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AIB309 - Advanced Arabic Language Skills

Unit details

Year2017 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:

0.125

Unit chair:

Hakeem Kasem

Prerequisite:

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

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

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.

Assessment

Essay, 50%, 2000 words

Research and Writing Exercises, 15% each, 600 words x 2  

Presentation 20%

Unit Fee Information

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