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
Students will on average spend 300-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 1.5-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week
1 x 1.5-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2-hour online seminar per week
In this unit, students will be introduced to online Arabic newspapers reading. Emphasis will be on writing in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Emphasis continues to be on the acquisition of practical language skills for spoken communication, non-verbal communication and aural comprehension. The basic syntactic patterns and vocabulary acquired in the previous unit will be consolidated.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Scan, synthesise, summarise and present information when responding to a range of sources in Arabic.
Plan and express ideas through the production of original texts in different genres; formal and informal using key grammatical construction
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Communicate orally in an effective manner in this form of Arabic (both MSA, and Colloquial Arabic) using various speech acts
Understand nuance created by stylistic differences when listening to various authentic texts
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
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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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