Arabic 3 lower: module 3
Time: 12:45 - 14:15
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LA330
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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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?
Topics: Health and happiness, the body parts, talking about illness, at the pharmacy, asking and giving advice, art and cinema, Arabic in Sudan and the writer Emile Habibi
Grammar: Structures to give advice, past verbs, plurals, using had / might ( qad) with past and present verbs, comparisons between past and future.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-talk about your health and well being
-discuss Arabic art and cinema
- learn about the Arabic spoken in Sudan
- read and write longer texts and descriptions.
- improve your speaking through using 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?
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?
Book: Chapters (12-13) Mastering Arabic book 2, edition 2
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.