Arabic Courses

  • Arabic Language Training 阿拉伯語課程
    1. Arabic Level 1
    2. Arabic Level 1 Plus
    3. Arabic Level 2
    4. Arabic Level 3
    5. Arabic Level 4
    6. Arabic Level 5
    7. Quick Start Arabic Program
  • 5.Arabic Language Training 阿拉伯語課程

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    Arabic is the Classical Arabic language of the 6th century and its modern descendants excluding Maltese. Arabic is spoken in a wide arc stretching across the Middle East, North Africa, and the Horn of Africa. Arabic belongs to the Afro-Asiatic family.

    The literary language, called Modern Standard Arabic or Literary Arabic, is the only official form of Arabic. It is used in most written documents as well as in formal spoken occasions, such as lectures and news broadcasts.

    Arabic is a Central Semitic language, closely related to Aramaic, Hebrew, Ugaritic and Phoenician. The standardized written Arabic is distinct from and more conservative than all of the spoken varieties, and the two exist in a state known as diglossia, used side-by-side for different societal functions.

    We teach Modern Standard Arabic (written) and the educated spoken variety (an example of this is the Arabic as spoken on Al Jazeera satellite channel)

    There are 5 Levels and a quick start course in our Arabic training program.

    a.Arabic Level 1

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    Arabic Level 1 Course Description

    How long does the course last?
    Lessons take place once a week and last 1.5 hours each. This gives a total of 45 hours tuition.

    Who is the course for?
    The course is aimed at a wide range of students with a general interest in Arabic. No prior knowledge of Arabic is required as the course is for complete beginners.

    What are the objectives of the course?
    By the end of the course you will:

        • Be able to communicate in very basic everyday-life situations, including greetings, daily activities, finding your way, telling the time and date, making simple purchases, order the meal, etc.
        • Be able to understand very simple oral and written texts and ascertain specific information on simple topics
        • Have developed an insight into Arab-speaking life, culture and society

    How is the course taught?

        • A communicative approach is used. All four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing) are practiced.
        • With the main emphasis on speaking
        • Students engage in interactive language activities, participating in group and pair work according to a syllabus based on systematic grammatical progression.
        • Students will also be offered guidance in self-study and set optional homework tasks.

    What sort of Arabic do you teach?
    We teach Modern Standard Arabic (written) and the educated spoken variety (an example of this is the Arabic as spoken on Al Jazeera satellite channel)

    What course can I do next?
    After completing level 1, students should be able to join a level 2 class.

    Textbooks:

        • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2007) Mastering Arabic 1, Second Edition w/2 CDs. Palgrave
        • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2011) Master Arabic 1 Activity Book, Palgrave

    References:

        • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2005) Mastering Arabic Script, Palgrave
        • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2005) Mastering Arabic Grammar, Palgrave
        • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2012) Read and Speak Arabic, G and W Publishing

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    b.Arabic Level 1 Plus

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    Arabic Level 1 Plus Course Description

    How long does the course last?
    Lessons take place one a week and last 1.5 hours each. This gives a total of 45 hours tuition.
    Who is the course for?
    The course is aimed at a wide range of students with a general interest in Arabic with the following:

        • finished our Level 1 course or finished 2/3 of our Level 1 course or equivalent
        • a pass at GCSE/O level obtained more than four years ago
        • a recent GCSE/O level grade C or below

    What are the objectives of the course?
    To improve and consolidate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary acquired previously and to achieve the equivalent of A1 level of the CEFR entry level of the NQF
    By the end of the course you will

        • be able to communicate effectively in everyday life situations, including using greetings, talking about daily activities, finding your way, telling the time and date, making purchases, ordering a meal, booking a hotel, etc.
        • be able to understand simple oral passages and written texts and infer specific information from simple texts
        • have developed basic writing skills
        • have developed an insight into Arab-speaking life, culture and society

    How is the course taught?

        • A communicative approach is used. All four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing) are practiced.
        • Students engage in interactive language activities, participating in group and pair work according to a syllabus based on systematic grammatical progression.
        • Students will also be offered guidance in self-study and be set optional homework tasks

    What sort of Arabic do you teach?
    We teach Modern Standard Arabic (written) and the educated spoken variety (an example of this is the Arabic as spoken on Al Jazeera satellite channel).

    What course can I do next?
    After completing the Level 1 Plus, students should be able to join a Level 2 or Level 3 class. Students should consult their tutor, who will be able to advise them on the best level to proceed to.

