Arabic conversation class
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LA201
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to reinforce and consolidate the ability to communicate in Arabic in everyday situations. Ideal for students who have done 2 or 3 years of Arabic and have studied past tenses and are looking to practise more talking and listening skills.
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?
We will be revising and consolidating topics related to current affairs, society and culture, customs, personal information, dates and time, describing people and places and talking about the past and daily routines.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- You will increase your vocabulary.
- consolidate grammar and gain fluency when talking through a variety of communicative activities.
- Speak clearly to be heard and understood.
- Make contributions to the discussion that are relevant to the subject.
- Form simple sentences with appropriate word order.
- Give specific information about time and place using prepositional phrases.
- Give a short description and make comparisons.
- Talk about the past and daily routine by using common verbs.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Arabic 2 lower/ 2 upper or 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?
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?
Based on tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LA202 Arabic conversation.