What is the course about?
The course aims to enable students to reinforce and consolidate the ability to communicate in Arabic in everyday situations. Ideal for students who have done 2 or 3 years of Arabic and have studied present and past tenses and are looking to practise more talking and listening skills.
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?
We will be revising and consolidating topics related to current affairs, society and culture, customs, going out, at a restaurant, phone and internet chat and holidays.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- You will increase your vocabulary.
- Consolidate grammar and gain fluency when talking through a variety of communicative activities.
- Speak clearly to be heard and understood.
- Make contributions to the discussion that are relevant to the subject.
- Form simple and complex sentences with appropriate word order.
- Speak about your holiday and your social communication.
- Play a customer and a waitress role in a play.
- Express views, opinions and feelings about foods, friends and lifestyle.
- Use formal and informal language to book a table and order food.
- Learn more speaking strategy to develop your speaking confidence
You will increase your vocabulary, consolidate grammar and gain fluency when talking through a variety of communicative activities.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Arabic 2 lower /2 upper or 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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please speak to your tutor at the end of the course.