Arabic Elementary - WOLA3080

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) Maggie Awadalla checkmark-circle


TThe curriculum content is intended to give students some familiarity, at a level comparable to lower A2 level on CEFR, with everyday life, activities and the Arabic culture. Topics for listening, speaking, reading and writing will focus on an elementary level of communication skills to explain simple factual information on personal and familiar topics such as talking about distance between places, duration of time. Basic skills useful to people visiting the Arab world will be taught including topics related to travelling. An elementally level of the Arabic culture will be covered such as geography including major cities and famous places.

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 250 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 to an elementary level;
2. Demonstrate a familiarity with Arabic vocabulary equivalent to an elementary level:
3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of sentences and frequently used expressions in the target language related to areas of most immediate environment;
4. Express and exchange basic information in the target language in areas of immediate need or on familiar topics in simple terms;
5. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of life and multiple cultures of the target language countries within the context of the 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 WOLA5490 Arabic Pre-Intermediate.


  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.
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