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ARAB131 Arabic 1

An introduction to Standard Arabic and some of its colloquial forms, for students with little or no previous knowledge of the language. The paper takes an integrated approach to the skills of language acquisition and includes basic material on the cultural heritage of Arabic people.

Paper title Arabic 1
Paper code ARAB131
Subject Arabic
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
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Schedule C
Arts and Music
This paper is for beginners only and is not available for students who have previously studied the language.
This paper is for beginners.
Teaching staff
Convenor: Assoc Professor Paola Voci
To be advised.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course you will be using Modern Standard Arabic and will:
  1. Be able to read texts on familiar topics and understand the main idea without using the dictionary
  2. Be able to speak about yourself and your environment
  3. Be familiar with many aspects of Arab culture, such as social customs and traditions, family life and education
  4. Be familiar with some of the differences between formal and spoken Arabic

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Not offered in 2018

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system