Units of Study

ARBC1611 - Arabic Introductory 1B

Winter Main, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ali Yunis Aldahesh


This unit aims to teach Arabic as a living language. It is meant for students with no previous learning experience of the language. The unit is designed to introduce and build up basic language skills: listening and speaking, reading and writing, using modern standard and educated every-day Arabic. Students will learn basic vocabulary, language structures, morphology and syntax of Arabic in context, through lively dialogues, realistic conversational situations, story lines, exercises and drills, rather than formal grammar. On completion of this unit, students progress to ARBC1612 in second semester.


1x2.5hr exam (equivalent to 2000wds) (50%), written and oral exercises (equivalent to 800wds) (20%), 1x1000wd mid-semester exam (25%), class participation (5%)


Nijmeh Hajjar, Living Arabic in Context: An Introductory Course, Beirut, 2005


4x1-hr seminars/week


ARBC1311, ARBC1312, ARBC1101, ARBC1102

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