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.
What will we cover?
The main topics/issues covered are: food and drink , health and sports in the Arab world.
Grammar: consolidation of previously learnt grammar, the dual, the verbal nouns corresponding to the
verb patterns, relative pronouns, active/passive participles (patterns).
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
- Express opinions, discuss advantages/disadvantages of various options
- 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: module 1, or studied Arabic for approximately 3 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, 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?
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?
Arabiyyat Al-naas Parts 1 & 2 by Munther Younis and Handa Al-Masri.
Please try: The European Bookshop www.europeanbookshop.com/setbooks (020 7734 5259) 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 3 lower : module 3.