B.A. PROGRAMME IN ARABIC LANGUAGE

OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAMME

  1. General Information

Training institution: VNU, Hanoi – University of Languages and International Studies (ULIS)

Awarding institution: VNU, Hanoi – University of Languages and International Studies (ULIS)

Programme Title:

In Vietnamese: Ngôn ngữ Ả Rập

In English: Arabic

Final Award:

In Vietnamese: Cử nhân ngành Ngôn ngữ Ả Rập

In English: The Degree of Bachelor in Arabic

Programme Code: 7220211

Duration & Number of Credits: 4 years & 128 credits

Admission Criteria: Under the regulations of Vietnam National University, Hanoi

Last Updated, Revised and Approved by VNU-ULIS: 08/2019

  1. Goals and Objectives of the Programme

With educational philosophy according to the theory of social constructivism, focus on learner-centered learning and improve learner autonomy, the B.A. Programme in Arabic Language is designed to provide learners with creative experiences, guiding them to self-acquire knowledge and improve skills through experiential activities.

The B.A. Programme in Arabic Language programme provides qualified graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge required in occupation fields related to the Arabic language and the ability to:

+ Use Arabic fluently at Level 5 on the Foreign Language Competence Framework for Vietnam.

+ Acquire comprehensive knowledge in linguistics and cultures of Arabic-speaking countries.

+ Acquire essential knowledge and skills required in occupation fields such as translation, interpretation, office administration, tourism, etc.

+ Continue to self-study and pursue higher education.

+ Accumulate essential attributes, personal and working skills to become professional in their fields.

  1. The Expected Learning Outcomes of the Programme

The Programme’s goals and objectives are translated into the expected learning outcomes, which are presented in the following table.

ELOs
1.1 Demonstrate a general knowledge of Marxist-Leninist philosophy and Ho Chi Minh Ideology, have an appropriate outlook on life and the world and can also apply theory into practice, have high political awareness and strong class stance.
1.2 Apply basic knowledge of IT and networking to studying, research and everyday tasks.
KNOWLEDGE Generic

Knowledge

1.3 Demonstrate a mastery of advanced Arabic (Level 5 or higher) according to Vietnam’s Foreign Language Proficiency Framework (equivalent to C1 level or higher according to CEFR) and demonstrate an intermediate level of second foreign language (Level 3 at a minimum) according to Vietnam’s Foreign Language Proficiency Framework.
1.4 Comprehend and utilize general scientific knowledge in sports and exercise to improve health and participate in community sports events.
1.5 Comprehend and explain in a simplified manner the military strategies and national defense-security missions of the Party and Government in the new era.
1.6 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of subjects, such as Global Geography, Environment and Development, Statistical Science, Mathematical Science, Probability and Statistics and apply such knowledge into studies, research and daily life.
Specialized

Knowledge

1.7 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of majors related to Arabic language, Vietnamese language, Arabic culture, Vietnamese culture and apply such knowledge into studies, research and professions.
1.8 Demonstrate a basic knowledge of specialized subjects such as Arabic phonetics, Arabic phonology, Arabic morphology, etc. and apply such knowledge into studying, research, and professions.
1.9 Comprehend knowledge of cultures, societies and politics, histories, religions, economics, educations, and customs of Arabic-speaking countries and utilize such knowledge into intercultural environments.
1.10. Demonstrate a wide specialized knowledge of majors “Arabic for Translation and Interpreting”, and apply such knowledge into professions.
2.1 Utilize theory and practice of the Arabic major into different contexts; can analyze, synthesize, assess, and process data; can construct plans, organize execution, and have leadership skills.
Specialized

    Skills

2.2 Demonstrate the skills to manage time, adapt in work environment, study, self-study; can use attained knowledge and professional skills creatively in different situations.
2.3 Demonstrate logical deduction, critical thinking and problem-solving skills by correctly utilizing the appropriate methodologies (such as Marxism – Leninism theories, Ho Chi Minh ideology, etc.) based on comprehensions of objective laws, the trends of the current era, the realities of the country and the path of the Party and the country.
SKILLS 2.4 Demonstrate ability to conduct research and discover new knowledge, as well as collect and process information; have logical and systematic thinking patterns to access and solve issues related to the area of business; can adapt with external changes such as organization and economic situations, as well as domestic and foreign societies.
2.5 Demonstrate ability to creatively and flexibly utilize knowledge and skills into conducting professional activities, analyzing situations, recognizing problems, and solving issues arising from practice and promote changes in professions.
2.6 Demonstrate personal skills such as time management skills, skills to mobilize resource, apply information technology and effectively exploit different information channels; demonstrate skills to self-evaluate, set up objectives to strive for and develop professionally; have the flexibility, ability and methods to adapt with reality.
Supporting

Skills

2.7 Demonstrate abilities to work in groups, cooperate in different groups, as well as displaying the abilities to coordinate and lead (such as managing, allocating tasks, mediating group cooperation, etc.), have professional and modern conduct, and exemplary attitude.
2.8 Demonstrate skills to communicate in many different forms, to apply knowledge, linguistic and cultural skills into social interaction, academic exchanges, professional activities and intercultural communication.
Generic

attributes

3.1 Demonstrate the appropriate personal moral attributes such as patriotism, national pride, as well as healthy living styles, the confidence and willingness to face risks and sacrifice for ideals, the thirst for knowledge and ambitions, etc.
 

