What is the course about?
The course aims to equip you with the skills to converse in everyday situations using Arabic . Modern Standard Arabic and the spoken form close to it are used in the class. Reference will be made to the major colloquial varieties, when relevant.
What will we cover?
Topics: Self and others, house and home, work and leisure, travel , food and cooking, spoken dialects and cultural knowledge.
Grammar: Pronouns, plural, adjectives, present and past tense, verbal noun and negatives forms of the verb.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Discuss/talk about family, relations and friends
- Give and ask for personal information
- Ask for information and speak about professional life
- Discuss jobs, sport and leisure, travel and tourism
- Talk about food
- Express preferences/likes/dislikes
- Learn about Arabic everyday life and culture
- Participate in straightforward social conversations
- Participate in a culture-related trip.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Students should have completed Arabic beginners or have studied Arabic for about a year. Students should have covered the tenses and be familiar with the conjugation of verbs.
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 the tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Arabic 2 lower: module 2.
Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details