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AIB151 - Arabic 1A

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Hakeem Kasem





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 90 minute Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


It is not expected that students have prior knowledge of the language.


This unit is designed to provide a practical and basic introduction to modern standard Arabic for students who have no acquaintance with the language so that they have the confidence to communicate effectively at the threshold levels, involving listening and speaking in the first instance, followed by the ability to read and write. The language teaching is extensive, based on audio-visual methods, in order to give students a sound training in both spoken and written Arabic. An overview of the Arabic language, its historical changes and development, the place of Arabic in the Semitic languages group and in Islam and the notion of 'diglossia' are explained as general background.



Continuous Assessment 30%

Class Participation and Presentation 10%

Final Oral Test 20%

Final Exam 40%


Cloud (online):

Continuous Assessment 30%

Written Task 200 words 20%

Mid-Trimester Oral Test 10%

Final-Trimester Oral Test 20%

Online Exam 20%

Unit Fee Information

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