LANG 3012 Arabic 303: Advanced Writing Skills

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 100049

Coordinator Nour Kamleh Opens in new window

Description This subject is aimed at those who have successfully finished LANG 2006 - Arabic 202, or have an advanced speaking and writing proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic. It is one of the obligatory subjects for students intending to graduate with Arabic as a major or minor. It seeks to develop the writing skills to prepare students to make professional use of the language, and it is particularly recommended for those who wish to involve themselves in areas such as language teaching and translation. Students will be introduced to a full range of text types and language purposes. They will be guided to analyse, interpret and evaluate passages provided, and will be encouraged to extend their ability by experimenting with a variety of writing styles.

School Humanities & Comm Arts

Discipline Southwest Asian and North African Languages

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

Check your fees via the Fees page.

Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge: Arabic 204 or equivalent knowledge.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. demonstrate advanced reading skills in a variety of Modern Standard Arabic genres;
  2. write a coherent argument, discussion or explanation in Modern Standard Arabic;
  3. write effectively according to audience, purpose and content;
  4. demonstrate written work of a high level of grammatical accuracy and extensive knowledge of vocabulary;
  5. analyse text in Arabic identifying meaning and how it is conveyed;
  6. respond to texts personally, critically and sensitively, evaluating linguistic and cultural features;
  7. apply techniques for autonomous learning of Modern Standard Arabic language skills.

Subject Content

-analysis of general features common to all text types: language, structure, setting, imagery, tone and mood
-Overview of style in writing: identification and practice with different styles of writing.
-Examination of A selection of contemporary texts in non literary written genres: transactions, procedures, reports, expositions, etc.
-analysis, interpretation and evaluation of samples of major text types: academic, scientific, legal, medical, commercial, literary.
-Creation of original text in different text types: report, diary, procedural writing, newspaper Reporting, reviewing, letter writing.
-Rewriting of A given text for A different audience or purpose.

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
Discourse Analysis 2 hours 20 N Individual
Portfolio 2,500 words 40 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 40 N Individual