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AIB309 - Advanced Arabic Language Skills

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

*Unit Chair approval is required to enrol in Cloud (Online) mode

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1 Burwood (Melbourne) Cloud (online)*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


Unit chair:

Hakeem Kasem


AIB352 or AIB306 and Unit Chair approval is required to enrol in Cloud (online) mode.



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


Advanced oral and written practice; advanced study of Arabic morphology and syntax; methods of text analysis; translation tasks using extracts from Arabic newspaper news items and other sources. Argument and debating techniques will be practiced on a broad range of topics and controlled discussions on current and relevant issues to promote further oral and listening skills.

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.



Weekly written assignments 20% 1500 words

Class participation & presentation 15%

Oral presentations Seminar 15%

Written presentation 20%

Examination 30%

Cloud (online):

Essay 2500 words 40%

Two book reviews 800-1000 words each 30%

Oral presentation 30%

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