Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1033A: Elementary Arabic Language I

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 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 Activity88Lectures focusing on explaining grammar topics, reading, writing and media. (8 hours per week over 11 weeks)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity44Language workshops and seminars: These include pair work, group work, language games or Language Lab work. (4 hours per week over 11 weeks)
Guided independent study40Homework assignments and preparation for class.
Guided independent study40Learning grammar
Guided independent study25Learning vocabulary.
Guided Independent Study40Listening and speaking practice.
Guided Independent study23Preparation for examinations.

Online Resources

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

ELE – https://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=9665