MLT209 Arabic Post-Beginner 1
Based on 33 hours of small group interactive seminars and tutorials partly delivered in Arabic, the unit also comprises 67 hours of monitored private study.
- University credits: 10
- University levels: 1-4
- Pre-requisite: MLT110, GCSE grade D/E (2/3), CEF A1
- Co-requisite: N/A.
- Availability: Students, members of staff, members of the public
- Teaching period: Autumn semester (See timetables & course dates)
- Contact times: 3 hours per week over 11 weeks, starting in Week 2 of the semester, and including a two-hour class and a one-hour lab session. Contact time may be reduced to 2 hours per week if fewer than 8 students are enrolled on the course.
- 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: MLT210
Assuming an elementary knowledge of the language (including present and past tenses), this unit aims to provide the linguistic and cultural skills required to cope with an extended range of mostly predictable, everyday communicative situations encountered when interacting orally and in writing with native speakers during, for instance, a short 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 phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to areas of most immediate personal relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local area, employment), and catch the main point in short, clear, simple messages and announcements
- read and extract key information from simple texts and written documents (messages, notices, brochures, etc.) which include present and future tenses
- interact in a simple way with a sympathetic native speaker in routine, predictable situations, requesting or providing fairly detailed factual information, and coping with unfamiliar language or unexpected responses by asking for repetition or clarification
- write simple notes, messages and short personal letters or emails providing or requesting essential information
- demonstrate an insight into basic aspects of the culture and everyday life in areas where the language is spoken so as to respond appropriately when interacting with native speakers 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 unexpected communicative situations, taking intercultural differences and language barriers into account, learning independently, etc.
- Mastering Arabic 2, Wightwick & Gaafar (Palgrave: 2020), ISBN: 9781352008500
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