Arabic in Context 1

Subject ARBC20001 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2013:

Semester 1, Parkville - 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: A 2.5-hour seminar per week
Total Time Commitment:

2.5 hours contact hours, plus 6 additional hours. 102 hours per week, including class time.


ARBC10006 Arabic 2 or equivalent.


See notes.

Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject aims to heighten general awareness of the Arabic language and to enhance the acquisition of Arabic, particularly in aural and oral communication skills as well as to enhance students' sociocultural awareness of the Arab World. Students will be introduced to characteristics of communication strategies, and the sociocultural aspects of the Arabic language. On completion of this subject, students should be able to conduct everyday conversations and manage classroom communication in Arabic with greater sociocultural awareness.


On successful completion of this subject, students will:

  • further develop awareness of the Arabic language and enhance their Arabic communication skills with a particular focus on oral communication skills;
  • be introduced to a range of communication strategies and diverse sociocultural aspects of the Arabic language;
  • gain heightened sociocultural awareness when communicating in Arabic.

A take-home test in Arabic 15% (due week 7), an essay of 1000 words in English or Arabic 15% (due at the end of the semester), class presentations in pairs 20% (throughout the semester) and a 30-minute aural/oral test 50% (during the examination period). Class attendance is required for this subject; if you do not attend a minimum of 80% of classes without an approved exemption you will not be eligible for a pass in this subject. Assignments submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Materials supplied by the Institute.

Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

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

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:
  • Apply knowledge of underlying structures in active communication and reinforce basic understanding through active use.
  • Creatively utilise understanding of general principles to communicate information intelligibly in a new idiom.
  • Interact creatively with a cultural environment different to one's own.

Students completing a Major or Diploma must enrol in this subject in the 1st semester of the 2nd year of their studies.

Related Course(s): Diploma in Modern Languages (Arabic Studies)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Arabic
Arabic Studies Major

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