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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
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAdvanced 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 80, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 0.8, Summative Assessment Hours 2.4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 111 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Two progress tests(20%), E-Learning (10%), Coursework (20%), Final exam which includes centralized 3-hr written exam and in-house oral exam and Listening Exam (50%).
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, 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.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserMr Jonathan Featherstone
Tel: (0131 6)51 1531
Course secretaryMrs Alisa Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4465
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