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.
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