AIB252 - Arabic and the World 2B: Texts and Contexts in Arabic

Unit details


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Zouhir Gabsi
Cohort rule:



AIB251 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, students are introduced to more advanced texts in Arabic. It will also cover the remainder of essential aspects of Arabic grammar so that by the end of this unit students will have acquired a strong language foundation. Students will increase their oral fluency by participating in discussions dealing with a wide range of topics and issues. By reading a variety of styles used by novelists and journalists, students will be sensitised to discourse structures of Arabic unlike those familiar to them in English.

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

Analyse grammatical, structural, and semantic conventions in Arabic across a range of social interaction

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication


Apply pronunciation, intonation, grammar, vocabulary, and speech rhythm to a range of contexts, including those requiring specific grammatical constructs and linguistic protocols

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO3 Critically evaluate the content of a diverse range of texts, cultural artefacts and practices and apply this knowledge to language use

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical Thinking

GLO7: Team work


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
(groups of 2-3 students) - Class Participation and Presentation
10 minutes 10% Week 6
Assessment 3 - Writing Exercises 800 words
or equivalent
(in foreign language)
20% Week 11
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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