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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Arabic Language and Culture 3 (A2.1)
Module Code AR3003
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

Level 3 is designed for high novice learners, aiming to consolidate their foundational Arabic skills. This level focuses on strengthening grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation. Through interactive activities, dialogues, and reading exercises, you will enhance conversational skills, improve reading comprehension, and develop basic writing abilities. By the end of Level 3, you will have a solid grasp of grammar, an expanded vocabulary, improved reading and listening comprehension, and the ability to engage in basic conversations. Our instructors will provide guidance and support throughout the course, helping you build confidence in using Arabic for everyday communication. Join us in Level 3 and take your Arabic skills to the next level.

Learning Outcomes

1. Extract information from a variety of basic authentic texts in areas of most immediate priority (e.g very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography employment) in both reading and orally, provided that the speech is clearly and slowly articulated.
2. Demonstrate effective oral skills in a range of social situations such as talking about your daily life, skills and past experiences.
3. Produce short texts on matters of personal relevance e.g. write short basic descriptions of events, activities and personal experiences using present and past simple. Also, engage in basic social communication online (Sharing news and making/confirming arrangements to meet).
4. Continue identifying economic, social and cultural similarities and differences between Ireland and Arabic-speaking countries.
5. Demonstrate control of basic structures of the language using simple grammatical structures (e.g word order in main and subordinate clauses, the use of genders and cases, adjectival endings, verb tenses).
6. Use IT skills to access language specific-resources (life-long learning) to be able to reflect on your own learning path in your future progression in the language.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Seminars22Class contact hours
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 a language 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
Participation50% of attendance to seminars10%n/a
Performance evaluationPerformance evaluation involves assessing students progress through different types of assessments such us quizzes, and presentations.40%n/a
PortfolioThe language portfolio is a useful tool to demosntrate effort, engagement, relective language practice both in class and outside the classroom.50%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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