AIB151 - Practical Arabic: An Introduction to the Language and Its Sounds


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2-hour online seminar per week


It is not expected that students have prior knowledge of the language


This unit is designed to provide a practical and basic introduction to modern standard Arabic for students who have no acquaintance with the language so that they have the confidence to communicate effectively at the threshold levels, involving listening and speaking in the first instance, followed by the ability to read and write. The language teaching is extensive, based on audio-visual methods, in order to give students a sound training in both spoken and written Arabic. An overview is provided of the Arabic language, its historical changes and development, and the place of Arabic in the Semitic languages group and in Islam.

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