AIB251 - Arabic and the World 2A: Communicating Using Arabic

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Zouhir Gabsi

AIB152 or permission from unit chair to enrol



Incompatible with:


Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class per week, 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online:

1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2-hour online seminar per week


In this unit, emphasis will be given to the development of practical language skills for aural comprehension and expression. The basic communicative functions, syntactic patterns and vocabulary acquired will be considerably broadened and consolidated. The vocabulary range of students will be expanded by exposing them to a variety of reading material from prescribed textbooks and from the current press.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Describe and critique social interactions, employing appropriate grammatical, structural, and semantic conventions

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Apply pronunciation, intonation, grammar, use of vocabulary, and speech rhythm in accordance with linguistic norms in Arabic

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Analyse and summarise the content of a diverse range of texts and other cultural artefacts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking


Identify and recognise cultural practices relevant to a wide range of social contexts and incorporate this knowledge into language use

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Online and Written Exercises 1200 words
or equivalent (in foreign language)
30% Ongoing
Assessment 2 - Writing Exercises 800 words
or equivalent
(in foreign language)
20% Week 11
Assessment 3 
(groups of 2-3 students) - Class Participation and Presentation
10 minutes 10% Week 6
Assessment 4 - Final Oral Test 10 minutes 20% Week 12
Assessment 5 - End of Unit Assessment  Online test, 75 minutes 20% End of Unit Assessment period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via AIB252
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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