Arabic Pre-Intermediate - WOLA5490

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Canterbury
Autumn Term 5 15 (7.5) Maggie Awadalla checkmark-circle

Overview

Language modules focus on developing students' communicative competence in four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) to equip students with a working knowledge of the target language and a sound level of communicative competence and confidence. By the end of the module, students will be able to demonstrate the ability to take a more active role in and greater ability to sustain communication. Students will be able to express how they feel and opinions in simple terms and initiate and sustain close simple, routine exchanges without undue effort.

Topics at a pre-intermediate level (comparable to an upper A2 level on the CEFR) will include everyday communication skills such as asking and giving directions, talking about family life.

The cultural aspects of the above topic areas will be taught through seminars and the means of Arabic language course books, video, audio materials.

Details

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 500 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 and type in Arabic;
8 demonstrate a familiarity with Arabic vocabulary equivalent to upper pre-intermediate;
3 demonstrate a good understanding of the main points of standard materials on familiar matters in the target language regularly encountered in everyday life.
4 express opinions and exchange information in the target language on topics such as friendships, hobbies and travel, etc simple terms and initiate and sustain close simple, routine exchanges without undue effort.
5 demonstrate knowledge and a critical understanding of the life and multiple cultures of the target language countries.

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

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

Progression

Students who complete this module successfully can progress onto WOLA5500 Arabic Lower Intermediate.

Notes

  1. Credit level 5. Intermediate level module usually taken in Stage 2 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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