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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3103: Advanced Arabic Language

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

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: You will be using the translation skills you acquired in 3rd year to translate advanced texts from Arabic into English and vice versa. .

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

Literature: You will be exposed to different types of classical and modern Arabic writings to deepen your knowledge of Arab culture.

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
1761240

...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 4422 x 2 hours translation
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 4422 x 2 hours reading, writing and grammar
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2211 x 2 hours literature
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 4422 x 2 hours speaking using language lab
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2211 x 2 hours listening using language lab
Guided Independent study124Weekly homework assignments over two terms: Translation: 22 h Reading &writing: 22h Literature: 22h Speaking: 22h Media listening: 36h

Online Resources

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

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/