Course Outlines

Course Dates 2020/21 

  • Michaelmas Term (8 weeks) – registration open.
    Tuesday 6 October – Friday 4 December 2020 (classes start on Tuesday 6 October 2020).
  • Lent Term (8 weeks) – registration open.
    Tuesday 19 January – Friday 19 March 2021 (classes start on Tuesday 19 January 2021).
  • Easter Term (4 weeks) – registration open.
    Tuesday 27 April – Friday 18 June 2021 (classes start on Tuesday 27 April 2021)

Timetable 2020/21

  • 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