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Session: 2021/22

Last modified: 24/06/2021 15:13:46

Title of Module: Introduction to Arabic 1

Code: ARAB07003 SCQF Level: 7
(Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework)
Credit Points: 10 ECTS: 5
(European Credit Transfer Scheme)
School:School of Education & Social Sciences
Module Co-ordinator:DR FERNANDO  LEON-SOLIS

Summary of Module

This module is for learners who are complete beginners in Arabic. Students will be introduced to some of the basics of pronunciation, reading and writing of letters and short words, and understanding of some very simple spoken texts in Arabic, as well as the opportunity to acquire some high-frequency words and phrases. Topics will include: alphabet, numbers, days of the week, months and dates, seasons, family, countries and nationalities, money, prices, quantities, jobs, shopping and time. Students will be given some practice in key language for situations such as greetings and introductions, ordering food and drinks, buying tickets, personal description, talking about your daily routines and hobbies, likes and dislikes.

Arabic will be the working vehicle of the class, where all four language skills be developed. Students will be expected to practise outside class time by means of simple grammar exercises, written assignments and other pieces of homework. Learning will also be supported by the use of on-line learning environments.

The mode of delivery will be over either 12 weeks, 2 hours a week.


Module Delivery Method
Face-To-FaceBlendedFully Online
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Face-To-Face
Term used to describe the traditional classroom environment where the students and the lecturer meet synchronously in the same room for the whole provision.

Fully Online
Instruction that is solely delivered by web-based or internet-based technologies. This term is used to describe the previously used terms distance learning and e learning.

Blended
A mode of delivery of a module or a programme that involves online and face-to-face delivery of learning, teaching and assessment activities, student support and feedback. A programme may be considered “blended” if it includes a combination of face-to-face, online and blended modules. If an online programme has any compulsory face-to-face and campus elements it must be described as blended with clearly articulated delivery information to manage student expectations


Campus(es) for Module Delivery
The module will normally be offered on the following campuses / or by Distance/Online Learning: (Provided viable student numbers permit)
Paisley:Ayr:Dumfries:Lanarkshire:London:Distance/Online Learning:Other:
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Term(s) for Module Delivery
(Provided viable student numbers permit).
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Learning Outcomes: (maximum of 5 statements)

On successful completion of this module the student will be able to:

L1. Communicate simply at a basic level in spoken Arabic in a limited range of everyday situations at the lower band of A1 level of CEFR

L2. Demonstrate understanding of key information in basic spoken texts and texts written in Arabic at the lower band of A1 level of CEFR

L3. Extract a gist and some specified detail of uncomplicated texts relating to greetings, names, etc. at approximately the lower band of A1 level of the CEFR

L4. Communicate personal information in writing at the lower band of A1 level of CEFR

Employability Skills and Personal Development Planning (PDP) Skills
SCQF Headings During completion of this module, there will be an opportunity to achieve core skills in:
Knowledge and Understanding (K and U) SCQF Level 7.

Understanding grammatical and syntactic concepts and elements of Arabic.

Practice: Applied Knowledge and Understanding SCQF Level 7.

* Use of language skills relevant to everyday situations
* Understanding of written and audiovisual texts based on everyday situations

Generic Cognitive skills SCQF Level 7.

* Giving and asking for personal information
* Getting by in everyday situations

Communication, ICT and Numeracy Skills SCQF Level 7.

* Communicating effectively in routine situations and in everyday problem situations
* Interpreting uncomplicated written and audiovisual texts
* Understanding dates, time, prices

Autonomy, Accountability and Working with others SCQF Level 7.

* Working effectively individually or in teams
* Managing limited resources and being able to address own learning needs

Pre-requisites: Before undertaking this module the student should have undertaken the following:
Module Code:
Module Title:
Other:N/A
Co-requisitesModule Code:
Module Title:

* Indicates that module descriptor is not published.

