Arabic: an introduction for beginners in collaboration with the British Museum

Course Dates: 29/01/21 - 19/02/21
Time: 17:30 - 20:15
Location: Online
Tutors:
Nora Allali-Carling



This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to the Middle East to provide a foundation in the Arabic language.Please note, this course will be taught online and not at the British Museum.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

Learn the basics of Arabic and apply them to objects and inscriptions held at the British Museum.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The foundations of Arabic. Details of the content and of the objects will be provided at the start of the course by the tutor.

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

-Use numbers to tell the time, days of the week and time periods
-Exchange greetings
-Give and request personal information (name, number, email)
-Talk about countries and nationalities
-Recognise dates and dynasty
-Opening and closing times
-Describing objects
-Locations of different objects (e.g floors, room number, gallery)
-Giving directions
-Discussions of various cultural topics inspired by the objects at the British Museum (Ancient and contemporary civilisations and cultures of the Middle East).

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable if you are a complete beginner.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Classroom activities will follow the traditional approach but will aim at a high level of student interaction with pair and group work using Zoom. Students are expected to participate in the activities and to do homework every week.

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Resources and handouts will be provided by the tutor through Google classroom.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

A progression course at City Lit. The tutor will be able to advise you.

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Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: LBMA3

Please choose a course date 

Fri, eve, 29 Jan - 19 Feb '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Full fee: £129.00
Senior fee: £103.00
Concession: £79.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

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