This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme who have passed Arabic 1 Beginners and Arabic 2 Pre-Intermediate.
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.
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).
The timetables are available through My Timetable.
Mode of instruction
Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Preparation, attendance and active participation are obligatory for all tutorial sessions. This course is offered as part BA International Studies, which is a full-time program of study, and therefore work commitments, holidays, or overseas travel do not constitute valid reasons for absence. The lecturer should be informed in writing of any classes to be missed for a valid reason (i.e., due to unforeseen circumstances that are beyond the student’s control, such as documented illness, family bereavement, problems with residence permits, victim of crime, or railway delays). In case of a justified absence, it is up to the Lecturer to decide whether the missed class should be made up with an extra assignment. The maximum of justified absences during a semester is five. Absence without notification and approval could result in a grade deduction, or in work not being marked and a failing grade for the course. Being absent will result in a lowering of the participation grade by 50% for every absence after the first five (5) times.
- The final grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the following:
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.
If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 50% of the exam material (Midterm Exam and Final Exam). No resit for the tutorial (homework, quizzes or project) is possible.
The BA International Studies program does not allow students to resit passed (constituent) examination(s) within the language courses. Language acquisition is, primarily, accomplished through in-class acquisition activities and practical assignments which contribute to the (final) examination. The diverse structure of the language courses and characteristics of language acquisition therefore withhold the possibility to resit a passed examination.
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.
Al-Kitaab Part Two, Third Edition with Companion Website, Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi.
Additional material as deemed appropriate by instructor.
Enrolment for the workgroup through My Studymap is mandatory.
No enrolment needed for the language exams.
For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.
For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Student Affairs Office for BA International Studies
This course uses an integrated communicative language learning approach. Therefore, active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.