Vanwege het Corona virus is het nog onduidelijk hoe het onderwijs precies verzorgd gaat worden. Zie voor de actuele informatie de betreffende vakpagina’s op Blackboard/Brightspace.

Studiegids

nl en

Arabic 2 Pre-Intermediate

Vak
2018-2019

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme who have passed Arabic 1 Beginners.

Description

This course builds on skills and knowledge gained in Arabic 1 Beginners to reach a pre-intermediate proficiency level. This course will take students from repeating individual words and memorized phrases, to the beginnings of creating sentences.

Course objectives

This is the second course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the International Studies program. The final objective of this course series is to obtain a lower intermediate level of proficiency in Arabic, aimed at communication with people in the region in everyday social situations and enabling students to follow current affairs in the region via various media.
This course enables the student to achieve a good level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Skill CEFR Level
Reading A1/A2
Writing A1
Listening A1/A2
Speaking A1/A2

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Tutorials

Three 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 lowering of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first three (3) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), which equals 280 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes (6 hours per week over 12 weeks): 72 hours

  • Preparing for classes, exams and extra activities: 202 hours

  • Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Written exams, quizzes, homework, and an oral project .

Weighing

Partial grade Weighing
Participation 10%
Group Project 10%
Homework assignments 20%
Quizzes 20%
Midterm Exam 20%
Final Exam 20%

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 retaking the full 80% of the exam material (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.

Retaking a passing grade

Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2018 – 2019.

Exam review

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.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for this course. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

  • Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition Bundle: Book + DVD + Website Access Card, Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi, ISBN: 1626161240. For students who already have the textbook from last year, you can purchase the website access code separately.

  • Additional material as deemed appropriate by instructor, made available via BlackBoard.

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.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

Dr. H.I.A.A. Ahmed

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.

Remarks

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