Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2148: Arabic for Beginners II

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

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Listening/ writing homework10 assignments; 30 minutes per assignment 1,3Verbal and/or written

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Examination503 hours1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9Written feedback
Listening examination1030 minutes1, 3, 4, 7, 9Written and/or oral feedback
Oral examination107 minutes1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9Oral feedback
Continuous assessment30One test in the fifth week of each term, and one in the tenth week1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9Written and/or oral feedback


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
ExaminationExamination (3 hours)1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9August/September reassessment period
Listening Examination Listening examination (30 minutes)1, 3, 4, 7, 9August/September reassessment period
Oral Examination Oral examination (7 minutes)1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9August/September reassessment period
Continuous assessmentWritten assignment (300 words in Arabic, 2 hrs)3, 4, 5, 7August/September reassessment period

Re-assessment notes

The examination replacing the continuous assessment will focus on essay composition in Arabic and on translation of extended texts in Arabic and English.