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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Postgraduate Course: Advanced Arabic E (IMES11035)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaIslamic and Middle Eastern Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionAdvanced Arabic E is the final phase of the Arabic portion of the programme, so emphasis will be placed on increasing students┐ confidence in their language skills to enable them to reach an advanced level. This will be achieved by regular and intensive practice of oral presentation delivery, question and answer sessions in Modern Standard Arabic, summarizing reading texts (oral and written)in Arabic, listening to TV interviews from channels such as Al-Jazeera, and summarising main points in Arabic. There will also be vocabulary exercises, dictation, essay writing and frequent translation work. Students in this academic year will also be studying an Arabic novel. The language target level is upper-intermediate to advanced (C1 in the CEF).

The aim of Advanced Arabic E is to consolidate what students have already covered during the first eighteen months of the programme as well as to widen vocabulary and to improve grammatical accuracy in terms of reading, writing and speaking. The course will aim to enable students to read and translate complex texts with relative ease. Additionally students will be given the opportunity to develop further both their speaking and listening skills. The focus will be on Modern Standard Arabic. The course will also focus on the skill of summarizing, both orally and in written form.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this module, the student should have developed his/her vocabulary to the point where he/she is able to cope without undue difficulty with extended texts in Modern Standard Arabic on an increasing range of topics. The student should be able to comprehend the main ideas and most details of connected discourse in Modern Standard Arabic. In addition the student should be able to discuss current affairs in Modern Standard Arabic and to handle most situations of daily life using the appropriate colloquial structures.
Assessment Information
Two progress tests(20%), E-Learning (20%), Coursework (10%), Final exam which includes centralized 2-hr written exam and in-house oral exam (50%).
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsAAE
Contacts
Course organiserMr Mourad Diouri
Tel:
Email: M.Diouri@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Linda Grieve
Tel: (0131 6)50 4114
Email: linda.grieve@ed.ac.uk
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