AIB306 - Third Year Arabic In-Country
Offered in alternating years 2016, 2018.
Trimester 3 In-Country Language Program
|Unit chair:||H Kasem|
AIB252 or AIB205
Students must contact the Unit Chair, or Arts and Education Student Services prior to enrolling in this unit.
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. Students will increase their listening and speaking skills of Modern Standard Arabic, enabling them to participate in discussions on a wide variety of topics with confidence. The unit provides further practice in more advanced forms of oral and written expression. The basic syntactic patterns and vocabulary acquired will be consolidated and will involve the use of more complex linguistic structures.
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.