 

ATTRIBUTES

 

 

 

 

Specialized

attributes

3.2 Demonstrate appropriate professional moral attributes such as patience, honesty, fairness, transparency, and responsibility; display compliance to professional moral codes, appropriate attitudes towards clients, solidarity, cooperation, and friendliness with peers to perform assigned objectives effectively.
3.3 Display responsibility with society and country; comply with social moral standards; have proper worldview and ethical values, have tolerant, open-minded and neutral attitude, have healthy and civilized living styles suitable with the national cultural identity.

   

  1. Employment Opportunities

Given the generic and specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes developed throughout the Programme, graduates from the DALC are well-equipped to fulfill, take lead in different working positions regardless of rapid socio-economic changes. Here are some but not all jobs that the Programme’s graduate can undertake:

Translators / Interpreters / Editors: The Programme’s graduates are able to work independently as translators and/or interpreters in public, private and/or multi-international organizations, editors in publishing houses, news editors and writers in news agencies, newspapers, television stations, radio stations, and so on.

Office secretaries / Foreign affairs assistants / Tour guides: The Programme’s graduates are able to perform administrative work in both public and private multi-national organizations in a wide range of industries such as business, international cooperation, travel and tourism and so on.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Total credits: 128 credits
I Generic knowledge 16 credits
II General Discipline Knowledge 9 credits
+ Required courses 3 credits
+ Elective courses 6/9 credits
III Specific Discipline Knowledge 10 credits
+ Required courses 6 credits
+ Elective courses 4/18 credits
IV Inter-discipline Knowledge 57 credits
+ Required courses 51 credits
+ Elective courses 6/24 credits
V Major Knowledge 36 credits
+ Required courses 18 credits
+ Elective courses 9 credits
Graduation Paper and Practicum 9 credits
  Total credits 128 credits

 

Programme Structure

No. Course code Courses Number of credits Number of credit hours Codes of prerequisite courses
      Theory Practice Self-study  
I   Block I: Generic knowledge 16        
1 PHI1006 Marxist-Leninist Philosophy 3 30 15
2 PHI1008 Political Economics of Marxism and Leninism 2 20 10
3 PHI1002 Scientific Socialism 2 20 10
4 POL1001 Ho Chi Minh Ideology 2 20 10
5 HIS1001 History of Vietnamese Communist Party 2 20 10
6 Foreign Language B1 5 30 75 15
FLF1107 English B1
FLF1307 French B1
FLF1407 Chinese B1
FLF1507 German B1
FLF1607 Japanese B1
FLF1707 Korean B1
FLF1807 Spanish B1
FLF1907 Thai B1
FLF2107 Italian B1
FLF2207 Laotian B1
7 Physical Education 4
8 National Defence Education 8
II   General Discipline Knowledge 9        
II.1   Required courses 3
9 FLF1008 Skills for University Success 3 27 15 3
II.2   Elective courses 6/9
10 ARA1001 General Geography 3 27 15 3 ARA4031
11 ARA1002 Environment and Development 3 27 15 3 ARA4031
12 FLF1007 Information and Communications Technology 3 27 15 3
III   Specific DisciplineKnowledge 10        
III.1   Required courses 6        
13 HIS1056 Introduction to Vietnamese Culture 3 30 10 5
14 VLF1052 Introduction to Vietnamese Linguistics 3 30 10 5
III.2   Elective courses 4/18        
15 MAT1078 Statistics for Social Sciences 2 15 15    
16 VLF1053 Practical Vietnamese 2 20 6 4
17 FLF1002 Scientific Research Methodology 2 15 13 2
18 PHI1051 General Logics 2 20 6 4
19 FLF1003 Critical Thinking 2 15 13 2
20 FLF1001 Artistry 2 20 10
21 HIS1053 History of World Civilization 2 22 7 1
22 FLF1004 Introduction to South-East Asian Cultures 2 20 8 2
23 PSF3002 General Psychology 2 20 6 4
IV Inter-discipline Knowledge 57        
IV.1   Languages and Cultures Knowledge 18        
IV.1.1   Required courses 12        
24 ARA2001 Arabic Linguistics 1 3 10 30 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
25 ARA2002 Arabic Linguistics 2 3 10 30 5 ARA2001
26 ARA2003 Arabic Country Studies 1 3 30 10 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
27 ARA2004 Intercultural Communication 3 30 10 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
IV.1.2 Elective courses 6/24
28 ARA2005 Pragmatics 3 30 10 5 ARA2002

 

29 ARA2006 Contrastive Linguistics 3 30 10 5 ARA2002
30 ARA2007 Functional Grammar 3 30 10 5 ARA2002
31 ARA2008 Sociolinguistics 3 30 10 5 ARA2006
32 ARA2009 Arabic Literature 1 3 30 10 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
33 ARA2010 Arabic Country Studies 2 3 30 10 5 ARA2003
34 ARA2011 Arabic Literature 2 3 30 10 5 ARA2009
35 ARA2014 Culture of Asian Countries 3 30 10 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
IV. 2   Arabic Language Proficiency

