What is auditing?

Auditing or "listening in" offers access to some ANU undergraduate courses (lectures only).

The Centre for Continuing Education offers access to approved ANU undergraduate courses for people who want to listen in to lectures without actually enrolling as a degree student. Auditors (listeners) do not generally require any special qualifications except for those courses where prerequisites are necessary - this can be ascertained by consulting the current ANU Undergraduate Handbook.

Audit students may not sit formal examinations. An Audit enrolment guarantees admission only to lectures. Attendance at lectures will under no circumstances be accepted as credit towards a degree program. Auditors may seek permission from the faculty to attend tutorials (subject to space being available), additional fees may apply.

Mon 23 Jul 2018 - Fri 26 Oct 2018

09:00 - 17:00

12 Sessions
10 spots remaining.

The Arabic Language major sequence enables students to acquire valuable skills pertaining to the use of Arabic in a communicative way, as well as an understanding of the Arabic culture. It trains students to achieve communicative competence in four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It also prepares students to function at different levels within the Arabic speaking societies and to interact with people.
In the first year, students undertaking Introductory Arabic A and Introductory Arabic B develop basic competences in both written and oral grammatical patterns, both orally and in writing, using Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), and learn to interact in limited aspects of everyday life situations. Emphasis is on mastering the Arabic sound system and pronunciation.

This course extends from Introductory Arabic A. Students will develop their skills in reading, writing and conversation and undertake translation from and into Arabic at an advanced introductory level.

Learning Outcomes

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Read simple handwritten or printed material containing frequently used structural forms, patterns and vocabulary
  2. Read and understand known language elements that have been recombined in new ways to achieve different meanings at similar levels of grammatical complexity
  3. Demonstrate sufficient control of Modern Standard Arabic vocabulary and syntactic patterns to meet social demands and write passages related to social and cultural activities, while expressing main tenses with accuracy
  4. Use a dictionary or online resources to assist own oral, aural, reading and written communication strategies and engage in independent reading and writing
  5. Articulate developed courtesy requirements and maintain simple face-to-face conversations on familiar topics
  6. Respond to and formulate questions in order to engage in a conversation about simple personal and social matters, or to present a chosen topic to an audience.

What is auditing?

Auditing or "listening in" offers access to some ANU undergraduate courses (lectures only).

The Centre for Continuing Education offers access to approved ANU undergraduate courses for people who want to listen in to lectures without actually enrolling as a degree student. Auditors (listeners) do not generally require any special qualifications except for those courses where prerequisites are necessary - this can be ascertained by consulting the current ANU Undergraduate Handbook.

Audit students may not sit formal examinations. An Audit enrolment guarantees admission only to lectures. Attendance at lectures will under no circumstances be accepted as credit towards a degree program. Auditors may seek permission from the faculty to attend tutorials (subject to space being available), additional fees may apply.  


Mon 23 Jul 2018 - Fri 26 Oct 2018

09:00 - 17:00

12 Sessions
10 spots remaining.

This course continues the work undertaken in Intermediate Arabic A. It includes oral, listening and written practices, study of Arabic morphology & syntax and translation tasks. Negotiation and debating techniques will be practiced on a range of topics as well as weekly supervised conversational tutorials to increase students' oral fluency and cultural awareness.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate routine written social correspondence and daily situational conversation in Arabic to an intermediate level.
  2. Differentiate between the main ideas and subsidiary ideas in Arabic texts.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate application of Arabic grammar and vocabulary to an intermediate level.
  4. Initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations in Arabic to an upper intermediate level.
  5. Demonstrate comprehension of upper intermediate level Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources.
  6. Apply upper intermediate level of oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.

What is auditing?

Auditing or "listening in" offers access to some ANU undergraduate courses (lectures only).

The Centre for Continuing Education offers access to approved ANU undergraduate courses for people who want to listen in to lectures without actually enrolling as a degree student. Auditors (listeners) do not generally require any special qualifications except for those courses where prerequisites are necessary - this can be ascertained by consulting the current ANU Undergraduate Handbook.

Audit students may not sit formal examinations. An Audit enrolment guarantees admission only to lectures. Attendance at lectures will under no circumstances be accepted as credit towards a degree program. Auditors may seek permission from the faculty to attend tutorials (subject to space being available), additional fees may apply

Mon 23 Jul 2018 - Fri 26 Oct 2018

09:00 - 17:00

12 Sessions
10 spots remaining.

This course continues the work undertaken in Advanced Arabic A and introduces students to more advanced and complex texts in Arabic.  The course assumes previous knowledge of the language over two years or equivalent. Negotiation and debating techniques will be practiced on a broad range of topics as well as supervised discussions on relevant issues to further promote oral and listening skills.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate routine written social correspondence and daily situational conversation in Arabic to an advanced level.
  2. Differentiate between the main ideas and subsidiary ideas in Arabic texts.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate application of Arabic grammar and vocabulary to an an advanced level.
  4. Initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations in Arabic.
  5. Demonstrate advanced comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources.
  6. Apply advanced oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.

