Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1025: Kurdish 1 (Sorani)

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Aims

This module covers the essential areas of elementary Sorani. It aims to develop all language-related skills, including reading, listening, speaking and grammar using a variety of written and audio material and video-clips. By the end of the module, you will have achieved basic spoken proficiency in the Sorani language and have mastered the key points of Sorani grammar, syntax and vocabulary.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Acquire the skills to read simple texts on familiar topics and understand the main ideas with and without a dictionary.
2. Use simple sentence structures, to ask questions and give information about oneself and one's environment and carry out basic conversation on a variety of topics.
3. Translate simple pieces of discourse to and from Sorani
4. Listen to and understand simple audio clips in Sorani
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Identify, describe and manipulate a range of linguistic forms and structures in writing.
6. Apply elementary grammar rules in writing and in conversation.
Personal and Key Skills7. Demonstrate time management skills and ability to engage in independent study with guidance.
8. Work in pairs and groups in conversation and on text-based work
9. Demonstrate confidence in the use of a foreign language.