Arabic 3 (Upper-)Intermediate

Course description Arabic 3 (Upper-)Intermediate
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 5182KL06B
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. H.I.A.A. Ahmed
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 5
Level: 200
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
Hours of study: 52:00 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 who have passed Arabic 1 (Beginners) and Arabic 2 (Pre-Intermediate).

Description

This course builds on skills and knowledge gained in Arabic 2 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.

Course objectives

The course will help students gain control of Arabic, and be able to construct their own Arabic sentences with ease. The course 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 and 2 to cover more situations, and cover more depth in situations already familiar to you.
The course aims at the A2/B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

  • Reading: A2/B1
  • Written production (writing): A2
  • Listening: A2/B1
  • Oral productions (speaking): A2/B1

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Two 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 lower of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first two (2) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 5 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 140 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes: (4 hours per week over 12 weeks) 48 hours
  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 86 hours
  • Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Written exam and quiz
  • In-class oral/listening performance

Weighing

| Partial Grade | Weighing |
| ------ | :----: |
Classroom Participation | 10% |
|Oral Presentation | 10% |
|Project | 10% |
|Quizzes | 10% |
|Homework Assignments | 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 60% of the exam material (presentations, quizzes, midterm- and final exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation, homework or the project) 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

  • Al-Kitaab Part Two, Third Edition Bundle: Book + DVD + Website Access Card, Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi.
  • Additional material as deemed appropriate by instructor, made available via BlackBoard.

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.I.A.A. Ahmed

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

Remarks

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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