Arabic beginners: module 3
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
To enable you to converse in basic everyday situations in Arabic and to introduce you to the written forms of the language.
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: In the market, shopping items for party and school , materials, describe what you have, colours, eating and drinking, my favourite dish and at the restaurant.
Grammar: dual noun, using numbers (3-10) with nouns, using to have (ind/ li/ma’a) with the possessive ending,
the root of Arabic words, regular and irregular plural, Using demonstrative pronouns and the case ending ( accusative)
Expression using e.g ”to want”,“ to like”, “ to prefer” to eat”, “to drink” and ”to write”.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Review and consolidate the previous learning.
- Converse in Arabic using simple structures
- Use numbers (1-10) with nouns.
- Shopping for a party, school and traditional items.
- Describe what you have e.g I have a car/ brother/ sister.
- Describe the materials
- Describe the colours of the flags of Arab countries.
- Express you feeling e.g hungry/ thirsty / fasting.
- Talk about your favourite dish e.g I like/ I dislike..
- Order in a restaurant.
- Use verbs in the present/past with singular pronouns and negate the verb by using ( la & ma ).
- Read basic sentences and write in Arabic e.g shopping list, restaurant menu, advertisements.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for students who have attended Arabic beginners modules 1 and 2 or who have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
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?
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?
Textbook: Mastering Arabic 1 (Palgrave) 3RD EDITION ONLY, tutor's handouts.
Please try: the European Bookshop with a 10% discount:
http://www.europeanbookshop.com/setbooks.php?institution=3973&class=51 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 lower: module 1 in September.
Micheline Antonian was born and raised in Alexandria, Egypt and moved to the UK in the early 1990s. Soon after she worked for 20+ years as the Regional Director, Arab Region, for the largest women's development NGO in the world. She graduated from Westminster University with a Bachelor's degree in Arabic language and holds a TAFL certificate (Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language). Her work and frequent travelling have broadened her understanding of cultural contexts, as well as the evolution of spoken Arabic. She became familiar with a wide range of different dialects and has developed an appreciation of the cultural differences between the west and Arab world. The more she learnt, the more she realised that teaching the Arabic language to adults would help them discover and appreicate the Arab cultural richness and diversity. She is passionate in guiding students to the same excitements and discoveries that she had found! Her teaching focuses on developing speaking and communicative skills, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, using different classroom activities, while ensuring each and every student accomplishes the goals they set for themselves.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.