module specification

OAL074 - Arabic Stage 2B (2017/18)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2017/18
Module title Arabic Stage 2B
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 40%   Progress test (receptive skills and use of language)
In-Course Test 20%   Listening test
Oral Examination 40%   Oral test
Running in 2017/18
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Spring semester North Monday Afternoon
Autumn semester North Monday Afternoon

Module summary

In this module students will learn to develop higher intermediate language skills and become partly independent users of Arabic.  Students will learn how to use Arabic in a range of contexts through practical class activities focusing on authentic language use.  The course covers grammar structures, vocabulary and the four skills.  It also focuses on intercultural communication skills and cultural aspects of Arabic speaking countries. The course is structured around class time, independent learning and guided Weblearn materials.

Prior learning requirements

Completion of OAL073 OR A2 competence

Module aims

The aims of this module are:

•  To increase students’ linguistic competence in Arabic for all skills towards a higher intermediate level (level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference);
• To further develop appropriate language learning strategies to encourage effective independent learning of Arabic;
• To develop a further understanding of the cultural contexts in which the language is used
• To enhance student employability and transferable skills


• further development oral, reading, listening, writing and communicative skills to a higher intermediate level in Arabic
• extension and expansion of accurate use of and understanding of a range of lexis
• further development of fluency
further development and extension of grammatical control and accuracy
• development of cohesion and coherence in speaking and writing

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 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:

• understand and use a range of lexis on a variety of topics
• understand the main points of clear messages, announcements, and conversations
• understand texts in limited and practical contexts
• understand the purpose of written communications

• write personal communications and describe experiences and impressions
• write texts with simple connectors
• communicate in tasks on familiar topics and activities
• handle basic social exchanges
• describe personal circumstances and living conditions
• answer questions and respond to statements, maintaining the flow of conversation

Assessment strategy

The module will be assessed through an in class test, a listening test and an oral test. The in class tests will assess learning outcomes 1 and 2 and the oral test will assess learning outcome 3.


Lewis Marilyn (1999) How to study foreign Languages, London, Macmillan Study guides, ISBN 0333736672
• Weblearn and other appropriate online resources
• Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya with DVDs: A Textbook for Part Two Second Edition (Arabic Edition) Mahmoud Al-Batal and Abbas Al-Tonsi
Web Sites:
•  (News in Arabic)
                    (Culture, society, etc. of Arab countries)