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ARBC3615: Advanced Arabic 3A

This unit will expand your communication skills in formal and spoken Arabic. You will move from connected sentences toward coherent paragraphs to provide descriptions and narrations. You will be able to discuss and present information about a variety of everyday and personal interest topics. We continue to engage with a variety of cultural topics through asking questions and engaging in group discussions. Preparation for class and active participation in small group activities remain essential components of the unit.

Code ARBC3615
Academic unit Arabic Languages and Cultures
Credit points 6
ARBC2614 or HSC continuers or HSC extension
ARBC2105 or ARBC1311 or ARBC1312 or ARBC2313 or ARBC2314 or ARBC2315 or ARBC2316 or ARBC2633 or ARBC2634 or ARBC3635 or ARBC3636 or ARBC3637 or ARBC3638

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. speak in paragraphs rather than sentences using correct language and new vocabulary, and learn some colloquial Arabic to better understand Arabic cultures
  • LO2. listen to authentic materials in addition to the story of Maha and Khalid
  • LO3. read with the assistance of useful strategies such as: skimming to get an overview of what a text is about and how it is structured; scanning for specific information; inferring meaning from context through application of grammatical knowledge, deduction and real world knowledge; parsing and analysing complex sentences; using the system of root and pattern to learn and guess the meaning of new words; identifying and ignoring inaccessible parts of a text, using the dictionary more efficiently
  • LO4. write in paragraphs with correct language and new vocabulary
  • LO5. have competency in the following language task: narration in the present and the past, descriptions of daily life and personal relations, and reporting information: who, what, when, where and why, and expressing and supporting opinions
  • LO6. learn more about case endings
  • LO7. use the verb patterns to help reach higher levels of proficiency
  • LO8. use previously acquired grammar in writing, speaking, and learning new grammar structures such as conjugating weak verbs, active and passive participles, and the passive voice.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.