Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2139: Intermediate Arabic Language II

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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
Writing, reading and translation assignments One writing and one translation or reading assignment per week. Also each student will present a 2-3 minute class presentation on a given topic.1,2, 3, 4Written and verbal feedback

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
Continuous assessment30One assessed homework assignment on writing or translation per week. One 20 minute oral presentation. An average mark will be taken of all the marks both of assessed homework assignments and in-class presentation 1-6Written and verbal feedback
Oral examination1010 minutes4 speakingWritten and verbal feedback
Listening examination1030 minutes4 ListeningWritten and verbal feedback
Written examination503 hours1,2,3,6Written 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
Oral examinationOral examination4 speakingAugust/September assessment period
Listening examinationListening examination4 ListeningAugust/September assessment period
Written examinationWritten examination1,2,3,August/September assessment period

Re-assessment notes

Referral/ deferral:  Written examination 1 x 3 hour written paper (80%); Listening examination (10%); and Oral examination (10%).