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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3103: Advanced Arabic Language

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Reading: You will tackle different types of texts, editorials, texts on history. Current affairs, literature etc.

- Writing: You will be introduced to different styles of writing. You will learn how to present a topic, a discussion and a conclusion.

- Translation: Here you will become familiar with a range of text types by translating them from Arabic into English and from English into Arabic.

- Reading: You will tackle different types of texts, editorials, texts on history. Current affairs, literature etc.

- Writing: You will be introduced to different styles of writing. You will learn how to present a topic, a discussion and a conclusion.

- Translation: Here you will become familiar with a range of text types by translating them from Arabic into English and from English into Arabic.

- Listening and Speaking: Here you will enhance your listening and speaking capabilities by listening to and discussing topical issues. ange of text types by translating them from Arabic into English and from English into Arabic.

- Listening and Speaking: Here you will enhance your listening and speaking capabilities by listening to and discussing topical issues. 

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
176124

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 132Two hours per week on Arabic grammar. Two hours per week on reading comprehension and writing. Two hours per week on translation.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 44Two hours per week of Listening and speaking. These include language workshops as well as interactive class work for listening and speaking in the language lab.
Guided Independent study124Weekly homework assignments: These include preparation of a text for reading or translation, learning vocabulary and doing grammar exercises. They also include preparation of audio texts for oral presentations in class.

Online Resources

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

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/