Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA3160: Intermediate Arabic Language I
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|
|Grammar or writing homework assignments||One weekly homework assignment which may be grammar or writing.||1, 2, 3||Written and verbal feedback.|
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|
|Examination||60||3 hours||1,2, 3||Written feedback|
|Continuous assessment||30||Assessed in-class tests: one 30 minute test at the end of each unit. Coursework and homework assignments: one every two weeks.||1-6||Written and verbal feedback|
|Oral examination||10||10 minute oral exam||4||Verbal 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|
|Examination||Examination 90%||1,2, 3||August/September assessment period|
|Oral examination||Oral examination 10%||4||August/September assessment period|