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

Postgraduate Course: Advanced Arabic 3 (IMES11058)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaIslamic and Middle Eastern Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is intended to equip students with the skills required to teach Arabic to non-native speakers using communicative teaching pedagogy. Although it is not a teaching qualification per se, it would provide a good foundation for a student who is interested in teaching Arabic to adults at further or higher education or any other context.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 24/02/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 80, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 312 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
To hone communicative Arabic skills in speaking through a wide range of communicative activities.
To provide students with simulated practical ways to use their Arabic such as interpreting and presenting
To develop further students┐ ability to listen to Arabic interviews and summarise their content.
To fine tune students Arabic so that correct language is used in the correct context.
Assessment Information
Final examination (60%) (to include an Oral & Listening Component)

Two 400-word Arabic essays (10%)

One class presentation and one interpreting scenario and class-participation (10%)

E-Learning Tasks: (20%)
a) Recorded interview with a native Arab speaker about any of the themes discussed during the course (20 mins) (5%).
b) One email (200 words) in Educated Spoken Arabic (5%).
c) Regular assessed blogging activities (10%).
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills a) the ability to deliver clear & concise presentations
b) the ability to communicate in and understand the language of another culture
c) the ability to code switch from different registers of language
d) the ability to learn a language intensively over a short period
e) the ability to write clear, accurate, precise and concise prose.
f) the ability to listen to news broadcasts and summarise the main points both orally and in written form
Reading list All teaching material to be provided by IMES staff
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsAA3
Contacts
Course organiserMrs Farah Aboubakr
Tel:
Email: Farah.Aboubakr@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Linda Grieve
Tel: (0131 6)50 4114
Email: linda.grieve@ed.ac.uk
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