Skills

39        
36 ARA4021 Arabic 1A 4 32 80 8
37 ARA4022 Arabic 1B 4 32 80 8
38 ARA4023 Arabic 2A 4 32 80 8 ARA4021; ARA4022
39 ARA4024 Arabic 2B 4 32 80 8 ARA4021; ARA4022
40 ARA4025 Arabic 3A 4 32 80 8 ARA4023; ARA4024
41 ARA4026 Arabic 3B 4 32 80 8 ARA4024; ARA4023
42 ARA4028 Arabic 4A 4 32 80 8 ARA4025; ARA4026
43 ARA4029 Arabic 4B 4 32 80 8 ARA4025; ARA4026
44 ARA4031 Arabic 3C 3 30 20 10 ARA4023; ARA4024
45 ARA4032 Arabic 4C 4 30 20 10 ARA4025; ARA4026
V   Major Knowledge 36        
V.1   Required courses 18        
46 ARA3002 Interpretation 3 10 30 5 ARA3001

 

47 ARA3003 Translation 3 10 30 5 ARA3001

 

48 ARA3001 Translation Theory 3 10 30 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
49 ARA3004 Interpretation for Specific Purposes 3 10 30 5 ARA3002
50 ARA3005 Translation for Specific Purposes 3 10 30 5 ARA3003
51 ARA3023 Professional Skills for Translators and Interpreters 3 10 30 5 ARA3001

 

V.2   Elective courses 9/45
V.2.1   Advanced courses 6/18  
52 ARA3007 Advanced Translation 3 10 30 5 ARA3002, ARA3003
53 ARA3008 Translation of Special Topics 3 10 30 5 ARA3004, ARA3005
54 ARA3018 Arabic for Information and Technology 3 10 30 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
55 ARA3019 Translation of News 3 10 30 5 ARA3003
56 ARA3020 Translation of Literary Works 3 10 30 5 ARA3003
57 ARA3006 Translation Analysis and Assessment 3 10 30 5  ARA3003
V.2.2   Supplementary courses 3/27        
58 ARA3009 Arabic for Economics and Commerce 3 10 30 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
59 ARA3010 Arabic for Finance and Banking 3 10 30 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
60 ARA3011 Arabic for Business Management 3 10 30 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
61 ARA3012 Arabic for Tourism and Hospitality 3 10 30 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
62 ARA3013 Egyptian Dialects 3 10 30 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
63 ARA3014 Arabic for Law 3 10 30 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
64 ARA3015 Arabic for Office Administration 3 10 30 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
65 ARA3016 Arabic for Culture and Arts 3 10 30 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
66 ARA3017 Arabic for Architecture and Construction 3 10 30 5 ARA4028; ARA4029
V.3   Graduation paper and Internship 9        
67 ARA4001 Internship 3
68 ARA4051 Graduation paper or alternative subject(s) 6
Total Credits 128

Notes:

Foreign Language courses in the Generic Knowledge Block have their credits included in the total credits of the Programme, but the final assessment results of these courses are not added in the semester GPAs and the aggregate cumulative GPA of the Programme.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

Course title: Marxism – Leninism Philosophy

Course code: PHI1006                                              Credit points:  3

Basic principles of Marxism – Leninism provide students with an appropriate view and methodology of philosophy through the contents of dialectical materialism and historical materialism. On that basis, it clarifies the fundamental theoretical basis and directly leads to the appearance and main principles of the Marxist – Leninist doctrine on socialism.

Course title: Political Economics of Marxism and Leninsm

Course code : PHI1008                                             Credit points :  2

Following Marxism – Leninism Philosophy, this couse also shows the most basic principles of Marxism-Leninism about capitalist mode of production by studying three economic theories: value theory, surplus value theory and State monopoly of capital. These doctrines not only clarify the major economic laws that govern the movement of the market economy, capitalist production, but also demonstrate the indispensability of the collapse of capitalism and the victory of socialism. On that basis, it clarifies the fundamental theoretical basis and directly leads to the appearance and main principles of the Marxist – Leninist doctrine on socialism.

Course title: Scientific socialism

Course code: PHI1002                                              Credit points:  2

The course provides to students basic and advanced knowledge, modernization of socio-political philosophy, knowledge of scientific socialism, scientific methods of thinking, and solving skills. solve problems in work and life; be able to detect and solve theoretical and practical problems from a professional perspective.

Course title: Ho Chi Minh Ideology

Course code : POL1001                                            Credit points : 2

This course provides learners with a comprehensive introduction to the foundation, the formation and development of Ho Chi Minh Ideology; The system of comprehensive and insightful views on some basic issues of the Vietnamese revolution, including the issue of ethnicity and revolution of national liberation; socialism and the transitional road to socialism in Vietnam; Communist Vietnam; great national unity and international solidarity; democracy and the formation of the state by the people, for the people; morality, culture, and the construction of new people; The contributions of Ho Chi Minh in both theoretical and practical aspects to the revolution of Vietnamese people.

