Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1015: Arabic for Beginners

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, the syllabus will cover 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 66Lectures. Emphasis on active and passive learning, listening and reading skills, as well as developing confidence to speak Arabic
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 44Group and pair work with emphasis on conversation and writing skills
Guided Independent study 22Using digital materials and/or the language laboratory
Guided Independent study22Assessed tests contributing towards continuous assessment mark. An average mark will be taken of all the marks of the assessed tests.
Guided Independent study 146Private study

Online Resources

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