Arabic 3 Levantine: module 1
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Develop your fluency on this course taught in Arabic, with the emphasis on speaking and listening. You should have
studied Arabic for four years or equivalent and have a fairly good command of the language. This course will help you bring all your experience of learning MSA to life by speaking with a Levantine accent.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LA310
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 with a focus on a Levantine accent and vocabulary.
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?
The main topics/issues covered are food and drink, married life, work, fashion and traditional dress, education at university, short stories, Juha character in Arabic comic stories
Grammar: verbs conjugations, adjectives, comparative and superlative, active participle, passive participle.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity with Arabic speakers
- Talk about travel, transport, weather and education.
- Ask for information and speak about food drinks, culture expressions, university life using levant accent.
- Ask questions in an informal way
- Talk about opinions and give reasons
- Gain more information about the history of traditional clothes and dishes in the Levant countries.
- Understand Arab proverbs about daily situation and culture.
- Understand Arabic everyday life and culture
- Write and read long texts description and find specific details
- Express opinions, discuss a short story, speak a short story in the target accent
- Produce texts with a degree of clarity and detail on a range of subjects and experience.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Arabic 3 lower / upper, or studied Arabic for approximately 4 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 at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Languages. 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).
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 is essential that you have knowledge of more 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?
Based on the tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Arabic 3 Levantine: module 2.