This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passed Arabic 1 (Beginners) and Arabic 2 (Pre-Intermediate).
This course builds on skills and knowledge gained in Arabic 2 to reach an intermediate level. This course will take students from repeating individual words and memorized phrases, to solid ability to create complex sentences. The course also focuses on diversity and commonalities across Arab communities inside and out of the Middle East.
The course will help students gain control of Arabic, and be able to construct their own Arabic sentences with ease. The course will help students talk, read, and write about a variety of topics such as shopping, family relations, making preparations, asking for and giving advice, instructions and directions.
To move from beginner to intermediate levels, you need to more than double your vocabulary, enabling you to use and refine the grammatical rules you have learnt in Arabic 1 and 2 to cover more situations, and cover more depth in situations already familiar to you.
The course aims at the A2/B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Written production (writing): A2
Oral productions (speaking): A2/B1
The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.
Mode of instruction
Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lower of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first two (2) times.
Total course load for this course is 5 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 140 hours, broken down by:
Attending classes: (4 hours per week over 12 weeks) 48 hours
Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 86 hours
Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours
Written exam and quiz
In-class oral/listening performance
| Partial Grade | Weighing |
| ------ | :----: |
Classroom Participation | 10% | |Oral Presentation | 10% | |Project | 10% | |Quizzes | 10% | |Homework Assignments | 20% | |Midterm Exam | 20% | |Final Exam | 20% |
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 exams.
If the end grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is a possibility of retaking the full 60% of the exam material (presentations, quizzes, midterm- and final exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation, homework or the project) is possible.
Retaking a passing grade
Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2017 – 2018.
How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.
Al-Kitaab Part Two, Third Edition Bundle: Book + DVD + Website Access Card, Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi.
Additional material as deemed appropriate by instructor, made available via BlackBoard.
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis can be found here.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number and tutorial group number.
This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.