module specification

OAL076 - Arabic Stage 3B (2020/21)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2020/21
Module title Arabic Stage 3B
Module level Level 4/5/6 (99)
Credit rating for module 15
School Guildhall School of Business and Law
Total study hours 150
24 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
126 hours Guided independent study
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Coursework 60%   Coursework
Practical Examination 40%   Presentation
Running in 2020/21
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Spring semester North Thursday Morning

Module summary

In this module, students will develop advanced Arabic language skills and work towards becoming independent users of the target language (CEFR Level B1/B2). Students will learn how to use Spanish in a wide range of contexts, with appropriate register. The course further extends students’ ability to use grammatical structures and vocabulary accurately. 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. The module is adaptable to the language abilities of students and can be taught to students studying in different years.

Prior learning requirements

Completion of Arabic Stage 3A or a similar course


• Development of listening skills in a variety of contexts and on a wide range of topics LO1
• Development of writing skills on a wide range of topics LO2
• Extension of lexis on a wide range of topics LO1, LO2
• Revision of grammar structures and introduction of new ones
• Development of high level spoken accuracy and fluency, using appropriate register LO1,LO2

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

Learning and teaching strategies will be delivered through a blended learning approach. Learners will actively participate in individual and group activities in class and independently, 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. Speaking
• deliver a clear and fluent presentation using an enhanced range of vocabulary
• express and discuss points of view fluently and spontaneously in a variety of social contexts

2. Writing:
•  be able to use and select different registers and styles appropriately
•  write clear text on a wide range of subjects; explain viewpoints on topical issues, giving advantages and disadvantages

Assessment strategy

The module will be assessed through a piece of course work and a presentation.
• 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.


• Abboud, P. F. and McCarus, E. N. (1983) Elementary Modern Standard Arabic: part 2. Cambridge: CUP.
• Ba'albaki, M. (2003) Mawrid. A Modern English-Arabic Dictionary. Beirut: Dar El-Ilm Lil-Malayen.
• Wehr, H. (1994) Arabic-English dictionary. Illinois: Spoken Languages Services.

• Weblearn and other appropriate online resources

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