Arabic 2A

Subject 110-006 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Four hours of language classes per week
Total Time Commitment: .
Prerequisites: 110-172 Arabic 1B or equivalent.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: .


Dr Adrian Gully
Subject Overview:

This subject involves a more detailed presentation of functions of the language; oral and aural practice; reading of texts; and the writing of compositions that incorporate features of the language already presented through some important cultural issues. On completion of this subject students should have acquired a level of proficiency in basic Arabic conversational forms; a level of proficiency in simple written structures and an ability to formulate such structures; an understanding of some of the commonly used grammatical structures of Arabic and the ability to apply them in speech and writing; the ability to interpret messages of a low level of complexity occurring in some audio-visual media and in individual and group spoken forms; and familiarity with some of the dominant cultural ideas and forms in the Arab Middle East.

Assessment: Continuous homework assessment, best 8 pieces 15% (throughout the semester); an aural/oral examination of 10 mins15% (during the exam period); and a 3-hour written examination 70% (during the exam period).
Prescribed Texts: Modern Standard Arabic Intermediate: Book 1 (Saeed, Mayer and Raheem), MIALS
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Biomedicine
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Environments
  • Bachelor of Music
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • written communication through essay writing and seminar discussion;

  • attention to detail through essay preparation and writing;

  • time management and planning through managing and organising workloads for recommended reading, essay and assignment completion;

  • public speaking through tutorial and seminar discussion and class presentations.


This subject is available at level one for the intermediate stream of Arabic. It is only available at level two for students who commenced the beginners stream of Arabic at level one.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts
Diploma in Modern Languages (Arabic Studies)
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Arabic Studies)

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