Postgraduate Course: Advanced Arabic D (IMES11039)
|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||Advanced Arabic D will be a ten-week course of six hours per week of group classes plus 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 (for MSc in Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic students) as well as to widen vocabulary and to improve grammatical accuracy in terms of reading and writing for all students. 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 be theme topic/theme-based.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Course only available for students enrolled on MSc in Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic (MESWA), MSc in Middle Eastern Studies with Advanced Arabic, MSc in International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic (IRMEWA) or MSc in International Relations of the Middle East with Advanced Arabic.
THIS COURSE MUST BE PASSED AT POSTGRADUATE LEVEL (50%+) IN ORDER TO PROGRESS TO ADVANCED ARABIC E.
FOR STUDENTS BEGINNING YEAR 2 OF AN ARABIC PROGRAMME: YOU MUST HAVE PASSED INTENSIVE ARABIC A/B AND GONE ABROAD WITH INTENSIVE ARABIC C TO TAKE THIS COURSE.
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 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)
||Active Online Participation (weekly assignments) 40%
Media Arabic Project Portfolio 60%
|No Exam Information
| 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 Taallum 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||Mr Mourad Diouri
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618