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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1033A: Elementary Arabic Language I

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to introduce you to the basics of modern written Arabic starting with the alphabet and progressing to simple sentence structures.   You will study elementary Arabic grammar and learn how to read and write Arabic. You will also learn how to speak Arabic with elementary fluency and understand what you hear through “listening” activities.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. read elementary texts on familiar topics and understand the main ideas with and without a dictionary, to read texts for basic understanding and finding specific information.
2. speak about yourself and your environment and carry out conversations on a variety of topics.
3. listen to simple Arabic texts and demonstrate an understanding of what you hear.
4. write simple sentences in Arabic using correct grammar and to translate simple sentences from English to Arabic and from Arabic to English
Discipline-Specific Skills5. identify and use basic linguistic structures in writing and in conversation;
6. Use available learning aids in a variety of media, such as a reference grammar and bilingual dictionary, to consolidate learning;
Personal and Key Skills7. develop time management skills and demonstrate the capability to conduct independent study;
8. work in pairs and groups in conversation and on text-based work;
9. confidently use a foreign language;
10. use audio-visual material, online resources and the language laboratory.
11. work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.