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Arabic 3 Upper-Intermediate

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2021-2022

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme who have passed Arabic 1 Pre-Intermediate and Arabic 2 Intermediate.

Description

This is the culminating Arabic language course in the program. In this course students build skills and knowledge acquired in the previous courses to complete their basic training in Arabic. This course also helps students become independent learners and take control of their further progress in becoming proficient in the Arabic language and culture.

Course objectives

By the end of the course, students will be comfortable understanding sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance. (e.g. local geography, employment). They will be comfortable communicating in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. They will be able to describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. Furthermore, they will be able to perform more complex linguistic tasks in Arabic if well-rehearsed, or spontaneously produced with some difficulty or less accurately. They will be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, university, etc. they will be able to produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. They will be able to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
The course aims at a solid A2/A2+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Skill CEFR Level
Reading A2+
Writing A2+
Listening A2
Speaking A2

Timetable

The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

Tutorials

Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. For this reason, if you are unable to attend a session, it is required that you inform your tutor in advance. Please note that being absent at any tutorial session may have a negative impact on the grade of the assignment due for that particular tutorial session. This is at the discretion of the tutor.

Assessment method

Assessment

  • The final grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the following:

Weighing

Partial grade Weighing
Participation 10%
Projects 20%
Homework 20%
Quizzes 20%
Final Exam 30%

End Grade

  • To successfully complete the course, please take note that the End Grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance, and written exams.

  • The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.

Resit

If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of taking a resit exam. The grade for the resit exam will replace that of the final exam and quizzes (50% of the final grade). No resit for the tutorial (homework, or projects) is possible.

Exam review and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

  • Al-Kitaab Part Two, Third Edition (Book + Companion Website Access), Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi.

  • Additional material as deemed appropriate by instructor.

Registration

  • Enrolment through uSis for Tutorials is mandatory.

  • Students will be enrolled for Exams by the Administration Office, as long as they have a valid Tutorial enrolment.

  • General information about uSis is available here.

Contact

Remarks

This course uses an integrated communicative language learning approach. Therefore, active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.