Arabic 3 lower : mod 3
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now started
Course Code: LA331
Duration: 9 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to improve your intermediate level competence in all skills so that you can communicate
more effectively and confidently with Arabic speakers.
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?
Traveling and visiting Arab cities in the Middle east; Nablus in Palestine, Beirut in Lebanon, Damascus in Syria and Cairo in Egypt. Comparing daily life and culture in different Arab cities.
Grammar: Negate the past verb by using “lam” with hollow verbs, forms of the verb, case endings and passive.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Talk about history of Arabic cities and culture
- Ask for information and talk about dates, traditional, foods and travel
- Ask questions in a formal/informal way
- Compare people, lifestyle, culture , weather and transport in Arab cities.
- Learn more about how to speak and recognise different accents: Egyptian and Levant.
- Write and read long texts and description.
- Improve your speaking through using the grammar structures correctly.
- Develop strategies for coping with unfamiliar language or unexpected responses, such as asking for repetition or clarification.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Arabic 3 lower: module 2, or studied Arabic for approximately 3 years recently or have developed an equivalent competence in the language.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc). It would also be useful if you had some knowledge of intermediate grammar terminology.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Chapters 17-20 Arabiyyat Al - Naas book 1
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 3 upper: module 1 in September.