Postgraduate Course: Advanced Arabic G (IMES11081)
|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 G is designed for candidates with either an undergraduate degree in Arabic or an equivalent qualification in Modern Standard Arabic. The course will consolidate this knowledge and provide the student with advanced communication skills to enable him or her to function in Arabic at an academic or professional level. Language teaching will be intensive (10 hours per week) and the course will be geared to modern communication. To achieve this students will be taught Intermediate Egyptian Colloquial Arabic, which will be integrated with Media Arabic. This will include a selection of communicative listening, reading and writing activities. There will also be a number of regular e-learning tasks such as micro-blogging. Advanced Arabic G will prepare students to make rapid progress during Advanced Arabic I which will be delivered by the American University in Cairo.
1. Exploratory Week
2. Arabic Language and the Teaching of Arabic
3. Music & Film in the Arab World
4. Sport in the Arab World
5. Religious Minorities in the Arab World
6. Revision/Innovative Week
7. Women in the Arab World
8. The Arab Spring & Society
9. Media in the Arab World
10. Arabic Popular Culture & Literature
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 100,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Advanced Arabic G||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- understand in detail lengthy, complex texts in different domains.
- understand enough to follow extended speech on abstract and complex topics of academic or vocational relevance.
- listen to Arabic interviews and summarise their content.
- enhance his/her aural, oral and reading abilities in Egyptian colloquial Arabic and/or Levantine Arabic as well as ability to read critical essays in Modern Standard Arabic.
- write clear, well-structured texts on complex topics in an appropriate style with good grammatical control.
|All material will be provided by IMES teaching staff.|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||* the ability to deliver clear & concise presentations
* the ability to communicate in and understand the language of another culture
* the ability to code switch from different registers of language
* the ability to learn a language intensively over a short period
|Course organiser||Mrs Farah Aboubakr
|Course secretary||Mrs Alisa Wilkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4465