Arabic Intermediate - WOLA5540

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Autumn Term 6 15 (7.5) Maggie Awadalla checkmark-circle


Language modules focus on developing students' communicative competence in four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) to equip students with a working and flexible knowledge of the target language and a firm level of communicative competence and confidence. By the end of the module students will be equipped to understand and use Arabic with a degree of flexibility and a range to an intermediate language level (comparable overall to an upper B1 level on the CEFR).

The curriculum will focus on real-life communication as a university student studying in the Arab world, by using complex expressions in an appropriate style of speaking. This includes talking about entertainments, giving and receiving compliments and gifts. Students will also read and listen to some simple news articles to understand relatively familiar topics in newspapers. Students will be exposed to topics related to travelling and living in the Arab world.


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 1000 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 hand write and type in Arabic equivalent to an intermediate level;
2 demonstrate a familiarity with Arabic vocabulary equivalent to an intermediate level;
3 demonstrate a strong understanding of the main points of standard authentic materials in the target language on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, university and leisure;
4 express cogent arguments and exchange information, demonstrating a flexible range of vocabulary and structures on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life in the target language.
5 demonstrate systemic understanding and acquisition of detailed and coherent knowledge of the life and multiple cultures of the target language countries within the context of study.

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

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


Students who complete this module successfully can progress onto WOLA5570 Arabic Upper Intermediate.


  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 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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