OAL071 - Arabic Stage 1A (2022/23)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2022/23|
|Module title||Arabic Stage 1A|
|Module level||Level 4/5/6 (99)|
|Credit rating for module||15|
|School||Guildhall School of Business and Law|
|Total study hours||150|
|Running in 2022/23(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)||
In this module, students will start to learn Arabic and will become confident basic users, up to CEFR A1 level. Students will learn to use the language in familiar contexts through practical class activities, focusing on authentic language use. The module introduces students to grammatical structures and vocabulary, as well as focusing on reading, writing, listening, speaking, and communicative and pronunciation skills. Students will also study the cultures of Arabic speaking countries.
This is a 15-credit module taught on a semester basis, with no prior learning required. Two in class tests and an oral presentation assesses the module. The course is structured around class time, independent learning and guided Weblearn materials. The module is adaptable to the language abilities of students and can be taught to students studying in different years.
The aims of this module are:
• To develop students’ linguistic competences in Arabic for all skills to a basic level (level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference);
• To develop appropriate language learning strategies to encourage effective independent learning of the target language;
• To develop an understanding of the cultural contexts in which Arabic is used
• To enhance student employability and transferable skills
The course is structured around class time, independent learning and guided Weblearn materials. Indicative contents will include:
• Development of listening and speaking skills LO1
• Development of writing skills LO2
• Development of vocabulary and lexis LO1,LO2
• Acquisition of simple grammatical structures LO1, LO2
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
This course will follow a blended learning approach. Students will study Arabic during class, extend, and consolidate this with the use of WebLearn and other online and paper based resources. They will develop independent learning skills and language learning strategies. Students will work together and alone, in and out of class and they will receive teacher and peer feedback to enable them to reflect on their learning.
The learning outcomes of this module are calibrated on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
On completing this module, students will be able to:
Interact in a simple way in Arabic, ask and answer and Understand simple personal questions
2. Use of written language:
Understand simple written texts related to familiar topics
Write short utterances and notes on familiar topics and situations
• The module will be assessed through an in-class test and an oral test. The in-class test will assess learning outcomes 1,2 the oral test will assess learning outcome 1.
• Formative assessment supports students in developing for summative assessment.
• Feedback on assessment is timely, constructive and developmental.
Processes for marking assessments and for moderating marks are clearly articulated and consistently operated by those involved in the assessment process.
• Marilyn, L. (1999) How to study foreign Languages. London: Macmillan Study guides.
• Wightwick, J. and Gaafar, M. (2007) Mastering Arabic 1. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
• Weblearn and other appropriate online resources
• http://www.bbc.co.uk/arabic/ (News in Arabic)
• http://www.al-hakawati.net/arabic/Aboutus/Index.asp (Culture, society, etc. of Arab countries)