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

Undergraduate Course: Introductory Arabic Language (IMES07001)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course provides an introduction to written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic for students with no previous knowledge of the language.
PLEASE NOTE: This course is designed for complete beginners with no previous knowledge of Arabic of any kind, either as a first (native) or second language. Should there be any doubt as to a student┐s proficiency in Arabic, they must inform both their Personal Tutor and the Course Organiser for Introductory Arabic Language, who may advise them to switch to a different course
Course description The course provides an introduction to written and spoken Modern Standard Arabic and is designed for complete beginners. The aim of the course is to equip students with skills to read and write the Arabic script and with a basic grounding in grammar and vocabulary of Modern Standard Arabic.

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Arabic 1a (IMES08026)
Other requirements PLEASE NOTE: This course is designed for complete beginners with no previous knowledge of Arabic of any kind, either as a first (native) or second language. Should there be any doubt as to a student's proficiency in Arabic, they must inform both their Personal Tutor and the Course Organiser for Introductory Arabic Language, who may advise them to switch to a different course.
Additional Costs Course books must be purchased.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  60
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 11, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 160 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework (weekly assignments): 40%
Time-Limited Assignment: 60%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Introductory Arabic2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Introductory Arabic2:00
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  60
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 11, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 160 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework (weekly assignments): 40%
Time-Limited Assignment: 60%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Introductory Arabic Language2:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Introductory Arabic Language2:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Read a basic 50-70 word passage in Arabic.
  2. Recognize and use the Arabic alphabet to write simple grammatically correct sentences.
  3. Use basic grammatical structures and vocabulary in both writing and speaking.
  4. Conduct simple conversations in Arabic on a limited number of daily life topics, use familiar everyday expressions and introduce him\ herself and others.
  5. Translate short elementary texts and sentences from both Arabic into English and English into Arabic.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/open-languages
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements No students on programmes owned by IMES will be admitted to this course. This course is independent of Arabic 1a and Arabic 1b courses.
Additional Class Delivery Information Students must attend pairs of classes.

The first class meeting will be the first class of the first week in the normal teaching room at the normal teaching time.

Classes for this course will appear on students' personalised timetable.

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.
KeywordsOLIARAB1SEM1&2
Contacts
Course organiserMrs Alaa Alshaikh Sulaiman
Tel:
Email: Alaa.Sulaiman@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161
Email: a.budo@ed.ac.uk
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