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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3160: Intermediate Arabic Language I

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

Module Aims

This module aims to continue development of active and passive learning of Modern Standard Arabic through writing and conversation and to consolidate command of Arabic grammar. This module aims to continue development of Modern Standard Arabic beyond beginners level to early intermediate (Level B1 on the Common European Framework of References for Language) by consolidating and expanding grammar knowledge, and developing reading, writing, translation and conversation skills to communicate and comprehend more complex topics, and build fluency. It will enable you to read authentic texts in Arabic such as media and literary texts.

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. Handle written Arabic material of various types
2. write short essays on various topics
3. Translate sentences and short passages from English to Arabic and from Arabic to English.
4. Communicate orally in standard Arabic
5. understand audio clips in Modern Standard Arabic
Discipline-Specific Skills6. Read Arabic texts, to write in Arabic, as well as to translate from and into written Arabic, with and without the use of dictionaries
Personal and Key Skills7. Demonstrate time management skills and ability to conduct independent study; to develop communicative skills in a foreign language
8. work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task