Course title: History of Vietnamese Communist Party

Course code: HIS1001                                              Credit points: 2

This course provides students with knowledge and skills concerning the historical background, the process of establishing the Communist Party of Vietnam, the subject of planning the revolutionary lines of Vietnam; basic and systematic knowledge of the revolutionary line of the Party including the system of views, guidelines and policies on the objectives, directions, tasks and solutions of the Vietnamese revolution shown through the Party’s resolutions in the process of leading the Vietnamese revolution from the people’s democratic revolution to the socialist revolution and some basic areas of social life of the Party’s line during the Renovation process. After this course, students will be able to apply specialized knowledge of the Party’s and State’s lines, policies and laws to actively and positively solve economic, political, cultural and social problems.

Course title: Foreign Language B1

Credit points: 5

This course aims at improving students’ second foreign language proficiency. It is the third course in a series of three courses which is expected to helps students achieve the second foreign language proficiency at level 3 (or B1 – CEFR)  The course content includes Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Grammar and Vocabulary. At the end of the course, students can: understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.;deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken; produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest; describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

Course title: Physical Education

Credit points: 4

This course is designed to investigate and apply the basic concepts and principles of lifetime physical fitness and other health-related factors. Emphasis is placed on wellness through the study of nutrition, healthy lifestyle and practice of popular sports. Upon completion, students should be able to plan a personal, lifelong fitness program based on individual needs, abilities,

and interests and acquire basic skills of popular sports, e.g football, volleyball, etc.

Course title: National Defense Education

Credit points: 8

The objectives of this training course are to educate students about patriotism, pride and respect for national traditions; to equip students with the basic knowledge on defense – security and military skills necessary for students to fully aware of the rights, obligations, responsibility for the cause of building and defending the country.

Course title: Skills for University Success

Course code: FLF1008                                                         Credit points: 3

The course provides to the students can understand learning requirements, how to study success, developing learning skills, promote the initiative and autonomy. Beside, the learner can identify who you are in a university setting, understand the requirements of the university environment, be more active with your studies, manage their time effectively, plan and track your learning, develop critical thinking skills and enjoy student life.

Course title: General Geography

Course code: ARA1001                                                        Credit points: 3

The course introduces basic knowledge in geography in order for learners to understand the natural and socio-economic development in 22 Arabic countries. The course will focus on topography and climate, population geography, religion geography, political geography, economic geography, industrial geography, ect.

Course title: Environment and Development

Course code: ARA1002                                                        Credit points: 3

This course provides students with knowledge about the environment and its effects on human; the causes of land, water and air pollution; deforestation and its consequences as well as waste and energy consumption issues. Students will also be equipped with knowledge in country studies and natural sciences, thus more aware of environment protection. Besides, this subject will encourage students to apply language skills to exploring, researching and discussing topics of interest.

Course title: Information and Communications Technology

Course code: FLF1007                                                         Credit points: 3

The course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge about information, computers, software and information technology applications. It also trains students in skills of using the operating system, using popular office software and utilizing some services on the Internet in service of their language learning and doing research. Besides, the course also provides students with basic knowledge about communication.

Course title: Statistics for Social Sciences

Course code : MAT1078                                                      Credit points : 2

This course enables students to understand and apply statistical techniques to social science research questions, using statistics to understand social phenomena. The course will present a foundation for when, how, and why different statistical techniques are utilized to answer social research questions.the two variables.

Course title: Introduction to Vietnamese Culture

Course code: HIS1056                                                          Credit points: 3

This course provides learners with basic concepts of Vietnamese culture. By offering general knowledge, this course helps learners explain different aspects of Vietnamese culture such as the relationships between people, natural environment, social environment and culture; main features of cultural interaction between Vietnam and China, as well as Vietnam and India, etc. Besides, fundamental components of Vietnamese culture such as languages, religions, rituals, beliefs, and history are also introduced.

Course title: Introduction to Vietnamese Linguistics

Course code: VLF1052                                                         Credit points: 3

The phonetics section provides knowledge about the linguistic characteristic of Vietnamese language such as syllables, syllable structure, and phonetic system. The semantics section offers knowledge about usage of words such as word composition, word meaning, synonyms, antonyms and meanings of sentences like the descriptive meaning of a sentence. The grammar section provides the knowledge of words, phrases, and sentences. The syllabus section provides a number of key theories such as theories of communicative activity and theories of language action

Course title: Practical Vietnamese

Course code: VLF1053                                                         Credit points: 2

This course comprises three main parts. Part one: Receive the text: This part briefly introduces about text, text types, text summary, topic and sub-topic identification. Part two: Create the text: This part introduces the steps to outline a text, different ways to organize a text and methods in writing a paragraph and linking paragraphs. Part three: Practice writing sentence, wording.

Course title: Scientific Research Methodology

Course code: FLF1002                                                         Credit points: 2

This course equips learners with fundamental knowledge about research methodology including basic concepts and principles of research. Besides, learners can practice with the basic steps of doing research, apply the acquired knowledge in research papers, reports and get access to specialized documents and Internet sources.

