Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2148: Arabic for Beginners II

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics: 

  • Arabic grammar and syntax, 
  • Introduction to some spoken dialects of Arabic, 
  • Reading and comprehension of Arabic texts,
  • Arabic writing and composition skills.

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 activity66Lectures (3 hrs/wk, scheduled). Emphasis on active and passive learning, listening and reading skills, as well as developing confidence to speak Arabic.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity44Group and pair work (2hrs/week, scheduled) with emphasis on conversation and writing skills.
Guided Independent study22Language laboratory work with the help of DVDs provided
Guided Independent study22Preparation for assessed in-class tests contribute towards continuous assessment mark. An average mark will be taken of all the marks of assessed in-class tests.
Guided Independent study146Private study, including reviewing new grammar rules learned in class; learning vocabulary; practising grammar and vocabulary through drill exercises; preparatory reading and vocabulary acquisition; reading for comprehension and language development; listening to and watching audio-visual materials; writing short compositions; web-based activities; revising for examinations.

Online Resources

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