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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM081: Advanced Arabic Language

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to develop your Arabic language proficiency to Master’s level in the following areas: reading, writing, grammar, translation, speaking and listening. You will be exposed to a variety of written materials, for example from business, media, religion and politics, which you will read, analyse and translate under the guidance of your instructors. You will develop your ability to use complex syntactical and grammatical structures in written Arabic through regular practice and an extended essay in Arabic. Furthermore, you will develop your conversational skills through intensive use of Arabic both abroad in term 1 and in the classroom in Exeter in term 2 and you will learn to intelligently present and debate topics in Arabic.

This intensive language study in combination with the work placement is intended to enhance your future employability as you will graduate with excellent knowledge and understanding of Arabic and with practical experience of working in an Arab country.

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. Demonstrate mastery of complex morphological and syntactical features of Arabic grammar;
2. Competently read, scan and listen to complex texts;
3. Accurately translate complex texts from Arabic to English and from English to Arabic;
4. Speak fluently in Arabic about a given topic.
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Effectively employ stylistic features of written and spoken Arabic;
6. Develop a personal profile and curriculum vitae for work in the Middle East that demonstrates skills in Middle East and Islamic Studies.
Personal and Key Skills7. Demonstrate effective use of IT and time management skills;
8. Demonstrate well developed communicative skills in a foreign language including the development of intelligent argument;
9. Perform in a work environment in a manner in keeping with the expectations of the host organisation.