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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ARAM237: Advanced Arabic I

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:



1)   Reading& Writing: You will tackle different types of texts, editorials, texts on history, current affairs, literature, etc. You will be introduced to different styles of writing. You will further enhance your understanding of how to present a topic, a discussion and a conclusion.


2)   Arabic culture: You will be introduced to different aspects of Arabic culture through texts, audio visual applications and social events at the institute.


3)   Translation: You will become familiar with a range of text types by translating them effectively (and in a timely manner) from Arabic into English and from English into Arabic. You will also use your knowledge and skills to practice interpreting in verbal language.


4)   Listening &Speaking: You will further enhance your listening and speaking capabilities by using the language lab to listen to / watch different videos then discussing topical issues in depth.

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 Activity8811 weeks x 8 hours Lectures and seminars on Arabic reading, writing translation and culture. Interactive class work on written texts consolidating the linguistic skills of reading, writing, and translating
Guided Independent Study88Weekly homework assignments in reading, writing, translation, as well as oral presentations and projects.

Online Resources

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