Arabic 2 upper: module 1
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LA214
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
To develop your competence in speaking and understanding spoken and written Arabic at an intermediate level. The course also aims at improving fluency and accuracy in communication.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Nationality, family, childhood, obituaries, pronouns
House and Home, descriptions, adjectives, the plural,
Work and routines, a day in the life, housework, CV, present verbs, job opportunities.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Communicate orally and in writing with more fluency and confidence
- Demonstrate improved listening and reading skills and develop a feeling for register of speech (formal/colloquial/regional).
- Discuss aspects of Arabic culture.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have a good command of the language. This stage is for students who have completed Arabic 2 lower or studied Arabic for approximately 2 years.
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities. It is also essential that you have some knowledge of grammar terminology at intermediate level.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide, or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Course textbook: Mastering Arabic 2 SECOND EDITION. Additional materials will be provided by the tutor.
Please try: The European Bookshop www.europeanbookshop.com/setbooks (020 7734 5259) or Grant and Cutler at Foyles-www.foyles.co.uk/languages (020 7440 3248).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Arabic 2 upper:module 2. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.