module specification

OAL077 - Arabic Stage 4A (2017/18)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2017/18
Module title Arabic Stage 4A
Module level Level 4/5/6 (99)
Credit rating for module 15
School Guildhall School of Business and Law
Total study hours 150
45 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
105 hours Guided independent study
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
In-Course Test 30%   In class test
Coursework 30%   Course work
Oral Examination 40%   Oral test
Running in 2017/18
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Autumn semester North Monday Morning

Module summary

In this module students will develop proficiency/ near native level Arabic language skills and work towards becoming autonomous users of the target language. (CEFR Level B2/C1)  Students will learn how to use Arabic in a wide range of contexts, with appropriate register. The course further extends the accurate use of grammatical structures and vocabulary. It also focuses on intercultural communication skills and cultural aspects of Arabic speaking countries.
The course is structured around class time, autonomous learning and guided WebLearn materials.

Prior learning requirements

Completion of OAL076 OR B2 competence in Arabic

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

•  To increase students’ linguistic competence in Arabic in all skills towards a  proficiency/near native speaker level (level  B2/C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference);
• To further develop appropriate language learning strategies to encourage effective autonomous learning
• To focus on the cultures of Arabic speaking countries
• To enhance student employability and transferable skills


Development of a range of listening skills
• Production of a range of texts in different registers
• Development of accurate and coherent oral skills
• Extension of range of lexis
• Revision and extension of accurate use of grammar structures
• Development of oral fluency

Learning and teaching

Learning and teaching strategies will be delivered through a blended learning approach. Learners will actively participate in individual and group activities in class and autonomously, using online resources and tools available on Weblearn, as well as paper based materials. They will receive teacher and peer feedback to enable them to reflect on their learning.

Learning outcomes

The learning outcomes of this module are calibrated to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  By the end of the module students should be able to:

write with clarity and precision,  with appropriate register on a variety of topics
write with only minor errors in a variety of different contexts and genres

give a fluent presentation on a researched topic with a wide range of lexis and accurate use of grammar
use a wide range of cohesive devices to speak clearly and coherently

Assessment strategy

Learning outcomes 1 and 2 will be assessed by coursework and an oral test.


Abboud,  P. F. & McCarus, E. N. 1983 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic Part 2 (Cambridge, CUP)


• Wehr, Hans, Arabic-English dictionary (Urbana, Illinois: Spoken Languages Services, 1994)
• Ba'albaki, M. 2003 Mawrid. A Modern English-Arabic Dictionary (Beirut, Dar El-Ilm Lil-Malayen)

Web Sites

•  (News in Arabic)
                    (Culture, society, etc. of Arab countries)