Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA3103: Advanced Arabic Language
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|
|Writing, reading, translation, oral presentations, literature||Weekly assignments on one or more of the components.||1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7||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||-1 written in class test per term (80%) 2 hours - 1Listening test per term (10%) 30 minutes - 1 Speaking test per term: oral presentations (10%) 15 minutes||1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7||Written and verbal feedback|
|Oral examination||10||20 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, 8||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 (3 hours)||1, 2, 3, 8||August/September reassessment period|
|Oral examination||Oral (20 minutes)||4, 8||August/September reassessment period.|
|Listening examination||Listening examination (30 minutes)||4, 8||August/September reassessment period.|
|Continuous assessment||Written examination (2 hours)||1, 2, 3, 5||August/September reassessment period.|
Referral/ deferral: Written examination 1 x 3 hour written paper (50%); Listening examination (10%); and Oral examination (10%); Written examination (30%) if student fails the continuous assessment.