Arabic 2 upper: module 1

Course Dates: 16/09/19 - 02/12/19
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
Location: EC Euston
Tutors:
Alaa Sonjoq

Suitable if you have studied Arabic for at least two years or have an equivalent level. Improve your reading and speaking skills, develop a more sophisticated use of the language and enhance your understanding of the Arab culture. Suitable if you have studied Arabic for two years or have an euivalent level.

Description

What is the course about?

The course aims to equip you with the skills to converse in everyday situations using Arabic and to communicate in
writing in a variety of situations. Modern Standard Arabic and the spoken form close to it are used in the class.
Reference will be made to the major colloquial varieties, when relevant.

What will we cover?

Based on Mastering Arabic 2 and the tutor's own material, the course has strong emphasis on
communication skills using mainly Modern Standard Arabic and the spoken variety close to it.

Topics: housework, work advertisement, talk about your C.V and work experience, sport and leisure, free time and preference, going out and giving reasons.
Aspects of culture : Arabic proverbs, Arab horse, poet Nizar Qabbani, and views about Syria and Levantine accent.

Grammar: plural, verbal and non-verbal sentences, irregular verbs, negate the verb, using frequently and connecting words ( kama anna), forms of the verb, verbal noun( Al-Masdar) and participles and subjunctive( an).
Use the past and present tense e.g “to prepare”,” to clean”, “to tidy”, “to drive”, to help” , “to hate” and “to meet”.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Give reasons and talk about possibilities.
- Ask for information and speak about work, experience, free time, sport and culture.
- Talk about/express feelings, opinions and emotions e.g “hate”,” prefer”
- Write and read simple texts, e.g advertisement, poet, or a description of events/places/people
- Ask questions in a formal/informal way.
- Compare going out between western and Arab culture.
- Understand and get familiar with spoken dialect e.g Levantine accent.
- Participate in straightforward social conversations and work life.
- Understanding the conjugation of irregular verbs, forms of the verb and the verbal nouns.
- 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 lower: module 2 or studied Arabic for a year and a half. 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.

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?

Course textbook: Mastering Arabic 2. Additional materials will be provided by the tutor.

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 upper: module 2
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See the course guide for term dates and further details

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Course Code: LQA24

Mon, eve, 16 Sep - 02 Dec '19

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £189.00
Senior fee: £189.00
Concession: £115.00

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