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.
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