module specification

OAL004 - Arabic Stage 4 Intensive (2017/18)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2017/18
Module title Arabic Stage 4 Intensive
Module level Level 4/5/6 (99)
Credit rating for module 30
School Guildhall School of Business and Law
Total study hours 300
 
81 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
219 hours Guided independent study
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Coursework 30%   Coursework 1
Coursework 30%   Coursework 2
Oral Examination 40%   Oral test
Running in 2017/18
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Year North Monday Morning

Module summary

In this module students will work towards becoming autonomous users of the target language. (CEFR Level B2/C1)  In the first semester. In the second semester they will work towards becoming autonomous users of the target language. (CEFR Level C2)  Students will learn how to use French 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 French speaking countries.
The course is structured around class time, autonomous learning and guided WebLearn materials. The course is structured around class time, autonomous learning and guided WebLearn materials.

Prior learning requirements

Completion of Stage 3 or CEFR level B1

Module aims

The aims of this module are:
•  To improve students’ linguistic competence in Arabic in all skills towards a  proficiency/native speaker level (level  C1/C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference)
• To further develop appropriate language learning strategies to encourage effective independent learning of Arabic
• To focus on the cultural contexts of Arabic speaking countries
• To enhance student employability and transferable skills

Syllabus

• Development of a range of listening skills and sub-skills in Arabic
• Production of a wide range of texts in different genres and registers
• Further development of accurate and appropriate oral skills
• Further extension of a wide variety of lexis
• Editing and proofreading to extend accurate use of grammatical structures and lexis
• Development of fluency and appreciation of register and genre

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:

1.
• write with clarity and precision, in an appropriate register on a variety of topics in different contexts and with different aims
• Produce writing which shows a command of the language and the development of personal style

2.
• Present an agreed and researched topic for a particular audience and purpose
• Demonstrate fluency and accuracy in the target language with a wide range of vocabulary
• Use a wide range of cohesive devices to produce clear, coherent discourse

Assessment strategy

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

Bibliography

• Barakat, Halim. The Arab World: Society, Culture and State (Berkeley: University of California  Press, 1993)
• Mahfuud Najeb: AL-LES-WA-KELAAB
• Yasir Suleiman. The Arabic Language and National Identity (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University  Press, 2003)
• Arabic for Business Studies, Amel Mili, The Lauder Institute, The University of Pennsylvania, September (2011)
• Morry Sofer (ed.), Arabic Business Dictionary (Rockville, Maryland: Schreiber Publishing, 2006)
• John Mace, Business Arabic: An Essential Vocabulary (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008).
• The Concise Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary (Oxford: OUP, 1984)
• Wehr, Hans, Arabic-English dictionary (Urbana, Illinois: Spoken Languages Services, 1994)