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LOTE Accreditation Examinations 2023 - ARABIC

The examination for LOTE accreditation (Arabic) is held in June and October each year. In 2023 the exams will be held on Thursday 1 June and Thursday 26 October.

The exam consists of a 1.5 hour written examination and a 20 to 30 minutes oral examination for each candidate. The oral component involves reading aloud a text of moderate difficulty without vocalization. It will also involve a short interview with the examiner in Modern Standard Arabic. Candidates are expected to know grammatical concepts and to have some familiarity with Arabic culture, society and history. Please see detailed description for more information.

Applications close 7 days before the exam. 

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The examination for LOTE accreditation (Arabic) will take place in June and October in 2023.

Round 1:  Thursday, 1 June 2023

Time: Written examination: 11.00 am - 12.15 pm

Oral examination: Starts at 1.00 pm. As it is 20-30 minutes per candidate, the first candidate will start at 1.00, the second at 1.30 and so on. The duration depends on how many candidates we have.

Venue:  Room 113, Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, 761 Swanston Street, Parkville, VIC 3010 (see Location Map)

 

Round 2:  Thursday, 26 October 2023

Time: Written examination: 11.00 am - 12.15 pm

Oral examination: Starts at 1.00 pm. As it is 20-30 minutes per candidate, the first candidate will start at 1.00, the second at 1.30 and so on. The duration depends on how many candidates we have.

Venue:  Room 113, Level 1, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, 761 Swanston Street, Parkville, VIC 3010 (see Location Map)

 

Information about the LOTE exam: 

The examination consists of two parts: written and oral.

The written examination (duration: 1.5 hours) will include the following: 
• Vocalising (indicating ALL vowel signs) in part of an unvocalised Arabic text. 
• Providing explicit syntactical analysis of a number of items in the above text (إعراب ). (For this, you need to be thoroughly familiar with concepts such as

​مبتدأ - خبر - فعل - فاعل - مفعول به - حال

etc.) 
• Reading an Arabic text (prose or poetry) and responding (in Arabic) to its contents / answering questions about it or about issues related to it. 
• Writing a piece of 200-250 words in Arabic about a set topic, related to some aspect(s) of Arabic literature and/or Arabic language and/or Arab culture. 
 

The oral assessment follows the written examination and ends at a time depending on the number of applicants; duration 20-30 minutes per applicant. It will include the following: 
• Talking about various aspects of the applicant's background. 
• Talking about some aspect of Arabic literature and/or Arab culture. 
• Reading aloud from an unvocalised Arabic text (a text in which the vowel signs are not indicated), then discussing the contents of the text and/or related issues with the examiner. 
 

Please note that the language of both the written and oral assessment is MODERN STANDARD ARABIC (العربيّة الفصحى), NOT a dialect / local variety of the language.

Applications and payment must be received no later than 7 days before the examination. Payment is by credit card only.