ARABIC STAGE 1 - 2017/8

Module code: ARAL009

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

SALLER C Ms (Lit & Langs)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

Global Graduate Award

JACs code

T610

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Year long

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 112

Lecture Hours: 38

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework INTEGRATED SKILLS PORTFOLIO 60%
School-timetabled exam/test IN-CLASS WRITTEN TEST 40%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

No previous knowledge of Arabic required

Module overview


Modules in the Global Graduate Award 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 communication in the target countries, and for work or study periods abroad.

Module aims

Students will have learnt the arabic alphabet

The different positions of the letter within a word

Vowels and their effect on the letters

understanding the gist and details of the spoken language at the basic level

communivate and respond confidently to oral simple information

understanding the gist and details of the written language at the basic level

write simple messages

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
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 approproiate registers
Produce texts at varying levels of formaility
Students are encouraged to take a different perspective and view the world from different cultural viewpooints
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
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.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

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


  

Grammar


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


 

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

 


Enable students to acquire explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and vocabulary through attending classes regularly;

Encourage student participation and learner autonomy, through small group work, reading and practicing/preparing outside contact hours, and participating in class activities;

Develop ability to use linguists’ tools, such as dictionaries and IT resources;

Enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and interpret texts and other cultural products, through attending classes and engaging in individual study;

Develop communication skills through interactions in class.


 

 

The learning and teaching methods include:

 


Two contact hours per week over 19 weeks in Semesters 1 & 2

Teaching will be in the target language as far as possible.

Classes will include group work, such as role play, and short presentations in the language.

Consolidation of learning will be by the practice of language skills inside and outside the classroom, using a variety of means, including computer-assisted language learning.


Students are expected to complete regular homework tasks in order to practice new structures and to prepare for in-class activities.

Assessment Strategy


The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

 

·         their linguistic progress over the duration of the course;

·         their growing ability to understand and produce basic Arabic;

·         their increasing awareness of Arabic culture and the Arabic-speaking world;

·         the level of Arabic they have achieved at the end of the course.

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


An integrated skills portfolio of 6 coursework tasks, covering the fours skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing

End-of-course in-class test, covering the skills of reading and writing


 

Formative assessment and feedback

 

Students will receive written feedback and in-class verbal feedback on homework tasks and in-class performance.    

Reading list

Reading list for ARABIC STAGE 1 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/aral009

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.