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.
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- Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2011) Master Arabic 1 Activity Book, Palgrave
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- Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2005) Mastering Arabic Grammar, Palgrave
- Wightwick, J. & Gaafar, M. (2012) Read and Speak Arabic, G and W Publishing