Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA2173: Living and Communicating in the Arab World
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 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|
|Daily homework assignments and preparation for classes. These include grammar drills, short pieces of writing and translation.||Throughout taught period of the module in term 3||1-10||Written and oral feedback in the classroom and outside.|
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|
|Planning and Risk Assessment Report||10||1500 words||7,8,10||Written and verbal feedback|
|Class Presentation||25||15 minutes||7,8,10||Written and verbal feedback|
|Oral test||35||10 minutes||1,2,4,5,9,10||Verbal feedback|
|Listening test||30||30 minutes||1,2,3,4,5,9||Written and 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|
|Planning and Risk Assessment Report||Essay (1,500 words)||7,8,10||August assessment period|
|Class Presentation||Presentation to two members of staff (15 minutes)||7,8,10||August assessment period|
|Oral test||Oral test(10 minutes)||1,2,4,5,9,10||August assessment period|
|Listening test||Listening test (up to 30 minutes)||1,2,3,4,5,9||August assessment period|