Course title: General Logics

Course code: PHI1051                                                          Credit points: 2

This course studies the forms and principles of thinking that aims at the awareness of the objective reality. Learners are expected to analyze the structures of the thinking process and understand logical steps of human being.

Course title: Critical Thinking

Course code: FLF1003                                                         Credit points: 2

This course focuses on five major themes, namely “Concept Development,” “Message Analysis,” “Prejudice identification,” “Argument Analysis,” and “Problem Solving”, which assist learners in developing critical thinking. The course involves different skills and practices, provides learners with the chance to develop important academic skills such as teamwork and time management

Course title: Artistry

Course code: FLF1001                                                         Credit points: 2

This course contains art subjects such as painting, music, film, photography, architecture, visual art, etc. Through the perception of different art forms, learners will improve their ability to appreciate art and develop aesthetic sense..

Course title: History of World Civilization

Course code: HIS1053                                                          Credit points: 2

This course is basically a history course which demonstrates the development of different civilizations in the world, thus explains the relationships between cultures nowadays as well as modern issues. Learners will be equipped with knowledge about the formation and development of European civilizations as well as Asian, African and American.

Course title: Introduction to Southeast Asian Cultures

Course code: FLF1004                                                         Credit points: 2

This course provides learners with basic knowledge about different cultures in ASEAN countries, their similarities as well as differences. Moreover, in-depth knowledge about the cultures of Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, their values, government system will also be introduced

Course title: General Psychology

Course code: PSF3002                                                          Credit points: 2

Provide students with the basic knowledge system of General Psychology from the perspective of dialectical materialism and historical materialism as the basis for studying other fields of Psychology.

Initially know how to apply the knowledge of Psychology to train themselves and into the work of teaching, educating students at colleges and vocational schools.

Course title: Arabic Linguistics 1

Course code: ARA2001                                                        Credit points: 3

This course introduces main components of Arabic linguistics, vocabulary and grammar. Leaners will also have a chance to practice analyzing, assessing texts and preparing documents for public arguments. This course provides fundamental knowledge about phonetics, morphology, phonology in Arabic language. Learners will also study about parts of speech in Arabic, specifically their features and use. The basic knowledge of Arabic grammar such as nouns, verbs, adjectives, words, adverbs, etc., the usage of words and sentence expressions are strengthened after each lesson.

Course title: Arabic Linguistics 2

Course code: ARA2002                                                        Credit points: 3

This course studies more deeply into phonetics, vocabulary and grammar of Arabic. Learners will learn the grammar-based approach of analyzing and assessing a text, and learn how to write about a specific topic to enhance their language skills. The course provides students with basic and advanced knowledge in Arabic sentence and sentence analysis. The course trains the skills of analyzing words, sentences, paragraphs and applying common grammar knowledge in common texts. The Courses train for learner’s self-study skills, ability to analyze, synthesize, logical thinking, systematic.

Course title: Arabic Country Studies 1

Course code : ARA2003                                                       Credit points : 3

The course focuses on each country in Persian Gulf and Arabian Peninsula, provides students with the general knowledge of the areas: geography, history, culture and society, people; grasp the basic changes of the current Arab society such as the education system, the situation of economic development, the state organizational structure, tourism …

Course title: Inter-Cultural Communication

Course code: ARA2004                                                        Credit points: 3

This course equips learners with crucial professionalism in globalized scenario by discussing about cultural and communication issues. The ultimate goal of the course is to help learners develop their communicating competence, including how to identify critical incidents and avoid culture shocks. The Course also provides students with a most general and specific picture of the Arab world of the soul, to help students understand the Arabs when communicating with them. This course studies general features of cultural blending process and intercultural communication by providing comparative studies of Arabic and Vietnamese cultural traits. After this course, learners will improve their comminication skills and socio-cultural understanding.

Course title: Arabic Pragmatics

Course Code: ARA2005                                                       Credit Points: 3

This course will introduce fundamental concepts in pragmatics in general and in Arabic language in particular. The course requires learners to have sufficient command of Arabic language and culture.  The concepts studied in the course will be accompanied by practical examples for efficient acquisition.

Course title: Constrative Linguistics

Course Code: ARA2006                                                       Credit Points: 3

This course equips learners with theories to compare their mother tongue with Arabic language for the aim of sound understanding in both languages.

The course’s student-centered approach requires learners to actively paricipate in the course under teachers’ instructions.

Course title: Functional Grammar

Course Code: ARA2007                                                       Credit Points: 3

This course instructs learners how to express Arabic language and how to identify Arabic language unit as an independent discourse. By teaching Arabic in contexts, the course systemizes the rules in Arabic into practical language activities and therefore aids learners to command the language.

Course title: Sociolinguistics

Course Code: ARA2008                                                       Credit Points: 3

This course gives students a basic understanding of sociolinguistics, and how the language variations, social classes, cultures, etc. affect Arabic language.

Course title: Arabic Literature 1

Course Code: ARA2009                                                       Credit Points: 3

This course provides students with the most general understanding of literature in Arab countries. The content is arranged according to the development stages of literature in this area. Through this course, students will understand the literature that is still new in Vietnam but has a long history and has greatly influenced world literature in general. Learners will be more understanding of Arab society is reflected in literature vividly. The curriculum is also designed to improve teamwork skills, time management for learners.

