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AIB151 - Arabic 1A

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:H Kasem




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 90 minute Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


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.


Campus Mode:

Continuous Assessment 30%

Class Participation and Presentation 10%

Final Oral Test 20%

Final Exam 40%


Cloud (online):

Continuous Assessment 30%

Written Task 200 words 20%

Mid-Trimester Oral Test 10%

Final-Trimester Oral Test 20%

Online Exam 20%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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