Arabic 4: module 1
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.
Course Code: LA410
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 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?
Professions and job advertisements, famous writers, love and marriage, famous love stories in Arabic literature, the poet: Nizar Qabbani , women’s lives and religion, culture and politics, religion and holy places in the Arab world.
Grammar: consolidation of previously learnt grammar, form of the verbs, plural, verbal noun” Masdar” use of “an”, accusative of the absolute, adjective phrases, the construction of “idafa” phrases, verbal and noun sentences, connectors.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand the main ideas of extended speech/long texts and follow the lines of argument provided
the topic is reasonably familiar
- Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity with Arabic speakers
- Talk about jobs, love, marriage, religion in the Arab world
- Ask for information and talk about jobs, learning and famous writers
- Ask questions in a formal/informal way by using a Levantine accent
- Talk about opinions and give reasons.
- Gain more knowledge about different religions and holy places in the Middle East.
- Describe women’s lives in the Arab world and their role in society.
- Write and read long texts description and advertisements.
- Improve your grammar and understand more complex sentences.
- Express opinions, discuss advantages/disadvantages of various options.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Arabic 3 upper module 3, or studied Arabic for approximately 4-5 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?
Chapters 10-13 of Arabiyyat Al-naas Book 2 by Munther Younis and Handa Al-Masri.
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 4 : module 2.