Course title: Arabic Country studies 2

Course code : ARA2010                                                       Credit points : 3

The course is a continuation course of Arabic Country Studies 1, to provide students with an understanding in Arab countries, namely customs and practices. Students are introduced to the specific traditional activities that Arabs still practice and preserve national identity as its own. Learners can apply these knowledge in situations of communication, living, working, interacting with indigenous partners, and at the same time developing cultural and critical thinking. The curriculum is also designed to improve teamwork skills, time management for learners.

Course title: Arabic Literature 2

Course code: ARA2011                                                        Credit points: 3

This course includes fundamental knowledge about the writing process of famous Arabic writers. By learning about Arabic literature, learners will effectively develop their language skills. This course is student-centered under teachers’ instructions.

Course title: Culture of Asian Countries

Course code : ARA2014                                                       Credit Points : 4

This course provides fundamental knowledge about cultural features of Asian countries. Learners will have a chance to enhance their critical thinking, teamwork, research project and enrich their vocabulary in cultural fields.

Course title: Arabic 1A

Course code: ARA4021                                                        Credit Points: 4

The course is designed for the Arabic beginners. The course covers basic, daily-life topics to train students in fundamental language skills. At the end of the course, students are familiar with daily conversations in Arabic.

Course title: Arabic 1B

Course code: ARA4022                                                        Credit points: 4

The course provides basic knowledge related to the topics covered in the content of the course. The course focuses on building conversations on each topic with familiar, close and necessary content (eg: greetings and acquaintances, family, daily activities, weather, etc.). Within the learning process, students are allowed to practice communicating on many different topics according to each lesson content. Learners are also trained to listen and understand when participating in communication on familiar topics in the official Arabic such as airports, hotels, restaurants, shops, post offices, learning about some Arab and African countries. In addition, learners also are known about some short joke stories to understand Arabs’ thinking ways.

Course title: Arabic 2A

Course code: ARA4023                                                        Credit Points: 4

This is the next subject of Arabic 1A. During the learning process, learners are trained to acquire the skills to read and understand the contents of appropriate documents, the analytical skills and drafting strategies in writing, the skills to express the content of documents in the writing form. Simultaneously, learners are practised how to write short and simple notes, messages, notices or personal letters. The course equips students with the vocabulary of daily topics as well as speech patterns and simple expressions in everyday communication situations; conveys information about the country and people of Arabic-speaking countries such as religion, some daily life habits … In addition, the course also trains students writing skills. Many exercises were added in the process from easy to difficult. Learners can preliminarily understand the content of simple, familiar texts or short descriptions, especially with the accompanying illustrations.

Course Title: Arabic 2B

Code: ARA4024                                                                    Credit Points: 4

The course provides basic knowledge related to listening and speaking skills. Learners are also trained to listen and understand when participating in communication on familiar topics in the official Arabic such as airports, hotels, restaurants, shops, post offices, learning about some Arab and African countries. In addition, learners also are known about some short joke stories to understand Arabs’ thinking ways. The course focuses on building conversations in specific topics based on familiar, close and necessary content (eg: hobbies and activities in free time, communicating in restaurants, hotels, cinemas, markets, shopping malls, etc.) During the course, students are allowed to practice communicating on a variety of topics according to the content of the lesson.

Course title: Arabic 3A

Course code: ARA4025                                                        Credit points: 4

Following Arabic Linguistics 2A, this couse trains learners in reading and writing skills, concerning more complicated topics of religions, cultures, customs, etc. The course is skill-inclusive, student-centered and practice-based. The course would equip for students: Vocabulary on in-depth topics as well as speech patterns and expressions needed in daily communication situations or working environments; knowledge of Arabic grammar phenomena; information about the country and people of Arabic-speaking countries such as religion, some daily life habits … The course also equips students with knowledge of Arabic grammar phenomena. In addition, the course also trains students writing skills.

Course title: Arabic 3B

Course code: ARA4026                                                                    Credit Points: 4

The course continues to improve listening and speaking skills for Arabic language translation training program students, focus on building conversations in specific situations with each topic with familiar, close and necessary content (eg: summer vacations, birthdays, post offices, train stations, banks, etc.). During the learning process, students are allowed to practice communicating on many different topics according to the content of the lesson. Completing the module, students begin to be able to fluently use Arabic in familiar topics, be able to listen to understand speech, monologue at an average speed of native speakers within or close to the topics included in the program.

Course title: Arabic 4A

Course code: ARA4028                                                                    Credit Points: 4

This course follows the Arabic Linguistics 3B, aiming at sharpening the reading and writing skills trained in previous course. The course provides students with advanced knowledge of Arabic Reading and Writing skills. The course equips learners with a large vocabulary of diverse topics (Eg: natural phenomena, sports, environment, tourism, etc.) to help learners have a sense of initiative for the reading process; the course difficulty degree is equivalent to B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). The course provides the skills to read medium-length and difficulty texts; enhance and apply common grammar knowledge in common texts; be able to read relatively independently; be able to selectively use relevant references. At the same time, the course also trains students to be able to map Arabic grammar knowledge and apply what they have learned to write summaries of lessons and personal letters such as letters of appreciation, cover letters, invitation letters, congratulatory letters, condolences, etc. Besides, the course provides students with basic skills to translate paragraphs having grammar structures related to the lesson.

