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Arabic 3 Intermediate

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2020-2021

Admission requirements

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

Description

This course builds on skills and knowledge gained in Arabic 2 Pre-Intermediate 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.

Course objectives

The course will help students gain control of Arabic, and be able to construct their own Arabic sentences with ease. It 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 Beginners and Arabic 2 Pre-Intermediate to cover more situations, and achieve more depth in situations already familiar to you.
The course aims at the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Skill CEFR Level
Reading A2
Writing A2
Listening A2
Speaking A2

Timetable

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Mode of instruction

Tutorials

Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. With online education, it is more important than ever to maintain communication and stay in touch with your study groups. 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
Oral Project 10%
Homework 10%
Quizzes 20%
Midterm Exam 25%
Final Exam 35%

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 60% of the exam material (Midterm Exam and Final Exam). No resit for the tutorial (homework, quizzes or project) 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

Required:

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

Recommended:

  • Companion website to Al-Kitaab

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

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

Dr. H.I.A.A. Ahmed

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
Please use your University email-address (uMail) when communicating with any person or department within Leiden University.

Student Affairs Office for BA International Studies

Remarks

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