Course Dates 2023/24
- Michaelmas Term (8 weeks) – registration open.
Classes start on Tuesday 10 October 2023.
- Lent Term (8 weeks) – registration open.
Classes start on Tuesday 16 January 2024.
- Easter Term (4 weeks) – registration open.
Classes start on Tuesday 23 April 2024
- Beginners: Thursday 10am – 12pm
- Intermediate: Thursday 12pm – 2pm
- Advanced: Tuesday 11pm – 1pm
Beginners – The beginners level of Arabic is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Arabic. The purpose of this course is to develop student’s language proficiency and communication skills in Modern Standard Arabic. The course introduces students to the sounds, scripts and basic structures of Arabic grammar while building reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
Intermediate – The course aims to consolidate students’ knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic and continue to develop the four language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking at the intermediate level of proficiency. The course utilizes previously acquired grammar and vocabulary to improve students’ conversation and comprehension skills. Particular emphasis is placed on reading and expanding student’s knowledge of Arabic grammar and vocabulary
Advanced – The course aims to develop Arabic language skills and expand students’ knowledge of Arabic vocabulary, grammatical structures, idioms, fluency and style at the advanced level of proficiency. The course focuses on authentic materials dealing with topics such as politics, history, society, economics, religion, culture and literature. Particular emphasis is placed on reading comprehension, composition and translation