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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1033: Elementary Arabic Language

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.


NQF Level 4
Credits 60 ECTS Value 30
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor John Cooper ()





Available via distance learning


Arabic is spoken by millions of people across the world. It is the language of the Quran, so many Muslims who are not Arabic speakers learn Arabic in order to understand the Quran. Learning Arabic is necessary for you to understand the culture, civilisation and history of the Arab World. It opens the doors for you to appreciate and enjoy the great wealth of literary works written in Arabic.  

This is a core module for MArabic and Combined Honours students. This module introduces you to the basics of Modern Written Arabic morphology and syntax as well as the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in Modern Standard Arabic and prepares you for the Year Abroad and/or more advanced Arabic language studies. No prior knowledge of Arabic is required for this module.

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