Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ARA3160: Intermediate Arabic Language I
This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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|
|Grammar, listening or writing homework assignments||One weekly homework assignment which may be grammar or writing.||1, 2, 3||Written and verbal feedback.|
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|
|Examination||50||3 hours||1,2, 3||Written feedback|
|Continuous assessment||30||One 50-minute in-class test in the fifth week of each term, and one in the tenth week.||1-6||Written and verbal feedback|
|Oral examination||10||10 minute oral exam||4||Verbal feedback|
|Listening Examination||10||30 minute listening exam||5||Verbal/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|
|Examination||Written Examination (3 hours)||1,2, 3, 8||August/September reassessment period|
|Oral examination||Oral examination (10 minutes)||4||August/September reassessment period|
|Listening Examination||Listening Examination (30 minutes)||5||August/September reassessment period|
|Continuous Assessment||Written assignment under exam conditions (300 words in Arabic, 2 hrs)||1-7||August/September reassessment period|
The examination replacing the continuous assessment will focus on essay composition in Arabic and on translation of extended texts in Arabic and English.