LA1PA2-IWLP Arabic 2

Module Provider: International Study and Language Institute
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:4
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites: LA1PA8 IWLP Arabic 1
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded: LA1PA3 IWLP Arabic 3
Module version for: 2017/8

Module Convenor: Dr Younis Lahwej

Email: y.a.lahwej@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

This module aims to build on a previously acquired basic knowledge of Arabic. On entry students will already be able to write simple sentences in Arabic and engage in simple conversations on everyday topics. The course will develop the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing.



This module is taught at level 4 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications. Reading University allows students from any year to take this module. Students will identify and use relevant understanding, methods and skills to address problems that are well defined but complex and non- routine. In language learning this means acquiring knowledge of grammar and vocabulary, developing strategies for learning and practising the language in the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, in order to communicate within defined situations while developing tools to enable students to respond to unexpected occurrences. Students will exercise autonomy and judgement by developing independent learning skills. They will gain understanding of different perspectives and cultural differences in approaching a variety of situations.



Support is given and adjustments are made for students with disabilities. However, IWLP language modules are communicative in nature and students are required to work in small groups.  Also, students should be aware that spelling, grammar and sentence structure are assessed. In this respect the IWLP assessment is exempted from the University’s requirement to take specific learning difficulties into account when marking.  For languages where handwriting is assessed, computers are not allowed. For queries, contact iwlp@reading.ac.uk.



 



 


Aims:
This module aims to provide students with:-
- the ability to cope in straightforward, everyday situations in an Arabic-speaking country;
- the development of their knowledge of Arabic-speaking countries and people;
- strategies for coping with unpractised linguistic, social and cultural situations.

Assessable learning outcomes:
At the end of the module students may expect to achieve competence in the use of the most important grammatical structures of the language for their level and a knowledge of the vocabulary which is required to read, write and talk about the everyday topics and situations covered in the module. Students will develop their ability to write short essays on familiar topics, in Arabic script.

Additional outcomes:
Students will be involved in regular group activities and role playing and will gain experience in simple oral presentations and joint activities. They will make progress through developing skills of self-study and application and will develop an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign culture.

Outline content:
Students will learn:-
- to discuss topics of personal interest;
- to express and justify simple opinions orally and in writing;
- to make simple arrangements and transactions in a social and practical context;
- to develop greater fluency and complexity of expression.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
The course provides a systematic approach to acquiring essential grammar structures in a communicative context. Teaching methods are based on interactive language development tasks, such as group work and role playing, and include the study of short texts, oral development work and listening comprehension exercises. Learning activities are supported by various media such as audio, video and, online resources. The module is taught as far as possible in the target language.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 27 30 3
Guided independent study 53 60 27
       
Total hours by term 80.00 90.00 30.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written exam 40
Oral assessment and presentation 30
Class test administered by School 30

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:
In order to consolidate and develop their language learning, students are encouraged to complete regular tasks – in class and outside – on which feedback is provided.

Penalties for late submission:

Length of examination:

2 hour written examination (Summer term).


Requirements for a pass:
40% overall for UG students,
50% overall for PGT students.

Reassessment arrangements:

Re-sit in August/September examinations period on basis of examination only (relative percentages: oral examination 40%, written paper 60%.)



 


Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
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Last updated: 4 September 2017

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