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