Introductory Arabic 1A (ARBC1611)


This unit is designed primarily for students with no experience in Arabic. Its main objective is to teach you how to communicate in both modern standard Arabic and in a dialect in a range of situations, while learning about Arab cultures. Speaking, writing, listening and reading comprehension skills, will be developed through communicative activities. In addition, online resources and classroom activities will complement face-to-face teaching.

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Further unit of study information


4x1hr tutorials/week


12x spoken and Written assignments equivalent to 500wds total (15%), 2x In-class tests equivalent to 750wds total (15%), 5x dictation tests equivalent to 750wds total (10%), 2x oral tests equivalent to 1000wds total (30%), 1x1500wd Exam (20%), Tutorial participation (10%)

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Unit of study rules


ARBC1311 or ARBC1312 or ARBC1101 or ARBC1102

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.