Undergraduate Course: Introductory Arabic language 2 (IMES07003)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course is suitable for students who have successfully completed Introductory Arabic Language (IMES07001) or Arabic 1a (IMES08026) courses at Edinburgh, or an equivalent level course elsewhere and have a good grasp of reading and writing the Arabic script, a fair command of basic grammar and syntax, including at least the past and the present tense of Form I verbs, and are able to conduct a simple conversation in Modern Standard Arabic.
All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.
The course is designed to expand upon students' existing knowledge of Arabic grammar and syntax and will aim to cover, but is not limited to, the following topics: broken plurals, comparatives/superlatives, the dual, irregular verbs, verb forms, and use of different tenses, including the future.
Progression through the grammar points will be done in conjunction with improving the students' reading skills and expanding their vocabulary by covering the topical units of the course book Mastering Arabic 1 (second half) and some selected topics from other sources.
Students will be introduced to basic composition in Arabic (short essay).
Students' oral skills will be developed in class exercises and presentations.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed (
Introductory Arabic Language (IMES07001) OR
Arabic 1a (IMES08026))
||Other requirements|| The course is suitable for students who have successfully completed Introductory Arabic Language (IMES07001) or Arabic 1a (IMES08026) courses at Edinburgh, or an equivalent level course elsewhere and have a good grasp of reading and writing the Arabic script, a fair command of basic grammar and syntax, including at least the past and the present tense of Form I verbs, and are able to conduct a simple conversation in Modern Standard Arabic.
|Additional Costs|| Course books (compulsory), dictionary (optional). NB. Students who have completed Introductory Arabic Language will be able to use the same course book
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Entry is at the discretion of the course organiser and subject to a language test.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 11,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework (tba in class) worth 10%
Mid-semester test worth 20%
Degree exam (May diet) worth 70%
All students take all elements of assessment including the examination.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Introductory Arabic Language 2||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Introductory Arabic Language 2||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Building upon skills acquired in Introductory Arabic Language or equivalent course, students will further develop their knowledge of both written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic.
- Expanded knowledge of Arabic grammar, including verb forms, irregular verbs, and use of different tenses.
- Extended vocabulary range.
- Ability to write short compositions in Arabic.
- Ability to conduct conversation on a wider range of everyday topics and to give short presentations in Arabic.
Wightwick, Jane, Gaafar, Mahmoud, Mastering Arabic 1, Second edition,
Palgrave Macmillan, 2007;
Wightwick, Jane, Gaafar, Mahmoud, Mastering Arabic Grammar, Palgrave
Macmillan, 2005 (essential grammar supplement to the above).
Dictionary: Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, edited by
J M. Cowan (any edition).
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||No students on programmes owned by IMES will be admitted to this course.
Introductory Arabic Language 2 is not a sufficient pre-requisite for Arabic 2. Those who have successfully completed Arabic 1a (IMES08026) may join the course, but will no longer be able to carry on with Arabic 2.
This course is open to all students as a credit bearing course, or over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course. Visiting Students may only take this course for credits.
Please note that auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment including centrally arranged exam).
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||See Web Timetable.
Please note that it is not possible to audit this course.
|Course organiser||Dr Ines Asceric-Todd
|Course secretary||Miss Helene Thomsen
Tel: (0131 6)50 6949