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AIB309 - Advanced Arabic Language Skills

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Enrolment modes:

(B, X*)

Credit point(s):1

Trimester 1

EFTSL value:


Unit chair:H Kasem

AIB352 or AIB306 or equivalent


*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.

Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


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.


  1. Weekly written assignments 20% 1500 words
  2. Class participation & presentation 15%
  3. Oral presentations Seminar 15%
  4. Written presentation 20%
  5. Examination 30%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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