Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA1033: Elementary Arabic Language
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
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.
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 Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||88||Lectures: These focus on explaining grammar topics. (4 hours per week over 22 weeks|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||176||Language Workshops and Seminars: These are conducted in small groups and include Pair work, Group work, Language games and Language Lab work. (8 hours per week over 22 weeks)|
|Guided Independent study||80||Homework assignments and preparation for class.|
|Guided Independent Study||80||Learning grammar.|
|Guided Independent Study||50||Learning vocabulary.|
|Guided Independent Study||80||Listening and speaking practice.|
|Guided Independent Study||46||Preparation for examinations.|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/