What is auditing?

Auditing or "listening in" offers access to some ANU undergraduate courses (lectures only).

The Centre for Continuing Education offers access to approved ANU undergraduate courses for people who want to listen in to lectures without actually enrolling as a degree student. Auditors (listeners) do not generally require any special qualifications except for those courses where prerequisites are necessary - this can be ascertained by consulting the current ANU Undergraduate Handbook.

Audit students may not sit formal examinations. An Audit enrolment guarantees admission only to lectures. Attendance at lectures will under no circumstances be accepted as credit towards a degree program. Auditors may seek permission from the faculty to attend tutorials (subject to space being available), additional fees may apply.

No dates are currently scheduled.

* This course is available in Semester 1

This course continues the work undertaken in introductory Arabic B. It includes oral, listening and written practices as well as translation tasks and the study of Arabic morphology and syntax. Negotiation and debating techniques will be practiced on a range of topics as well as weekly supervised conversational tutorials to increase students' oral fluency and cultural awareness.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Demonstrate routine written social correspondence and daily situational conversation in Arabic to a lower intermediate level.
  2. Differentiate between the main ideas and subsidiary ideas in Arabic texts.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate application of Arabic grammar and vocabulary to a lower intermediate level.
  4. Initiate and maintain short predictable face-to-face conversations in Arabic.
  5. Demonstrate comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources.
  6. Apply simple oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.
No dates are currently scheduled.

* This course is available in Semester 1

In the first year, students undertaking Introductory Arabic "A" and Introductory Arabic "B" develop basic competences in both written and oral grammatical patterns, both orally and in writing, using Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), and learn to interact in limited aspects of everyday life situations. Emphasis at this stage is on mastering the Arabic sound system and pronunciation.

This course assumes no previous knowledge of the language. It covers the Arabic script, sound system and basic grammar rules. The teaching uses a new method of audio-visual and audio-lingual approach and is designed to develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing by the use of dialogues, class interaction and oral and written drills. Language laboratory work may be incorporated into the course. On completion of the course, students will have acquired the ability to speak at a basic level in Modern Standard Arabic, the ability to read and understand a range of simple Arabic texts within a vocabulary range of 300-400 most commonly used words, basic grammatical structures of the Arabic language and familiarity with some Arabic cultural practices and traditions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Recognise all of the characters of the Modern Standard Arabic alphabet;
  2. Read very simple text with high frequency structural patterns and vocabulary related to basic topics;
  3. Use Modern Standard Arabic alphabet (hand-written and typed) to write short and simple sentences and paragraphs with correct present and future tense and limited past tense about basic topics;
  4. Use a dictionary or online resources to assist own oral, aural, reading and written communication strategies;
  5. Communicate in simple conversations including greetings, courtesy requirements, personal and accommodation needs and provide simple biographical information; and
  6. Listen and respond to simple questions about basic topics.             

What is auditing?

Auditing or "listening in" offers access to some ANU undergraduate courses (lectures only).

The Centre for Continuing Education offers access to approved ANU undergraduate courses for people who want to listen in to lectures without actually enrolling as a degree student. Auditors (listeners) do not generally require any special qualifications except for those courses where prerequisites are necessary - this can be ascertained by consulting the current ANU Undergraduate Handbook.

Audit students may not sit formal examinations. An Audit enrolment guarantees admission only to lectures. Attendance at lectures will under no circumstances be accepted as credit towards a degree program. Auditors may seek permission from the faculty to attend tutorials (subject to space being available), additional fees may apply.

No dates are currently scheduled.

* This course is available in Semester 1

This course continues the work undertaken in Intermediate Arabic B and introduces students to advanced and complex texts in Arabic.  The course assumes previous knowledge of the language for two years or equivalent. Negotiation and debating techniques will be practiced on a broad range of topics as well as supervised discussions on relevant issues to further promote oral and listening skills.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Demonstrate routine written social correspondence and daily situational conversation in Arabic to an upper intermediate level.
  2. Differentiate between the main ideas and subsidiary ideas in Arabic texts.
  3. Demonstrate appropriate application of Arabic grammar and vocabulary to an upper intermediate level.
  4. Initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations in Arabic.
  5. Demonstrate good comprehension of the Arabic language presented in a variety of audiovisual sources.
  6. Apply an upper intermediate oral skills in real Arabic speaking situations.

What is auditing?

Auditing or "listening in" offers access to some ANU undergraduate courses (lectures only).

The Centre for Continuing Education offers access to approved ANU undergraduate courses for people who want to listen in to lectures without actually enrolling as a degree student. Auditors (listeners) do not generally require any special qualifications except for those courses where prerequisites are necessary - this can be ascertained by consulting the current ANU Undergraduate Handbook.

Audit students may not sit formal examinations. An Audit enrolment guarantees admission only to lectures. Attendance at lectures will under no circumstances be accepted as credit towards a degree program. Auditors may seek permission from the faculty to attend tutorials (subject to space being available), additional fees may apply.