Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2139: Intermediate Arabic Language II

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

- Reading: You will be introduced to different types of texts, editorials, texts on history. Current affairs, literature etc.

- Writing: You will be introduced to different styles of writing. You will learn how to present a topic, a discussion and a conclusion.

- Translation: Here you will become familiar with a range of text types by translating them from Arabic into English and from English into Arabic.

- Listening and Speaking: This includes listening to Media Arabic, broadcasts, news, interview, documentaries etc. and speaking about various topics in colloquial or modern standard Arabic.  

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 132Lectures and seminars on Arabic grammar, reading comprehension and translation. Interactive class work on written texts, consolidating the linguistic skills of reading, writing, and translating.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 44Seminars language workshops and interactive class work for listening and speaking.
Guided Independent study 124Weekly homework assignments in writing, translation, grammar, oral presentations and lab work.

Online Resources

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

 ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/