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AIB309 - Advanced Arabic Language Skills

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

Hakeem Kasem

Prerequisite:

AIB306 or AIB352 or equivalent

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

This unit is designed for students who have already reached a high level of proficiency in Arabic. It aims at enhancing the students’ ability to comprehend and express ideas in Modern Standard Arabic, both orally and in writing.  The focus of the unit is on language skills useful for research and a range of professional careers.  .

Written sources will include recorded Modern Standard Arabic discourse material. These will offer a wide range of subjects, register and style. Formal and informal speech, idiomatic expressions, proverbs and figurative language will be a focus. Selection of current affairs material from a variety of sources will be examined in order to acquaint students with a wide range of lexical and idiomatic variants.

By the end of this unit, students should have mastered quite complex structures in Arabic and should be able to perform both orally and in writing at an advanced level.

Assessment

Essay, 50%, 2000 words

Research and Writing Exercises, 15% each, 600 words x 2  

Presentation 20%

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