    Textbooks:

        • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2007) Mastering Arabic 1, Second Edition w/2 CDs. Palgrave
        • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2009) Master Arabic 2 w/2 CDs, Palgrave

    References:

        • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2005) Mastering Arabic Script, Palgrave
        • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2005) Mastering Arabic Grammar, Palgrave
        • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2012) Read and Speak Arabic, G and W Publishing

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    c.Arabic Level 2

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    Arabic Level 2 Course Description

    How long does the course last?
    Lessons take place once a week and last 1.5 hours each. This gives a total of 45 hours tuition.
    Who is the course for?
    The course is aimed at a wide range of students with a general interest in Arabic with the following:

        • finished Level 1 of our program
        • finished approximately 45-60 hours’ tuition in Arabic language training
        • a pass at GCSE/O-level or equivalent acquired more than 4 years ago
        • one of the following qualifications:A1 of the CEFR, entry level of the NQF, or Breakthrough level of the Asset Languages qualifications

    What are the objectives of the course
    To develop existing language skills further and to achieve the equivalent of A1/A2 level of the CEFR, level 1 of the NQF, equivalent of GCSE/O-level grade A, or Preliminary level of the Asset Languages qualifications.
    By the end of the course you will:

        • understand general and detailed information and to communicate in standard speech on a range of everyday issues
        • read printed and handwritten script on a limited number of everyday topics
        • write simple texts using descriptive language accurately
        • develop intercultural competence

    How is the course taught?

        • A communicative approach is used. All four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing) are practiced.
        • Students engage in interactive language activities, participating in group and pair work according to a syllabus based on systematic grammatical progression
        • Students will also be offered guidance in self-study and be set optional homework tasks

    What sort of Arabic do you teach?
    We teach Modern Standard Arabic (written) and the educated spoken variety (an example of this is the Arabic as spoken on Al Jazeera satellite channel).

    What course can I do next?
    After completing Level 2, students should join a Level 3 class.

    Textbooks:

        • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2009) Master Arabic 2 w/2 CDs, Palgrave

    References:

        • Al-Batel, M. et al (2004) Al-kitaab fii Ta’allum Al-Arabiyyaa. Part One, 2nd Edition Georgetown University Press.
        • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2005) Mastering Arabic Grammar, Palgrave

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    d.Arabic Level 3

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    Arabic Level 3 Course Description

    How long does the course last?
    Lessons take place once a week and last 1.5 hours each. This gives a total of 45 hours tuition.
    Who is the course for?
    The course is aimed at a wide range of students with a general interest in Arabic with the following:

        • finished Level 2 of our program
        • finished approximately 90-12 hours of Arabic language training
        • a recent GCSE/O-level grade A
        • one of the following qualifications: A1/A2 of the CEFR, level 1 of the NQF, or Preliminary level of the Asset Languages qualifications

    What are the objectives of the course
    To develop existing language skills further and to achieve the equivalent of A2/B1 level of the CEF, level 2 of the NQF
    By the end of the course you will:

        • understand authentic passages on familiar issues and communicate on a variety of subjects using accurate pronunciation and intonation and a range of language and structure
        • read and summarize a limited number of authentic texts
        • write more complex texts on familiar issues
        • develop intercultural competence further

    How is the course taught?

        • A communicative approach is used. All four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing) are practiced.
        • Students engage in interactive language activities, participating in group and pair work according to a syllabus based on systematic grammatical progression
        • Students will also be offered guidance in self-study and be set optional homework tasks

    What sort of Arabic do you teach?
    We teach Modern Standard Arabic (written) and the educated spoken variety (an example of this is the Arabic as spoken on Al Jazeera satellite channel).

    What course can I do next?
    After completing Level 3, students should join a Level 4 class.

    Textbook:

        • Al-Batal, M. etal (2004) Al-kitaab fii Ta’allum al-Arabiyya with DVDs: A textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One. 2nd Edition. Chapters 10-14 Georgetown University Press.

    References:

        • Schulz, E. Krahl, G. and W.Reuschel, (2000) Standard Arabic: An Elementary-Intermediate Course (Includes 2 Cassettes) Cambridge University Press.
        • JM Cowan (ed) (1994) The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, Spoken Language Services, Inc.

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    e.Arabic Level 4

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    Arabic Level 4 Course Description

    How long does the course last?
    Lessons take place once a week and last 1.5 hours each. This gives a total of 45 hours tuition.
    Who is the course for?
    The course is aimed at a wide range of students with a general interest in Arabic with the following:

        • finished Level 3 of our program
        • fluency in communication on a wide range of every day situations
        • an As-level, an A-level grade C or equivalent
        • one of the following qualifications: B1 of the CEFR, level 2 of the NQF, or Intermediate level of the Asset Languages qualifications

    What are the objectives of the course
    To develop existing language skills further and to achieve the equivalent of A2/B1 level of the CEF, level 2 of the NQF
    By the end of the course you will:

        • understand authentic passages on familiar issues and communicate on a variety of subjects using a wide range of vocabulary and complex grammatical structures
        • read extracts from authentic literature with almost 100% understanding
        • write a number of complex texts in different registers with high degree of accuracy, employing a wide range of structures and vocabulary
        • further develop intercultural competence and be conversant with a variety of issues in Arab-speaking countries

    How is the course taught?

