What is the course about?
To enable you to converse in basic everyday situations in Arabic and to introduce you to the written forms of the language.
What will we cover?
Topics: In the market, shopping items for party and school , materials, describe what you have, colours, eating and drinking, my favourite dish and at the restaurant.
Grammar: dual noun, using numbers (3-10) with nouns, using to have (ind/ li/ma’a) with the possessive ending,
the root of Arabic words, regular and irregular plural, Using demonstrative pronouns and the case ending ( accusative)
Expression using e.g ”to want”,“ to like”, “ to prefer” to eat”, “to drink” and ”to write”.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Review and consolidate the previous learning.
- Converse in Arabic using simple structures
- Use numbers (1-10) with nouns.
- Shopping for a party, school and traditional items.
- Describe what you have e.g I have a car/ brother/ sister.
- Describe the materials of the objects.
- Describe the colours of the Arab countries flags.
- Express you feeling e.g hungry/ thirsty / fasting.
- Talk about your favourite dish e.g I like/ I dislike..
- Order in a restaurant.
- Use verbs in the present/past with singular pronouns and negate the verb by using ( la & ma ).
- Read basic sentences and write in Arabic e.g shopping list, restaurant menu, advertisements.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for students who have attended Arabic beginners modules 1 and 2 or who have an equivalent knowledge of the language.
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.
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?
Textbook: Mastering Arabic 1 (Palgrave) 3RD EDITION ONLY, tutor's handouts.
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 lower: module 1 in September.