Arabic 1 Beginners

Course description Arabic 1 Beginners
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 5181KFL06
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. H.I.A.A. Ahmed
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 10
Level: 100
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
Hours of study: 76:00 hrs
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.

Description

Arabic is the official language of the 22 Arab countries, and is widely spread in the Arab media. This course will take you through the beginning steps in understanding and using the language and the culture.
This course balances the use of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the written variety common to the 22 Arab countries, and Egyptian Arabic, the most widely used variety of spoken Arabic.

Course objectives

This course is the first course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the International Studies program. The final objective of this course series is to obtain a lower intermediate level of proficiency in Arabic, aimed at communication with people in the region in simple situations and enabling students to follow current affairs in the region mostly in written media.
This course enables the student to achieve a good level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

  • reading: A1
  • writing: A1
  • listening: A1
  • speaking: A1

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Lectures

Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lowering of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first three (3) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 280 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes: (6 hours per week over 12 weeks) 72 hours
  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 202 hours
  • Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Written exams, quizzes, homework, and an oral project.

Weighing

Partial Grade Weighing
Participation 10%
Oral project 10%
Homework assignments 20%
Quizzes 20%
Midterm exam 20%
Final exam 20%

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 exams.

Resit

If the end grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is a possibility of retaking the full 70% of the exam material (project, quizzes, midterm- and final exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation or homework) is possible.

Retaking a passing grade

Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2017 – 2018.

Exam review

How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for tutorial groups. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard for this course, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

  • Alif Baa, Third Edition Bundle (Book + DVD + Website Access Card), Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi, ISBN: 9781626161221.
  • Al-Kitaab Part One, Third Edition Bundle: Book + DVD + Website Access Card, Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi, ISBN: 1626161240.
  • Additional material as deemed appropriate by instructor.

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis can be found here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

Dr. H. Ahmed

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number and tutorial group number.

Remarks

Passing this course is an additional requirement for a positive Study Recommendation at the end of the year.

This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.

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