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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Postgraduate Course: Advanced Arabic I (IMES11083)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course will build on Advanced Arabic G and H and provide the student with advanced communication skills to enable him or her to carry out high level interviews in Arabic. Language teaching will be intensive for four weeks at a language institution in the Arab world. The student will then have three weeks to complete a small language-based project which must include an interview (or short interviews) (totaling 30 minutes) in Arabic and short report (1,500 words) in Modern Standard Arabic.
Course description Four weeks of intensive language study at a language institution in the Arab world to focus on the Arab Spring and its influence on novels, short stories and plays.
This will be followed by the short project which will require the student to carry out an interview or series of interviews in Arabic totaling 30 minutes with an accompanying report in Arabic of 1,500 words.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Advanced Arabic G (IMES11081) AND Advanced Arabic H (IMES11082)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Course available only to students on MSc in Advanced Arabic. Students must go abroad in order to progress.
Course Delivery Information
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. learn advanced Arabic through authentic materials.
  2. develop oral fluency in Educated Spoken Arabic (ESA)
  3. improve the ability to listen to Arabic films and summarise their content.
  4. enhance their aural, oral and reading abilities in Modern Standard Arabic.
  5. apply knowledge of Arabic in carrying out high-level interviews in Arabic.
Reading List
All teaching material will be provided.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills a) the ability to conduct recorded interviews.

b) the ability to study a language intensively in a foreign country.

c) the ability to function professionally in a foreign language and in a foreign country.

d) the ability to complete a small project to a strict deadline
Study Abroad Study will take place at a language institution in the Arab World. Students will responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements overseas. Information sessions and advice will be provided during the academic year leading up to the study abroad period. Students will also be responsible for immigration compliance, including ensuring valid passports as well as researching and obtaining the correct visa for their study abroad period.
Course organiserDr Farah Aboubakr
Course secretaryMs Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618
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