Arabic through culture 2 upper: module 3
Time: 10:15 - 12:15
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LA237
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course will develop your competence in speaking and understanding spoken and written Arabic at an intermediate level. The course also aims at improving fluency and accuracy in communication and will deepen your knowledge and understanding of customs, traditions and daily life throughtout the Arab region.
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: leisure and free time, going out, transport, traveling, Bedouin life in the desert, historical places, traditional food and clothes in Jordan.
Grammar: form of the verb, subjunctive, adjective, comparative and superlative, plural, conjugate the verbs and verbal nouns 6 -10
Topics: The weather, environment, health and happiness, arts and cinema, hobbies and daily routine activities
Grammar: past and present tense of regular and some irregular verbs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Talk about your free time
- Ask for information and speak about traveling, directions
- Understand more about traditions and food.
- Talk about your experiences traveling to Arab countries
- Write and read texts, blogs, road signs and leaflets
- Ask questions in a formal/informal way
- Understand Arabic everyday life and culture
- Describe the desert and the Bedouin lifestyle, food and clothes.
- Find out more about tourist sights in Jordan: Petra and Wadi Rum
- Participate in straightforward social conversations
- 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 2 upper: module 2 or have studied Arabic for two and a half years.
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?
Based on the tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please check with the tutor.