Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA3103: Advanced Arabic Language
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.
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 Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||44||22 x 2 hours translation|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||44||22 x 2 hours reading, writing and grammar|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||22||11 x 2 hours literature|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||44||22 x 2 hours speaking using language lab|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||22||11 x 2 hours listening using language lab|
|Guided Independent study||124||Weekly homework assignments over two terms: Translation: 22 h Reading &writing: 22h Literature: 22h Speaking: 22h Media listening: 36h|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/