Postgraduate Course: Advanced Arabic D (IMES11039)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Advanced Arabic D (AAD) is the fourth phase of the Intensive Arabic programme of the MSc in Arab World Studies. Students will have just returned from four months of Arabic tuition in the Arab world (Intensive Arabic C) where they have been studying both MSA and an element of ECA or Levantine Arabic. Advanced Arabic D will be a ten-week course of six hours per week of group classes plus two hours of e-Learning. The target level is upper-intermediate (B2 in the Common European Framework - CEF).
The aim of Advanced Arabic D is to consolidate what students have already covered during Intensive Arabic A, B and C as well as to widen vocabulary and to improve grammatical accuracy in terms of reading and writing. The course will aim at enabling students to read texts more quickly and with increased confidence. Additionally students will be given the opportunity to develop further both their speaking and listening skills. The focus will be both on Modern Standard Arabic and Educated Spoken Arabic.
Advanced Arabic D will mirror the structure of Intensive Arabic B by being theme topic/theme-based.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Two progress tests(20%), E-Learning (10%), Coursework (20%), Final exam which includes centralized 2-hr written exam and in-house oral exam (50%).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Advanced Arabic D||2:00|
| A richer Arabic vocabulary and improving grammatical accuracy in terms of reading and writing. The course will aim to enable students to read with greater speed and increased confidence. Additionally, further develop both their speaking and listening skills. The focus will be on Modern Standard Arabic.
|Brustad, Kristen E.; Al-Batal, Mahmoud; Al-Tonsi, Abbas. al-Kitaab fii Ta¿allum al-¿Arabiyya: Part 2 (Georgetown University Press, 2004). ISBN 158901104X. |
Dickens, James; Watson, Janet. Standard Arabic: An Advanced Course (Cambridge University Press, 2000). ISBN 0521635314.
Students studying AAD should make sure they have a selection of grammar reference books. It is extremely useful to read a variety of explanations of grammatical constructions.
Haywood J.A.; Nahmad, H. M. A New Arabic Grammar of the Written Language. (Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd, 1965 + reprints). ISBN 085331585X.
Al-Warraki, Nariman; Hassanein, Ahmad Taher. The Connectors in Modern Standard Arabic (American University Cairo, 1995). ISBN 9774243544.
Lahlali, Mustafa; Advanced Media Arabic. (Edinburgh University Press, 2008).
Students may also find it helpful to purchase an978-0748632732 Arabic-English dictionary. The best choice for undergraduates is:
Hans Wehr. A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic (Spoken Language Services Inc., US, 1994). ISBN 0879500034.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mrs Farah Aboubakr
|Course secretary||Mrs Alisa Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4465