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AIB151 - Arabic 1A

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Enrolment modes:

(B, G, X)

Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:H Kasem

It is not expected that students have prior knowledge of the language.
Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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%, end-of-trimester oral test 20%, written exam 40%

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* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
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