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2010/1 Module Catalogue
 Module Code: ARAL007 Module Title: ARABIC STAGE 1
Module Provider: Language & Translation Studies Short Name: LCLFAAR01
Level: L Module Co-ordinator: LEFEVRE S Ms (Lang & Trans)
Number of credits: 0 Number of ECTS credits: 0
Assessment Pattern

Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)
Coursework (written and oral tasks)
Qualifying Condition(s) 
A weighted aggregate of 40% is required to pass the module

Module Overview
Modules in the Global Graduate Awards programme cover the four core skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the target language. They also offer an introduction to the cultures and societies in which the target language is spoken and aim to raise a sense of cultural awareness. Students prepare for everyday communications in the target countries, and for work or study periods abroad.
No previous knowledge of Arabic required
Module Aims
The aim of this module is to introduce students to the Arabic language, its alphabets, and basic structures.
By the end of the module, students will have learnt:
  • the Arabic alphabets
  • the different positions of the letter within a word
  • vowels and their effect on the letters
  • understand the gist and details of the spoken language at the basic level
  • communicate and respond confidently to oral simple information
  • understand the gist and details of the written language at the basic level
  • write simple messages
Learning Outcomes
Linguistic and intercultural competence:
Students are equipped with the linguistic means to communicate successfully in the target language. Students achieve a high level of accuracy and fluency at a given level of proficiency and are able to
  • understand and evaluate information
  • present information
  • communicate using appropriate registers
  • produce texts at varying levels of formality
Students are encouraged to
  • take a different perspective and view the world from different cultural viewpoints
  • analyse and understand linguistic and cultural barriers
  • reflect on the influence of cultural values on behaviour
  • become conscious of stereotypes and prejudices
  • communicate with others using their ways of expression, both verbally and non-verbally
Study skills and transfer of skills and competencies:
The acquisition of language learning strategies and techniques is an integral part of GGA modules. Learning strategies also aim to support independent learning and to facilitate the acquisition of other foreign languages.
Students are encouraged to self-assess their progress and to map their linguistic competence against the descriptors of the Common European Framework of Languages.
The development of independent learning strategies, research skills and transferable skills is supported by the use of learning technology.
Module Content
Topic areas
  • social introductions
  • introduce yourself
  • introduce family and friends
  • welcoming people
  • describing someone
  • asking Questions (How are you?)
  • coming and going/visiting/welcoming a guest
  • place and location
  • everyday life activities
  • day and time
  • gender
  • nouns and articles
  • singular attached pronouns (e.g. His, Her).
  • demonstrative pronouns (e.g. This, That).
  • interrogative pronouns (e.g. What, Who, How) .
  • adjectives
  • basic numbers (oral)
  • the definite article (The)
  • prepositions (in, on, over, in front of)
  • nominal and verbal sentences
  • adverbs and their position in a sentence
  • negatives (No)
  • present tense
  • past tense
  • questions
  • most commonly used verbs.
  • sentence structure
  • writing using Arabic script.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Various interactive teaching methods are utilised to motivate students, help them achieve and improve different skills such as reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Mainly pair and group work are encouraged in the form of role-play, group discussions, and/or questions and answers. The classes are also supported by various forms of resources such as handouts, books, audio tapes/CDs.
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