Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1033B: Elementary Arabic Language II

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Aims

This module is for students who have successfully completed ARA1033A. It aims to enhance your reading, writing and communication skills in Arabic. The module aims to develop all language-related skills, including reading, listening, speaking, writing—plus cultural knowledge—by means of written texts and audio-visual clips.  By the end of the module, you are expected to be ready to embark on intermediate-level study of the language.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Extract a broad sense and some specified detail of written texts at CEFRL level A2.
2. Extract a sense and some specified detail of aural communications at CEFRL level A2.
3. Write short and simple texts on selected topics at CEFRL level A2.
4. Verbally elicit, understand and communicate basic factual information and simple selected topics relevant to everyday situations in Arabic, displaying reasonable levels of accuracy, at CEFRL level A2.
5. Achieve straightforward translations out of Arabic.
6. Demonstrate a sound grasp of the basic grammatical structures of Arabic and utilise it to understand and produce texts in it.
Discipline-Specific Skills7. Consolidate your own learning by using available learning aids, in a variety of media, and organise this process with guidance from course tutors.
8. Understand the principles of intensively learning a new language and organise learning time with guidance from course tutors.
9. Use a reference grammar book and a bilingual dictionary to check the structural and lexical accuracy of your writing and expression in Arabic.
Personal and Key Skills10. Working in groups at solving basic linguistic tasks.
11. Develop time management strategies through developing skills of self-study.
12. Exercise autonomy and judgement by developing independent learning skills.
13. Develop strategies for coping with unpractised linguistic, social and cultural situations.
14. Further develop a basic appreciation of the cultures of people who speak Arabic.