LANG 1002 Arabic 101

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 100041

Coordinator Hakeem Kasem Opens in new window

Description This subject is designed as an introduction to the Arabic language as well as the contemporary and popular culture of the Arabic-speaking people. It is intended for students who are at beginner level in Modern Standard Arabic in all four skills -listening, speaking, reading and writing. Components of this subject may be presented in English. Students with a background of study in the language need to obtain advice on their appropriate level of language study. During the first two weeks of class, the lecturer will monitor the performance of students and advise students who need to transfer to a higher class. Students should consult the Languages Academic Course Advisor or Subject Coordinator if they are unsure of their entry level.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Southwest Asian and North African Languages

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. apply basic Arabic language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing;
  2. gained knowledge of key elements of some Arab countries and the Arabic-speaking community in Australia;
  3. identify key characteristics of the Arabic language and its development;
  4. demonstrate basic knowledge of the contexts where Arabic is taught in Australia.

Subject Content

- An introduction to the Arabic language;
- An introduction to Arab culture;
- A focus on fundamental grammatical forms at the beginner's level;
- Activities and tasks aimed at developing listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills at beginner's level.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this subject that you must meet in order to successfully complete this subject. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for your subject online.

Inherent Requirements


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Quiz 30 minutes each 20 N Individual
Presentation 5 minutes 10 N Individual
Report 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Final Exam Maximum 2 hours 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Alosh, M., (2021). Ahlan Wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners: Letters and Sounds of the Arabic Language (Workbook), Third Edition, Yale University Press, New Haven and London.
  • Alosh, M., (2021). Ahlan Wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners, Third Edition, Yale University Press, New Haven and London.

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Bankstown City


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