Arabic Upper Intermediate - WOLA5570

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Spring 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 knowledge of the target language and a sound level of communicative competence and confidence. By the end of the module, students will be equipped to understand and use Arabic demonstrating a range of simple and complex structures and vocabulary to an upper-intermediate language level (comparable overall to a lower B2 level and language skills to adapt to the situation. By the end of the module, students will be able to communicate with a developed degree of effectiveness, fluency and spontaneity. Students also gains communicative skills in requesting course details from a university, registering on a University course, understanding Arab customs and traditions, gender roles and history. Various styles of writings are given. Discussions take place in the class on the topic areas covered in the module.

The module will include study of the target language culture and the development of insights into the culture and civilisation of the countries where the language is spoken.


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 (Oral): 20%

Reassessment methods
100% Coursework (Equivalent to 1300 words)

Indicative reading

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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 equivalent to an upper-intermediate level;
2 demonstrate a familiarity with Arabic vocabulary equivalent to at upper-intermediate level;
3 demonstrate a strong understanding of the main points of standard authentic materials which include a particular point of view;
4 communicate on a good range of topics with varieties of expressions in the target language, demonstrating a degree of fluency and an ability to sustain communication with ease;
5 demonstrate a deep understanding of the life and multiple cultures of the target language countries on an appropriate level.

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

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


  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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