Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1033A: Elementary Arabic Language I

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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:

Introduction to Arabic letters and sounds.

Introduction to Arabic grammar and syntax.

Introduction to some spoken dialects of 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 Activity88Lectures: These focus on explaining grammar topics, reading, writing and media. (8 hours per week over 11 weeks
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity44Language Workshops and Seminars: These are conducted in small groups and include Pair work, Group work, Language games and 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 – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/