Arabic Regional Dialects-The Levant

Course Dates: 14/11/20
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: Online
Tutors:
Alaa Sonjoq

This course will equip you with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in a range of different Arabic dialects in a variety of situations. You will need to have studied Arabic for at least a year or have an equivalent level and have some knowledge of the alphabet.



Please note that there is a discount for enrolling on more than one of the workshops in this series: See offer details



LAW001 7th Nov-Egypt

LAW002 14th Nov-The Levant

LAW003 21st Nov-The Gulf

LAW004 28th Nov-Sudan

LAW005 5th Dec-Morocco and



LAW1111 1st Nov -Arabic writing for beginners.

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?

The course will also provide you with the needed cultural awareness and competences that will help you to demonstrate respect and appreciation. It includes high-frequency vocabulary and phrases likely to be heard in different regions where Arabic is spoken. Each week will focus on a different dialect and will be taught by a different tutor each week who speaks the relevant dialect from these countries/ regions:

7th Nov-Egypt
14th Nov-The Levant
21st Nov-The Gulf
28th Nov-Sudan
5th Dec-Morocco.

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?

Amongst the topics covered will be:

Greetings and simple courtesies
Talking about your family
Making small talk
Going shopping
Asking for directions
At the grocer
A day in my life
Food and drinks.
At the pharmacy
Buying a ticket.
Some commonly used expressions.

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

Understand the differences between Modern Standard Arabic and the Arabic spoken in different regions and be able to be able to use the dialect words and phrases in conversations.

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

Suitable if you have studied Arabic for a year or have an equivalent level.

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 the tutor's own materials.

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

Please ask your tutor for advice.

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Book your place

Course Code: LAW002

Sat, day, 14 Nov - 14 Nov '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £39.00
Senior fee: £39.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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

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