QAC16 – Listening and Speaking


Listening and speaking skills are developed in the context of the following areas:

  • Pronouncing Letters and Words
  • Greetings x The Family
  • Ethics in the Qur’an
  • Stories of the Prophets in the Qur’an
  • Islamic Laws in the Qur’an
  • Beliefs
  • The Islamic Calendar and Telling the Time
  • Numbers
  • Transport and Travel
  • Food and Drink
  • Study
  • Work
  • Shopping
  • The Weather
  • Hobbies and Recreation
  • Health and Body

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Discuss a variety of topics in Arabic with an appreciation of cultural and religious contexts (A2, A3)
  • Analyse and paraphrase Arabic spoken by others (A2, A3)

This module will call for the successful student to:

  • Appropiately apply rules to express themselves in a grammatically correct way (B1, B3, C1, C3, D1, D4, D5)
  • Plan structure and converse in Arabic on diverse topics (C1, D1, D4, D5)

Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy

Learning and teaching on this module involves the use of a variety of written and multimedia materials. The latter provides students with an opportunity to listen to and learn from native speakers of the language  and professional reciters of the Qur’an. Class time is also devoted to role play scenarios, discussions and conversations between the teacher and the students, and between the students themselves. Learners are expected to practice their Arabic speaking skills in their mubāḥathah (study circle) sessions to improve fluency and expand vocabulary range.

Assessment Modes
Students are set weekly formative assignments on Arabic, and receive feedback as they are handed in throughout the year. Although portfolios are done during class, students are required to see the module leader regularly in tutorials to receive formative feedback on their performance and support with their portfolio work. Additionally, practice oral presentations will be used to address student understanding of issues of importance, providing constructive formative feedback to students.  Further development in student-led discussion groups allows for module leader observation and feedback. Moreover, tutorial time enables the module leader to supported continuously while providing the opportunity for constant engagement with the language, and constructive feedback related to the development of language skills.
Summative, graded assessment is by portfolio and oral examination. The portfolio will comprise of three listening and speaking tasks on various syllabus topics (Outcomes 1, 2). The oral examination will last for approximately 15 minutes and will require students to correctly express thoughts on various syllabus topics (Outcomes 3, 4).

Assessment Weighting
Portfolio: 30%
Oral examination: 70%

Learning Materials

Core Reading
Al-Fawzan, A. B. I. and Hussayn, M. B. Tahir. (2007). Al-Arabiya Bayn Yadayk. Riyad: Arabic for All.