LANG 2008 Arabic 204

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102022

Coordinator Sawsan Amara Opens in new window

Description This is an intermediate subject in the Arabic major or minor. It provides an extension and consolidation of reading comprehension, and writing skills, as well as lexical enrichment in Modern Standard Arabic, particularly its range of written registers and their linguistic characteristics. The content for reading and writing activities will be selected from newspapers, magazines, short stories and other printed media. NOTE: Students enrolling in this subject as part of a major or minor in Arabic must enrol in Arabic 203 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 201/202 or equivalent knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate understanding of a variety of texts;
  2. Write appropriately on a wide range of topics and in different genres;
  3. Identify the textual characteristics of a range of text-types;
  4. Carry out basic stylistic analysis of a range of text-types.

Subject Content

  1. Overview of text-types to be studied in the subject and their lexical and grammatical characteristics.
  2. Reading and comprehension of different text-types.
  3. Basic analysis of text types with reference to lexical and structural characteristics.
  4. Writing of different text-types (e.g. letters, resumes, reports, essays, creative writing, short stories, etc.).

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 1 hour each 30 N Individual
Portfolio 1,000-1,500 words 30 N Individual
Practical Exam 2 hours 40 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Alosh, M., & Clark, A. (2021). Ahlan wa Sahlan: Functional Modern Standard Arabic for Intermediate Learners (3rd ed.). Yale University Press. 

Teaching Periods

Spring (2024)

Bankstown City


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