Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA3103: Advanced Arabic Language
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
How this Module is Assessed
In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.
A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Writing, reading and translations assignments||Each week, there is one summative assessment task for either writing, grammar, translation or oral presentation. Each week there is also a formative assessment task for each of the aforementioned core language skills. You will be required to prepare a reading passage for discussion in class, translate a text in class or at home, prepare an audio text and a grammar exercise.||1, 2 , 3 , 4||Written and verbal|
A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Continuous assessment||30||One Assessed homework assignment on writing or translation per week. One 20 minute oral presentation. An average mark will be taken of all the marks both of assessed homework assignments and in-class presentation||1, 2, 3 , 4||Written and verbal feedback|
|Oral examination||10||15 minutes||4 and 8||Verbal feedback|
|Listening examination||10||30 minutes||4 and 8||Written and verbal feedback|
|Written examination||50||3 hours||1, 2 , 3||Written feedback|
Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Written examination||Written examination 80% 3 hours||1, 2, 3, 8||August/September assessment period|
|Oral examination||Oral examination 10%||4, 8||August/September assessment period.|
|Listening examination||Listening examination 10%||4,8||August/September assessment period.|
|Continuous assessment||A twenty minute oral examination and a 500 word essay on a given topic||1, 2, 3 , 4||August/September assessment period.|
There is no continuous assessment, oral or listening exams in case of referral or deferral.