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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3160: Intermediate Arabic Language I

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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:

  • More complex Arabic grammar tools and concepts.
  • Introduction to vocabulary enabling students to us Arabic in abstract and diverse subject areas.
  • Building learning independence as an Arabic scholar, with increasing ability to analyse morphology and syntax, and to use grammatical knowledge and dictionary skills to understand more complex texts.

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

...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 80Lectures using an interactive learning approach: Pair work, group work; emphasis on active and passive development of reading, writing and translation skills.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity30Group and pair work with emphasis on conversation and writing skills
Guided Independent study190Directed learning and private study outside the classroom, includes homework assignments and preparation for classes.

Online Resources

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