Course title: Arabic 4B

Course code: ARA4029                                                                    Credit points: 4

The course provides in-depth knowledge of Arabic linguistics and in-depth training of listening and processing skills. The learners at the end of the course can be confident in conversations. The couse is student-centered and diverse in activities. The course provides students with the necessary linguistic knowledge to continue to develop skills that have been completing in previous periods and to form the foundation for higher-level theoretical subjects. Regarding speaking skills: learners are provided with topics, special sentence structures in each specific case, and knowledge around that topic. Learners have the ability to smoothly present the content they have learned and made their point of view related to the mentioned topics. The course provides vocabulary on a variety of topics and needed expressions in daily communication situations or working environments; knowledge of Arabic grammar phenomena; information about the country and people of the Arabic-speaking countries such as economy, culture, society, religion, … Thanks to the course learners are able to listen to the short news read in native accent.

Course title: Arabic 3C

Course code: ARA4031                                                                    Credit points: 3

The course mainly focuses on developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Topics include daily life, study, health, travel, the introduction of some famous cities of the Arab world, some famous universities such as Al-Azhar, African International University… The course also helps students understand the comprehension of moderate length reading, listening topics on topics of daily life, study, travel. The course gives learners chances to accumulate and apply structures in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing skills; express the content by topic in a relatively easy-clear to understand manner and communicate confidently with Arabs.

Course title: Arabic 4C

Course code : ARA4032                                                                   Credit points : 4

This is a subject regarding advanced language skills including Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. The course is divided into two parts : part one includes language practice skills, homework ; part two focuses on exam preparation in the standard output format on topics in life such as careers, media, fashion, travel, education, shopping, art, wildlife protection… Each topic is divided into many aspects through short, long conversations, writing essays… The skills are distributed evenly according to the design of the standard output test.

Course title: Translation Thoery

Course code: ARA3001                                                                    Credit points: 3

This course provides learners with a basic knowledge of interpretation and translation. Translation theory is a module that provides basic knowledge of general theory and methods of translating from Vietnamese into Arabic and from Arabic to Vietnamese in particular. After this course, learners will understand the requirements and skills of a translator/interpreter as well as ways to identify and handle problems in interpreting/ translating. Based on the solid grammar that has been accumulated over the first 2 years, the courss helps students approach and form the ability to translate; provides students with the skills to develop effective translation and interpretation skills such as text analytical skills, language level, and writing styles. apply technology to the process of translating and interpreting.

Course Title : Interpretation

Code : ARA3002                                                                               Credit Points : 3

In this course, learners are offered the chance to practice interpreting short dialogues, short monologues with simple content in about 2 minutes that can either be read directly by the teachers or played by the radio in the forms of audio files downloaded from the Internet. Students learn how to translate internal conversations appearing in daily life from Vietnamese into Arabic and vice versa. In this course, students can also proficiently use many vocabularies, simple to complex sentence structures related to simple fields, daily life. They are able to take notes, remember information, analyze information and convey back accurately and completely.

Course title: Translation

Course code: ARA3003                                                                    Credit points: 3

In this course, learners are offered the chance to practice translating short documents (about 150 – 200 words) about familiar themes such as culture, society, sports, entertainment that are mainly extracted from books, newspaper and journals. The course provides students with the knowledge and ability to use Arabic in translation work, including reading comprehension skills, summary, translation analysis and practice of translating text types from Arabic to Vietnamese and vice versa. The course equips students with vocabulary, technical phrases and sentence patterns that are frequently used in Arabic texts as well as helps them familiarize the general layout of a text using the Arabic language.

Course title: Professional Skill for Translators and Interpreters

Course code : ARA3023                                                                   Credit points : 3

This course provides learners with basic knowledge and skills of a professional interpreter/translator such as searching for interpreting/translating jobs, communicating with clients, setting the price for interpreting/translating service, preparing for interpretation/translation, behaving as an interpreter, dealing with clients after finishing the translating contract. Learners will learn through practical cases that are visually illustrated. Importantly, learners can have a chance to practice interpreting in mock conference and observe in real conference under teacher’s instructions.

Course title: Interpretation for Specific Purposes

Course code : ARA3004                                                                   Credit points : 3

In this course, students are offered the opportunity to translate dialogues and monologues that are longer than 10 minutes. The source language may either be read directly by the teachers or played by the radio in the forms of audio files. By practicing and analysing different interpreting versions with teachers and peers, learners will form and develop essential interpreting skills and strategies.

Course title: Translation for Specific Purposes

Course code : ARA3005                                                                   Credit points : 3

In this course, learners are given the opportunity to translate relatively long documents from Arabic to Vietnamese and vice versa (about 250 – 300 words) with familiar content such as culture, society, education, medical care… which is mainly extracted from sources like books, magazines, journals, the Internet. The teaching methods applied involve lecture, self-study, discussion, teamwork, big project and homework.

