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|Unit chair:||H Kasem|
*Off-campus study is only available to students at South Australian Universities (other than UniSA) who can attend the tutorials at the University of South Australia in Adelaide. Unit Chair approval is required to enrol in off campus mode.
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 audiovisual 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.
Weekly written assignments 20%, class participation 10%, mid-trimester oral test 10%, two written tests 20% each, end-of-trimester oral test 20%.
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