ISL260 Introduction to Arabic Reading (8)

This subject is designed for students with no prior language skills in Arabic. It presents an introduction to reading Arabic and is designed to teach students how to articulate Arabic letters, words and sentences. It will also cover writing practice of Arabic vocabulary, together with basic speaking in Arabic and basic acquisition of commonly used Arabic words. This subject provides foundations for further study in Classical Arabic.

Availability

* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
Online
United Theological College
Session 3 (90)
Online *
United Theological College

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ISL260. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation

Incompatible Subjects

ISL160, ISL460

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and proficiently pronounce the Arabic alphabet;
  • be able to read a basic vowelised text in Arabic with fluency;
  • be able to write basic Arabic words and sentences;
  • be able to demonstrate a basic vocabulary of commonly used words; and
  • be able to communicate in simple conversation related to greetings and introductions.

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Arabic alphabet script and sounds
  • Heavy and light letters
  • Joining individual letters to form words
  • Short and long vowels
  • Variations of hamza
  • Sukoon and Shadda
  • Sun and moon letters
  • Hamzatul-wasl
  • Tanween
  • Introductions and greetings in Arabic

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of ISL260 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value
1
Participation & engagement
10 %
2
3 worksheets
30 %
3
Mid-session reading exam
15 %
4
Final reading exam
20 %
5
Final written exam
25 %

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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