Arabic reading group
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Arab culture? Come and join us to discuss a range of Arabic short stories.You will need to be able to read the alphabet, words and phrases to be able to join this course. Suitable if you have completed beginners module 3.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LA222
Please choose a course date
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
What is the course about?
If you want to start reading in Arabic to improve your understanding, learn more vocabulary and build up confidence in pronunciation, then come and join us to practice reading. You will read and discuss a range of simple Arabic short stories familiar in Arabic culture.
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?
A range of works of literature in Arabic. During each session we will discuss various aspects of the story in
question: themes, plot, characters, style, originality etc. We will also discuss the structure of the sentences, vowels and case ending to improve pronunciation.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Understand the main ideas of the story.
- Identifying the key words, characters and events within a story.
- Expand your vocabulary and knowledge of common phrases.
- Improve your understanding and reading skills.
- Improve your pronunciation and fluency when you read.
- Be able to tell the story by using your own words and the illustration of the story.
- Understand the order of the grammar structure in the sentence, verbs, adjectives, adverb and case endings.
- Express your opinion and participate in group discussions.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied the alphabet before and be able to read individual words and phrases. If you have studied at beginner’s level module 3, you can join this course. Also, you should have:
- an enthusiasm for reading short Arabic texts, for discussing in Arabic in large and small groups, where you
will be expected to take an interest in the responses of the other students about the work discussed
- the willingness and ability to do some reading and preparation outside the class
- a commitment to acquiring and developing ways of understanding the structure of the language.
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?
A notebook for taking notes and making your own list of vocabulary.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
LA232 Arabic reading group in the summer term.