LANG 2007 Arabic 203

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102021

Coordinator Sawsan Amara Opens in new window

Description This is one of the components of the Arabic major and minor. It assumes an intermediate level of competence in the language. It aims to extend (intermediate) learners' skills with a particular focus on listening, speaking and oral interaction in Arabic, in a range of situations, by exposing students to realistic interactions, including the Arabic-Australian community. The subject also aims to extend the learners' lexicon and structures, particularly those used in talking about current personal experiences as well as events, and popular Arab personalities. NOTE: Students enrolling in this subject as part of a major or minor in Arabic must enrol in Arabic 204 at the same time. Students with a background of study in the language may need to take higher level subjects. 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 Program Advisor or Subject Coordinator if they are unsure of their appropriate 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 2 subject

Equivalent Subjects LANG 2053 - Language and Communication Skills 2B Arabic

Assumed Knowledge

Arabic 102 or equivalent knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate comprehension of different forms of oral Arabic, formal and informal, including oral stories, events, news, description of personal experiences, radio and television broadcasts;
  2. interact in a range of formal and informal situations (e.g. speaking to friends, at formal business, education and tourism settings) and deliver short talks and speeches;
  3. identify the different varieties of spoken Arabic.

Subject Content

  1. A wide range of aural/oral text in different situations
  2. Introductions and personal histories
  3. Description of an event or festival
  4. Interactive situations including transactions, interviewing and personal interactions
  5. Describing personalities, travels, situations and events relevant to Arabic speakers in Australia.

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
Portfolio Equivalent to 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Report Equivalent to 1,000 words 30 N Individual
Intra-session Exam 2 hours maximum 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Alosh, M. (2021). Ahlan wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Beginners (3rd ed.). Yale University Press.

Teaching Periods

Spring (2024)

Bankstown City


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