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AIB205 - Second Year Arabic In-Country

Offering information:

Offered in alternating years 2016, 2018.

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 3 In-Country Language Program

Credit point(s):2
Unit chair:H Kasem
Prerequisite:AIB152
Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Note:

Students must contact the Unit Chair, or Arts and Education Student Services prior to enrolling in this unit.
Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit aims at extending and deepening students’ Arabic language skills and improving their understanding of the Middle Eastern culture by studying and using Arabic in the target language environment. As in AIB152 Arabic 1B, emphasis will be given to the development of practical language skills for aural comprehension and expression. The basic communicative functions, syntactic patterns and vocabulary acquired will be considerably broadened and consolidated. The vocabulary range of students will be expanded by exposing them to a variety of reading material from prescribed textbooks and from the current press.

By living with a host family and interacting with the community around them, students will develop confidence and competence using the language in the setting where it is spoken. In addition, students will be able to gain insight into the Arabic culture in general and the culture of the host country in particular. Within the classroom, communicative methodologies will be emphasised though activities including role-plays, games and exercises. Contextually-based exercises will be set and students will be required to complete specific communicative tasks appropriate to their level.


Assessment

Class participation 10%, Assignments 20%, Mid trimester written test 20%, End of trimester oral test 20%, End of trimester written test 30%

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