The unit is taught as a "lectorial", which means lecture and tutorial are integrated as a 3-hour block. Each of these sessions will take place on Zoom and will also be recorded and made available on the iLearn site over the Echo360 portal. The unit website also contains additional materials and revision exercises that are designed to assist the student with continuous learning. Active engagement with the website is essential to successfully complete the unit. Discussion of items not covered in class can be conducted online via the Discussion Forum on the unit's iLearn site.
Students are expected to complete the Exercises set in preparation for each class and upload them on the unit's iLearn site before the class. This will enable them to participate actively in class, get feedback on what they have submitted when the exercises are discussed in class, ask pertinent questions, and integrate the new topics into a progressively more solid foundation.
Vocabulary Tests and Translation Tests are conducted and assessed online. For details on the submission of the Translation Task in Week 7) and the Final Test (in Week 13) see the "Assessment at a Glance" section of the iLearn site.
The textbook is B. G. Ockinga, Concise Grammar of Middle Egyptian, 3rd edition (Mainz, 2012).
Students who wish to continue with Egyptian studies should acquire or get a digital copy of: A. H. Gardiner, Egyptian Grammar 3rd ed. (Oxford, 1957 & reprints) and R.O. Faulkner, A Concise Dictionary of Middle Egyptian (Oxford, 1962 & reprints). For digital resources, contact the Convenor.
Transliteration font: a transliteration font that can be used in iLearn developed by David Chapman, a Macquarie student, will be made available on iLearn to download with instructions on how to install it. The font can be used when doing vocabulary and translation tests in iLearn.