LANG 3009 Arabic 301

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 101949

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Description This is the first of a series of two subjects that aim to provide a thorough review of comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills, as well as grammar and vocabulary of Modern Standard Arabic, its range of registers and its linguistic characteristics. This subject is intended for students who have knowledge and skills in Arabic equivalent to two years of tertiary education in the language and who wish to consolidate, develop and improve these skills.

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 3 subject

Assumed Knowledge

All level 2 Arabic subjects or equivalent knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use their knowledge of Arabic grammar and apply it in speaking, reading and writing at an advanced;
  2. Demonstrate their skill in Arabic aural comprehension;
  3. Read aloud and converse in Arabic;
  4. Read Arabic in different genres and for different purposes;
  5. Use their receptive and active Arabic vocabulary;
  6. Write in different genres of Arabic.

Subject Content

Aural comprehension practice in Arabic by listening to visiting speakers, audio and video tapes, radio and television broadcasts.
Speaking practice in Modern Standard Arabic in spontaneous and prepared discussions and short talks on a variety of topics.
Practice in reading a variety of specialised texts (e.g. literary, scientific, educational, etc.).
Practice in various forms of writing in Arabic for official and academic purposes.

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
Professional Task 4 hours reading and listening: 5 minutes presentation 40 N Individual
Practical 1 hour 20 N Individual
Final 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

Autumn (2024)

Bankstown City


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Parramatta - Victoria Rd


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