Postgraduate Course: Advanced Arabic E (IMES11035)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||In Advanced Arabic E, emphasis will be placed on increasing student 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 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 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Advanced Arabic D (IMES11039)
||Other requirements|| Course available only to students on MSc in Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic, MSc in Middle Eastern Studies with Advanced Arabic, MSc in International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic or MSc in International Relations of the Middle East with Advanced Arabic.
FOR STUDENTS FINISHING YEAR 1 OF AN ADVANCED PROGRAMME: YOU MUST PASS THIS COURSE AT POSTGRADUATE LEVEL (50%+) AND GO ABROAD WITH ADVANCED ARABIC F IN ORDER TO PROGRESS TO ADVANCED ARABIC G/YEAR 2. IF THE PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT MET, YOU MAY BE ALLOWED TO GO ABROAD BUT WILL NOT PROGRESS TO ADVANCED ARABIC G/YEAR 2.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 80,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Formative Assessment Hours .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)
||Coursework - 45%
Final examination (including centrally arranged writtin exam, in-house oral and listening exams) - 55%
||Hours & Minutes
|Outwith Standard Exam Diets May||3:00|
| 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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Students in Year 1 of the Middle Eastern Studies with Advanced Arabic / International Relations of the Middle East with Advanced Arabic programmes are encouraged to attend the dialect seminar (jointly taught with Intensive Arabic B) in preparation for the study abroad.
|Course organiser||Mr Mourad Diouri
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618