Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3190: Intermediate Arabic Language

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:

  • 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:  You will become familiar with a range of text types by translating them from Arabic into English and from English into Arabic.
  • Grammar: You will develop your knowledge of grammar and syntax.
  • Listening and Speaking: This includes listening to media Arabic, broadcasts, news, interviews, 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 Activity4422 x 2 hours translation
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity4422 x 2 hours reading, writing and grammar
Scheduled learning and teaching activity2211 x 2 hours literature
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity4422 x 2 hours speaking
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity2211 x 2 hours listening
Guided Independent Study124Homework assignments over two terms: Translation: 22 h Reading &writing: 22h Literature: 22h Speaking: 22h Media listening: 36h

Online Resources

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

 ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/