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AR1001   Arabic for Beginners 1

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: 11.00 am or, if timetable clash, 12.00 noon on Mon; 11.00 am or, if timetable clash, 12.00 noon Tue - Fri, or 4.00 pm, Tue, Thu, Fri and 9.00 am Wed, or 2.00 pm, Tue, Thu, Fri and 9 am Wed

This module, together with AR1002, will enable students to read, write and converse in simple Modern Standard Arabic. It will cover the Arabic alphabet and writing system, and begin the study of Arabic grammar. A selection of non-literary modern Arabic texts will be read in class as the basis of language teaching, classroom drills, tests and written assignments and oral class work.

Relationship to other modules

Anti-requisite(s): Must not be a native speaker of Arabic, fluent in Modern Standard Arabic, or have a pass at Higher, A Level or equivalent.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 5 language classes and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 50

Guided independent study hours: 150

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, approximately 15-minute Practical Examination = 20%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 40%
Practical examinations : 20%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr F Caiani, TBC, Mr M Whitehouse