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**Course alert** This course is no longer available for enrolment

Prerequisite(s)

Nil


Corequisite(s)

Nil


Course aim

The course develops students’ spoken and written communication skills in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) as a Foreign Language at beginners level.

Course content

An overview of the Arabic language, its historical changes and development, the place of Arabic in the Semitic languages group and in Islam and the notion of 'diglossia' are explained as general background; sound system; writing system; grammatical structures and concepts related to uses of Arabic; a focus on pronunciation and vocabulary extension; phonological variations; gender in Arabic nouns ; Idafa structure; the Arabic verb; intercultural knowledge integral to a range of communicative situations and tasks.
Please note that this course is available to UniSA students only. It is not available to students of other Universities wishing to study cross-institutionally.
Students must enrol concurrently in the equivalent Deakin University online course AIB151 Arabic 1A via cross-institutional enrolment. On successful completion of the Deakin University course students must apply for credit at UniSA.


Teaching method

ComponentDuration
Internal, Magill
Tutorial3 hours x 13 weeks
Directed StudyN/A x 13 weeks
Internal, City West
Tutorial3 hours x 13 weeks
Directed StudyN/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

TaskLengthWeightingDuration
Internal, Magill
Continuous assessment tasks1500 words 60%N/A
Oral testN/A20%10 minutes
ExaminationN/A20%2 hours
Internal, City West
Continuous assessment tasks1500 words 60%N/A
Oral testN/A20%10 minutes
ExaminationN/A20%2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation


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