Arabic Beginners - WOLA3070

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2023 to 2024
Autumn Term 4 15 (7.5) Maggie Awadalla checkmark-circle


The curriculum content is intended to give students some familiarity, at a level comparable to A1 level on CEFR, with everyday life, activities and the culture in Arabic speaking countries. Topics for listening, speaking, reading and writing will focus on an introductory level of communication skills used in everyday life including greetings and introductions, talking about oneself and getting to know each other. Basic skills useful to people visiting the areas, where the target language is spoken, including going out and buying objects will be taught. An introductory level of Arabic culture will be covered such as social interaction and geography including major cities.

The cultural aspects of the above topic areas will be taught in seminars, by means of Arabic language course books, audio materials and online resources and through sharing experiences of a tutor and students.

Students will have access to these materials and additional resources on Moodle. A range of resources is also available at the library.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 30
Total Private Study Hours: 120
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
Assignment, Language Skills – 80%
In Course Test, Speaking – 20%

Reassessment methods
100% Coursework (Equivalent to 100 words)

Indicative reading

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See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Read and write Arabic;
2 Demonstrate a familiarity with Arabic vocabulary equivalent to a Beginners level;
3 Demonstrate a basic understanding of the main points of standard materials in the target language related to basic and familiar topics in everyday life;
4 Express opinions and exchange basic information in the target language on very familiar topics;
5 Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the life and multiple cultures of the target language countries within the context of that area of study.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Communicate ideas independently;
2 Demonstrate basic intercultural awareness and understanding.


Students who complete this module successfully can progress onto LA308 (WOLA3080) Arabic Elementary.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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