What is the course about?
Learning Arabic through practical & cultural activities.
What will we cover?
Topics: Clothes and colours, education and training, news and media.
Grammar: forms of the verb, doubled verbs, weak verbs, adverbs of time and place, the Idafa and the interrogatives.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Converse in Arabic using simple structures
-Describe and compare people, places, objects and situations
- Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and high frequency vocabulary
- Ask questions in a formal/informal way
- Talk about the past and present
- Discuss about news and media
- Understand Arabic everyday life and culture better
- Participate in straightforward social conversations
- Develop strategies for coping with unfamiliar language or unexpected responses, such as asking for repetition or clarification.
- Use cultural expressions in a variety of contexts
- Write simple sentences using the Arabic script.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course offers progression from Arabic 2 lower: module 1. Students should have studied Arabic for more than a
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 such as native speakers, music, interviews, and YouTube.
- 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 3. Please enrol as soon as possible as places cannot be guaranteed.