This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme who have passed Arabic 1 Pre-Intermediate and Arabic 2 Intermediate.
This is the culminating Arabic language course in the program. In this course students build skills and knowledge acquired in the previous courses to complete their basic training in Arabic. This course also helps students become independent learners and take control of their further progress in becoming proficient in the Arabic language and culture.
By the end of the course, students will be comfortable understanding sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance. (e.g. local geography, employment). They will be comfortable communicating in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. They will be able to describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need. Furthermore, they will be able to perform more complex linguistic tasks in Arabic if well-rehearsed, or spontaneously produced with some difficulty or less accurately. They will be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, university, etc. they will be able to produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. They will be able to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
The course aims at a solid A2/A2+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
The timetables are available through My Timetable.
Mode of instruction
Two two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lowering of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first four (4) times.
- The final grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the following:
To successfully complete the course, please take note that the End Grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance, and written exams.
The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.
If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of taking a resit exam. The grade for the resit exam will replace that of the final exam and quizzes (50% of the final grade). No resit for the tutorial (homework, or projects) is possible.
The BA International Studies program does not allow students to resit passed (constituent) examination(s) within the language courses. Language acquisition is, primarily, accomplished through in-class acquisition activities and practical assignments which contribute to the (final) examination. The diverse structure of the language courses and characteristics of language acquisition therefore withhold the possibility to resit a passed examination.
Exam review and feedback
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
Al-Kitaab Part Two, Third Edition (Book + Companion Website Access), Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, and Abbas Al-Tonsi.
Additional material as deemed appropriate by instructor.
Enrolment for the workgroup through My Studymap is mandatory.
No enrolment needed for the language exams.
For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.
For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Student Affairs Office for BA International Studies
This course uses an integrated communicative language learning approach. Therefore, active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.