Arabic Beginner 2 (MLT110)
Based on 36 hours of small group interactive seminars and tutorials, the unit also comprises 64 hours of monitored private study.
- University credits: 10
- University levels: 1-4
- Pre-requisite: MLT109A/B, GCSE grade E (2), CEF A1-
- Co-requisite: N/A.
- Availability: Students, members of staff, members of the public
- Teaching period: Spring semester (See timetables and course dates)
- Contact times: 3 hours per week over 12 weeks, starting in Week 1 of the semester, and including a two-hour class and a one-hour lab session.
- Group size: Maximum of 23 students per class-group and 10-15 per lab-group.
- Language Co-ordinator: Anna Ferrarese
- Module Leader: Dr Samia Amaniana
- Pathway: MLT209
Assuming successful completion of the Beginner 1 unit or equivalent, this unit aims to consolidate a general foundation in the language and culture in order to cope with a range of predictable, everyday communicative situations encountered when interacting at a basic level, orally and in writing, with sympathetic native speakers during, for instance, a brief visit abroad.
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
- perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
- understand and make themselves understood orally by a sympathetic native speaker in simple, routine, predictable situations, requesting or providing factual information, and coping with unfamiliar language or unexpected responses by asking for repetition or clarification
- read aloud and extract key information from short, simple texts and written documents (messages, notices, instructions, brochures, etc.)
- talk about holidays (e.g. places they visited, food they ate) in the past and the weather
- write simple notes, messages and short personal letters or emails (e.g. write a postcard to a friend, fill in a simple form)
- demonstrate a basic insight into the most common aspects of the culture and everyday life in the target country so as to react appropriately in simple situations
- demonstrate a practical understanding of essential grammar terminology and a basic ability to study the language by themselves, using essential tools such as the Word Wide Web or a dictionary and developing techniques for the acquisition and retention of new language
- demonstrate awareness in a number of transferable skills such as IT skills, presenting information, handling simple unexpected communicative situations, taking intercultural differences and language barriers into account, learning independently, etc.
- Mastering Arabic 1, Wightwick & Gaafar (Palgrave: 2014), ISBN: 9781137380449.
This module can be validated as part of the following schemes:
- Undergraduate degree
- MLTC Certificate of Attendance or Completion
- Higher Education Achievement Record
- Doctoral Development Programme & Research Training Programme
- Written Examination (in the examination period): 50%
- Coursework: 10%
- Speaking Examination: 40%
Feedback: In addition to on-going individual and collective feedback during class-activities, learners will receive individual written feedback on the three pieces of assessment above.
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Information last updated: 15 May 2022