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|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
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Students will be introduced to more complex elements and functions of the language which will enable them to read and engage with authentic texts of moderate complexity ranging from advertisements, personal and formal letters and emails through newspaper articles and informative texts to biographies, which will allow them not only to internalise vocabulary and structures but also to gain a better understanding of the historical, intellectual and spiritual currents informing present-day Arab society and culture. The various audio-visual activities, accessed through the course DVDs, the LMS and the Internet, will further develop students’ listening comprehension and help maintain and augment existing knowledge of vocabulary and structures. Knowledge gained through developing reading and listening skills will be conducive to activating vocabulary and structures, and students will be able to see their progress through the varied writing and speaking activities offering plenty of opportunities for communication.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students should:
- have started reading unvocalised and texts, and have developed the ability to read and interact with a variety of Arabic text types (e.g. advertisements, personal and formal letters, short biographies, newspaper articles, tour itineraries, brochures and informative texts;
- have acquired some important grammatical structures of the Arabic language along with an understanding of their functions, and the ability to use these effectively to construct meaning and to engage in written and oral communication;
- have developed the ability to produce personal and informative texts by writing accounts of personal experiences, reflective journal entries, personal and formal letters, descriptions and biographies of moderate complexity;
- have developed the ability to understand short stretches of discourse on familiar topics and to extract information from oral presentations slower than normal speed;
- have learnt about some modern & historical cultural issues and trends in the Arab World and about the work and achievements of some Arab poets, writers and thinkers.
Eligibility and requirements
Students must have completed ARBC10006 Arabic 2 or equivalent to be eligible to enrol in this subject.
New students will have their appropriate entry point determined by the Arabic Program, based on evidence of prior learning and/or results of a placement test as required. Placement Test information available here.
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Students who have successfully completed ARBC10001 or ARBC20004 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
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Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Continuous homework assessment (8 pieces of written assignments) (throughout the semester) 15%
- Continuous oral assessment (throughout the semester)15%
- Reflective journal entries (8 pieces of 80~100 words each) (throughout the semester)10%
- A 1-hour mid-semester written test (during the middle of semester) 15%
- A 10-minute oral examination (during the examination period) 15%
- A 2-hour written examination (during the examination period) 30%
- Hurdle requirement: Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 80% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject.
- Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class assessment tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Principal coordinator Christina Mayer Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours A total of 48 hours: Two 2-hour language seminars per week. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Semester 1 contact information
Time commitment details
Time commitment totals 170 hours.
Additional delivery details
Students completing a majot or a Diploma must also enrol in ARBC20001 Arabic in Context 1 in this semester.
Brustad, K., Al-Batal, M & Al-Tonsi, A., Alkitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya. A textbook for beginning Arabic. Part 1, Washington DC. : Georgetown University Press. Edition TBA.
- Subject notes
- Related Handbook entries
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Language Placement Test required
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.