AIB309 - Advanced Arabic Language Skills

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

AIB352 or equivalent

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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 - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 1-hour scheduled online seminar per week

Content

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 language skills useful for research and a range of professional careers.

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.

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