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MEng Computer Science with Industrial Experience / Course details

Year of entry: 2021

Course unit details:
Introduction to Spoken Arabic

Unit code ULAR10032
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 1
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by University Language Centre
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

This course is designed for students who are already familiar with the Arabic script. It aims to teach a range of basic grammatical and lexical items and to develop elementary skills in reading, listening, speaking and writing skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work, and via studio-recorded and authentic texts. The course is also designed to meet the need of students who have completed a Beginners' course in Arabic but who do not feel confident enough to proceed directly to Pre-intermediate Level.

Aims

FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING 'HOW TO APPLY', SEE
http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
1) Understand short, simple messages and announcements; 2) read short simple texts and find specific information; 3) communicate in simple, routine situations; 4) write simple notes, messages and short personal letters.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A1/A2 of the Common European Framework.

Employability: Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and your employability by showing that you have a capacity to learn other languages and the desire engage with other cultures.

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars, three hours per week

Assessment methods

Four pieces of assessed work as follows:

* Semester one: Written test (Reading, Grammar, Writing) 30%. Assessment will normally take place during week 12.
* Semester two: Oral 20%; Listening 20%; Written test 2 (Reading, Grammar, Writing) 30%. Listening assessment will take place in the week before the Easter break (week 7 or 8); oral and written assessments will normally be scheduled during weeks 10, 11 and 12.

Recommended reading

Set texts: Mastering Arabic 1, Jane Wightwick & Mahmoud Gaafar (2007), Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN: 9780230013124.
Recommended texts: Students are encouraged to use the Language Centre for material for beginners in Arabic.

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Additional notes

Information
FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, INCLUDING 'HOW TO APPLY', SEE
http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/

Credits: 20
Level: 1
Pre-requisite: Familiarity with the Arabic script
Co-requisite: Open to students not following Honours courses in Arabic
Taught during:Full year

Timetable
See
http://www.ulc.manchester.ac.uk/languages/leap/arabic/timetables/

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