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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Arabic Language and Culture 2 (A1.2)
Module Code AR3002
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Noha Elrawy
Semester 2: Noha Elrawy
Autumn: Noha Elrawy
Module TeachersNoha Elrawy
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Continuing the sequence of our Arabic courses, Level 2 takes you further on your journey to learn and utilize the language effectively. Building upon the foundations laid in Level 1, this course deepens your understanding of Arabic language and culture. While still focusing on Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), Level 2 also introduces you to Modern Egyptian Arabic as a spoken variety, enabling you to comprehend and communicate in both formal and informal contexts. By the end of Level 2, you will have progressed from using short memorized phrases to engaging in more interactive conversations. You will be able to express yourself on familiar topics such as personal information, family, and preferences. Additionally, your comprehension skills will improve, allowing you to understand basic information related to everyday life. Join us in Level 2 as we continue to develop your proficiency in Arabic, expand your vocabulary, and refine your language skills.

Learning Outcomes

1. Understand a variety of common phrases that follows a predictable pattern such as greetings, advertisements, menus, and timetables.
2. Demonstrate effective oral skills in a range of social situations such as talking about your daily routine, food, shopping.
3. Produce simple texts in writing on matters of personal relevance using simple words and basic expressions. Also, engage in basic social communication online (e.g. writing a simple message on a virtual card for a special occasion).
4. Develop your understanding and control of the basic language system by completing a number of tasks. Errors still occur, but students are more aware of them.
5. Show awareness of social and cultural similarities and differences between Ireland and Arabic-speaking countries.
6. Use IT skills to access language-specific-resources in Arabic that lead to independent learning (life-long learning).

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars22Contact teaching ours with the tutor
Independent Study33Autonomous learning outside the classroom, aiming to foster students' language and cultural competence. For example, participation in the activities organised in the Languaculture Space.
Assignment Completion25Completion of prescribed homework and assignments required to monitor the progress of the student.
Portfolio Preparation45Creation, preparation and submission of the learning portfolio.
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
PortfolioProgress is evaluated on the completion of a learning portfolio to provide evidence of independent learning and successful achievement of the learning outcomes. The portfolio is a useful tool to demonstrate effort, engagement, language practice, leading to improved proficiency and confidence in using the target language.50%n/a
Performance evaluationPerformance evaluation involves systematically assessing students' language skills through assignments, quizzes, and presentations. It measures progress, identifies strengths and weaknesses, and guides instruction and goal-setting for continued language development.40%n/a
Participation50% of attendance to seminars. Students are expected to actively engage in learning activities, such as listening, speaking, asking questions, and collaborating with peers.10%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
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