Course Outlines

Course Dates 2022/23

  • Michaelmas Term (8 weeks) – registration open.
    Tuesday 4 October – Friday 2 December 2022 (classes start on Tuesday 11 October 2022).
  • Lent Term (8 weeks) – registration open.
    Tuesday 17 January – Friday 17 March 2023 (classes start on Tuesday 17 January 2023).
  • Easter Term (4 weeks) – registration open.
    Tuesday 25 April – Friday 16 June 2023 (classes start on Tuesday 25 April 2023)

Timetable 2022/23

  • Beginners: Tuesday 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
  • Intermediate: Wednesday 11.00 am – 1.00 pm
  • Advanced: Thursday 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Course Outlines

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