking practice.
Guided Independent Study46Preparation for examinations.

Online Resources

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

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/