2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
AIB306 or AIB352 or equivalent
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 7 x 1-hour scheduled online seminars
This unit is designed for students who have already reached a high level of proficiency in Arabic. It aims at enhancing the students’ ability to comprehend and express ideas in Modern Standard Arabic, both orally and in writing. The focus of the unit is on the translation skills from English into Arabic and vice versa.
Written sources will include Modern Standard Arabic discourse material. These will offer a wide range of subjects, register and style. 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.
Topics to be addressed in this unit include:
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
Demonstrate understanding of translation theories and practices
Analyse and understand texts when translating from the source language into the target language
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
There is no prescribed text. Unit materials are provided via the unit site. This includes unit topic readings and references to further information.
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