Course Tittle: Translation of News

Course code: ARA3019                                                                    Credit points: 03

The course provides the knowledge of journalism in general and the characteristics of Arab newspapers in particular. Students are taught techniques of exploring and translating news from the Arabian news as well as familiarizing themselves with the language and style used in the Arabian news in diverse fields such as economics, culture, education, and technology.

Course title: Translation of Special Topics

Course code : ARA3008                                                                   Credit points : 3

In this course, learners are given the opportunity to translate relatively long documents from Arabic to Vietnamese and vice versa (about 250 – 300 words) with familiar content such as culture, society, education, medical care, which is mainly extracted from sources like books, magazines, journals, the Internet. The teaching methods applied involve lecture, self-study, discussion, teamwork, big project and homework.

Course Title: Arabic for Economic and Commerce

Course code:  ARA3009                                                                   Credit points: 3

This course provides learners with basic concepts of economics such as the market economy, market prices, supply and demand, etc. This course also focuses on improving learner’s writing skill, especially in writing thesis. Other topics such as critical writing, rules and requirements of academic writing, plagiarism are also discussed.

Course title: Arabic for Office Administration

Course code : ARA3015                                                                   Credit points : 03

This course is designed for learners who wish to work in office administrative positions after they graduate instead of becoming a teacher. This course will  equip learners with professionalism as well as communicative skills in the office environment. In this course, learners will be taught numerous skills such as communicating, basic office management, planning, problem – solving, etc.

Course title: Translation Analysis and Assessment

Course code : ARA3006                                                                   Credit points : 3

In this course, learners develop necessary skills and techniques to analyse a text before translating it into the target language. Learners will acquire critical approaches to different types of documents from basic (advertisement, notice, guideline, etc) to complex (scientific report, journals, business contract, legal documents, literature, etc). In this course, students are required to work in individuals, in peers, in groups and present about an optional topic.

Course title: Advanced Translation

Course code: ARA3007                                                                    Credit points: 3

In this course, learners are given the opportunity to translate relatively long documents from Arabic to Vietnamese and vice versa (about 250 – 300 words) with familiar content such as culture, society, education, medical care, which is mainly extracted from sources like books, magazines, journals, the Internet. The teaching methods applied involve lecture, self-study, disussion, teamwork, big project and homework.

Course title: Arabic for Information Technology

Course code : ARA3018                                                                   Credit points : 3

This course provides students with a basic knowledge on information technology, technical terms, and guidance to apply technology in learning a foreign language effectively. After the course, students are able to make use of computer and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and collect information.

Course title: Translation of Literary Works

Course code : ARA3020                                                                   Credit points : 3

The course introduces students to basic knowledge regarding theories of literary translation, thus highlighting characteristics of translating each specific literary genre such as novel, poetry, prose and drama. Teachers instruct students to analyze the literary translations of each genre and compare it with the original.

Course title: Arabic for Finance and Banking

Course code : ARA3010                                                                   Credit points : 3

This course is in profession-oriented Arabic in order to equip learners with the fundamental knowledge in Finance and Banking in relation to the heated issues of the economy and finance system of the world and of Vietnam. Learners are offered the chance to come into contact with different types of documents used in economy/finance deals as well as the academic language used in scientific documents. Another focus of the course is to enrich learners’ vocabulary and language skills to help them be more confident and skillful to study in the undergraduate level and in higher education level.

Course title: Arabic for Business Management

Course code : ARA3011                                                                   Credit points : 3

The course provides basic knowledge in the field of business administration with technical terms in human resource management, general business administration, quality management, service management, administration. international business administration, commerce and, marketing. The main objective is to prepare students to undertake tasks in Finance, Marketing, and Human Resources.

Course title: Arabic for Tourism and Hospitality

Course code : ARA3012                                                                   Credit points : 3

This is an advanced course in English. It provides learners with knowledge about policies and planning in tourism, eco-tourism, eco-tourism management, clients and tourism marketing, hotel management, advertisement and sales in tourism, public relation and so on.

Course title: Egyptian Dialects

Course code: ARA3013                                                                    Credit points: 3

The course is designed to help students get acquainted with dialetcs commonly used in Arab communities. After the course, students will be able to hear basic dialect, strategically do studies and research on common dialects and use dialects to communicate with the Arabs.

Course title: Arabic for Law

Course code: ARA3014                                                                    Credit points: 3

This course provides students with the most basic knowledge of law such as distinctions between laws (economic law, civil law, criminal law, labor law …). Students also will be able to distinguish the types of existing companies as well as the related concepts such as legal status, business contracts, charter capital, company establishment, company dissolution …

Course title: Arabic for Culture and Arts

Course code : ARA3016                                                                   Credit points : 3

The course introduces the traits of Islamic art and culture and provides useful information on sacred cultural festivals in the Islamic world such as Ramadan, and Festival of sacrifice, as well as Islamic sculpture.

Course title: Arabic for Achitecture and Construction

Course code : ARA3017                                                       Credit points : 3

The course provides basic knowledge in the field of architecture with technical terms and Introduces architectural Arabic works such as Khufu pyramids, Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Buji Khalifa Tower in the United Arab Emirates; Mecca … and the mysteries about the pyramids.