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AIB352 - Arabic 3B


2020 unit information

Important Update:

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

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value:0.250
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Zouhir Gabsi
Cohort rule:






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Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 300-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1.5-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

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.

GLO2 Communication

GLO6 Self-management


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

GLO2: Communication

GLO6: Self-management


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


Understand and appreciate cultural practices occurring across society


Incorporate the knowledge and understanding of the Arabic culture language use

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Trimester 2:

Campus and Cloud:

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Online and Written Exercises 2500 - 3000 words or equivalent 30% Information not yet available
Assessment 2 (groups of 2-3 students) - Class Participation and Presentation 15 minutes 10% Information not yet available
Assessment 3 (Individual) - Writing exercise 1500 words 20% Information not yet available
Assessment 4 (Individual) - Final Oral Test 15 minutes 20% Information not yet available
Assessment 5 (Individual) - Final Online Test 90 minutes 20% Information not yet available


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.

Learning Resource

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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