Arabic Language for International Mobility 3 Semester 1 MFL1053

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course, which enables students to reach the A2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, is for students who have completed the International Mobility 2 course or have equivalent knowledge of the language. The four fundamental skills, listening, speaking, reading and writing, continue to be developed. Additional grammar points and vocabulary are introduced and students continue to expand their awareness of Arabic cultures.


2 contact hours per week over 11 weeks as scheduled in MyCampus

Requirements of Entry

A grade of D3 or above in LANGCTR1026 or MFL1052 or at the discretion of the Programme Director.

Excluded Courses

Arabic Language for International Mobility 3 Semester 2, MFL1054




Examination (1-hour duration) - 60%

Oral Exam (5 minutes) - 20%

Two x assessed language exercise - 10% each

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. Where, exceptionally, reassessment on Honours courses is required to satisfy professional/accreditation requirements, only the overall course grade achieved at the first attempt will contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 


Oral assessments are not available for reassessment.

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ build on students' foundation in spoken and written Arabic;

■ widen students' knowledge of Arabic grammar and linguistic structures;

■ familiarise students with further aspects of Arabic culture and society.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ understand relatively short and straightforward oral and written materials on various topics or subjects;

■ read and write Arabic texts on a variety of topics, including those which use the perfect and imperfect tenses;

■ handle relatively short and simple social exchanges;

■ describe or exchange information on topics such as family, other people, living conditions, leisure activities, educational and working background.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.