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Learning and Teaching
This is a practical module which offers the opportunity for students to be introduced to the fundamentals of the Arabic language by way of some simple topics. Students will be strongly encouraged to be active participants in class and will have plenty of opportunities to work either in pairs and/or groups to practise their oral/aural and written skills. Independent learning is also an integral part of this course and students will be given suggestions of written and oral tasks to be completed by students outside class.
Learning Activities
During completion of this module, the learning activities undertaken to achieve the module learning outcomes are stated below:
Student Learning Hours
(Normally totalling 200 hours):
(Note: Learning hours include both contact hours and hours spent on other learning activities)
Lecture/Core Content Delivery20
Asynchronous Class Activity20
Independent Study56
Personal Development Plan4
100 Hours Total

**Indicative Resources: (eg. Core text, journals, internet access)

The following materials form essential underpinning for the module content and ultimately for the learning outcomes:

Authentic learning materials will be provided by the lecturer.

(**N.B. Although reading lists should include current publications, students are advised (particularly for material marked with an asterisk*) to wait until the start of session for confirmation of the most up-to-date material)

Attendance Requirements

In line with the Academic Engagement and Attendance Procedure, Students are defined as academically engaged if they are regularly engaged with timetabled teaching sessions, course-related learning resources including those in the Library and on Moodle, and complete assessments and submit these on time. Please refer to the Academic Engagement and Attendance Procedure at the following link: Academic engagement and attendance procedure

For the purposes of this module, academic engagement equates to the following:
All fulltime students (part-time and distant learning students should check with their programme leader for any queries) are required to attend all scheduled classes and participate with all delivered elements of the module as part of their engagement with their programme of study. Consideration will be given to students who have protection under the appropriate equality law. Please refer to UWS Regulations, Chapter 1, 1.64 – 1.67, available at the following link: http://www.uws.ac.uk/current-students/rights-and-regulations/regulatory-framework/

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Supplemental Information

Programme BoardEducation
Assessment Results (Pass/Fail) No
Subject PanelLanguages
ModeratorLaurence Giraud-Johnstone
External ExaminerJ O'Donnell
Accreditation DetailsN/A
Version Number

1.04

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Assessment: (also refer to Assessment Outcomes Grids below)
CLASS TEST (65%)
COURSEWORK (35%)
(N.B. (i) Assessment Outcomes Grids for the module (one for each component) can be found below which clearly demonstrate how the learning outcomes of the module will be assessed.
(ii) An indicative schedule listing approximate times within the academic calendar when assessment is likely to feature will be provided within the Student Handbook.)

Assessment Outcome Grids (Footnote A.)

Component 1
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Component 2
Assessment Type (Footnote B.) Learning Outcome (1) Learning Outcome (2) Learning Outcome (3) Learning Outcome (4) Weighting (%) of Assessment ElementTimetabled Contact Hours
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Combined Total For All Components100% 0 hours

Footnotes
A. Referred to within Assessment Section above
B. Identified in the Learning Outcome Section above

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Note(s):
  1. More than one assessment method can be used to assess individual learning outcomes.
  2. Schools are responsible for determining student contact hours. Please refer to University Policy on contact hours (extract contained within section 10 of the Module Descriptor guidance note).
    This will normally be variable across Schools, dependent on Programmes &/or Professional requirements.

Equality and Diversity
Aligned with the overall commitment to equality and diversity stated in the Programme Specifications, the module supports equality of opportunity for students from all backgrounds and with different learning needs. Using Moodle, learning materials will be presented electronically in formats that allow flexible access and manipulation of content (part-time and distant learning students should check with their programme leader for any queries). The module complies with University regulations and guidance on inclusive learning and teaching practice. Specialist assistive equipment, support provision and adjustment to assessment practice will be made in accordance with UWS policy and regulations. The University’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Policy can be accessed at the following link: http://www.uws.ac.uk/equality/

Our partners are fully committed to the principles and practice of inclusiveness and our modules are designed to be accessible to all. Where this module is delivered overseas, local equivalent support for students and appropriate legislation applies.

UWS Equality and Diversity Policy
(N.B. Every effort will be made by the University to accommodate any equality and diversity issues brought to the attention of the School)

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