Arabic Language IV (Women Only)
Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 20 Credits.
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This follow-on course from Arabic Language III will enable students to further develop their oral, aural and written language skills, in order to become an independent user of Arabic. Students will learn to express themselves in a more complex style on both concrete and abstract topics. Students will continue to further develop their understanding of the culture of Arabic speaking countries.
- Revision of grammar and vocabulary , aiming to confirm it and to solve any previous problems (one to two weeks).
- Enhancing your vocabulary by providing new words on topics selected by the students themselves on a weekly basis.
- Enhancing your text translation skills by providing you with a variety of articles on current issues, on a weekly basis.
- Enhancing your conversation skills by discussing predefined topics, where students are required to produce a 15 minutes conversation (12 weeks).
- Using conversation tapes (5 minutes) for improving the your listening skills.
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at students who want to improve their communication skills, and translate from Arabic to English and vice versa. The emphasis will be on improving students’ communication skills in speaking, listening and pronunciation to enable them to make face-to-face long open dialogues, and to give acceptable level of translation for an oral conversation.
Learning and Teaching
The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.
Coursework and Assessment
To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.
You will not have formal examinations but you may have reading and listening class tests. You may be asked to write short texts and/or deal with short translations. Our assessments are flexible to suit the course and the student.
The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.
Library and Computing Facilities
As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website cardiff.ac.uk/learn under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on (029) 2087 0000.
Accessibility of Courses
Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.
A range of further information can be found on our web site cardiff.ac.uk/learn or in Choices. This includes the times and dates of courses and an explanation of accreditation and credit levels.