        • A communicative approach is used. All four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing) are practiced.
        • Students engage in interactive language activities, participating in group and pair work according to a syllabus based on systematic grammatical progression
        • Students will also be offered guidance in self-study and be set optional homework tasks

    What sort of Arabic do you teach?
    We teach Modern Standard Arabic (written) and the educated spoken variety (an example of this is the Arabic as spoken on Al Jazeera satellite channel).

    What course can I do next?
    After completing Level 4, students should join a Level 5 class.

    Textbook

        • Al-Batal, M. etal (2004) Al-kitaab fii Ta’allum al-Arabiyya with DVDs: A textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One. 2nd Edition. Chapters 15-19 Georgetown University Press.

    References:

        • Rammuny R.M. (2000) Business Arabic (Intermediate Level): Language, Culture & communication. The University of Michigan Press.
        • Schulz, E. Krahl, G. and W.Reuschel, (2000) Standard Arabic: An Elementary-Intermediate Course (Includes 2 Cassettes) Cambridge University Press.
        • JM Cowan (ed) (1994) The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, Spoken Language Services, Inc.

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    f.Arabic Level 5

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    Arabic Level 5 Course Description

    How long does the course last?
    Lessons take place once a week and last 1.5 hours each. This gives a total of 45 hours tuition.
    Who is the course for?
    The course is aimed at a wide range of students with a general interest in Arabic with the following:

        • finished Level 4 of our program
        • a high degree of fluency and accuracy in the language
        • an A-level or equivalent over 4 years old, and further contact with the language
        • one of the following qualifications: B1/B2 of the CEFR, level 3 of the NQF, or Advanced level of the Asset Languages qualifications

    What are the objectives of the course
    To develop existing language skills further and to achieve the equivalent of A2/B1 level of the CEF, level 2 of the NQF
    By the end of the course you will:

        • understand a arrange of spoken and written discourses in different styles:factual, journalistic and non-specialist technical with ease
        • express yourself orally and in written form using a range of accurate vocabulary and appropriate register, stating an opinion with confidence
        • refine your intercultural competence by accessing political, historical and cultural information from a variety of sources

    How is the course taught?

        • A communicative approach is used. All four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing) are practiced.
        • Students engage in interactive language activities, participating in group and pair work according to a syllabus based on systematic grammatical progression
        • Students will also be offered guidance in self-study and be set optional homework tasks

    What sort of Arabic do you teach?
    We teach Modern Standard Arabic (written) and the educated spoken variety (an example of this is the Arabic as spoken on Al Jazeera satellite channel).

    What course can I do next?
    After completing Level 5, students should talk to their teacher for advice on how to progress with their language training.

    Textbook

        • Al-Batal, M. etal (2004) Al-kitaab fii Ta’allum al-Arabiyya with DVDs: A textbook for Beginning Arabic, Part One. 2nd Edition. Chapters 18-20 Georgetown University Press.
        • Al-Batal, M. etal (2004) Al-kitaab fii Ta’allum al-Arabiyya with DVDs: Part Two. 2nd Edition. Georgetown University Press.

    References:

        • Dickins, J. and J.C.E. Watson, (1999) Standard Arabic: An Advanced Course. Cambridge University Press.
        • Rammuny R.M. (2000) Business Arabic (Intermediate Level): Language, Culture & communication. The University of Michigan Press.
        • N.S. Doniach (1995) Oxford English-Arabic Dictionary. OUP
        • JM Cowan (ed) (1994) The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, Spoken Language Services, Inc.

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    g.Quick Start Arabic Program

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    It is a quick start program for those who are going to travel to Arabic speaking countries. In this course, we will try to cover the following topics as many as possible in order to help students to survive in those countries.

    Topics

        • Personal information:name etc.
        • Countries, cities and nationalities
        • Places around town/transportation
        • Directions and locations
        • The town centre
        • Family
        • Jobs Occupations and work places

    Functions

        • Greeting others and responding to greetings
        • Introducing oneself and others
        • Describing objects, people and places
        • Requesting and giving directions and instructions
        • Using simple cultural idiomatic expressions

    Grammar

        • Personal pronouns (I, you, he, she)/nominal sentence
        • Gender
        • The definite article
        • The Nisba
        • Demonstratives
        • Question Words
        • Prepositions
        • Directions and insturctions
        • Adjective/noun and adjective agreement/there is
        • How to express possession
        • idaafa structure
        • Possessives(my, your…)
        • Personal pronouns(we, they, you(plural)/sound plural forms

    Textbooks:

          • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2007) Mastering Arabic 1, Second Edition w/2 CDs. Palgrave
          • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2011) Master Arabic 1 Activity Book, Palgrave

    References:

          • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2005) Mastering Arabic Script, Palgrave
          • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2005) Mastering Arabic Grammar, Palgrave
          • Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2012) Read and Speak Arabic, G and W Publishing

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