48h (36+12 online)
This course is a BDE for any undergraduate student with an interest in the Arabic language and culture but with no previous knowledge of the language. Using a learner-centric teaching approach and a broad range of classroom and online activities, you will learn the basics of Arabic through the four fundamental language skills; reading, writing, listening and speaking. It begins with the learning of the Arabic alphabet, pronunciation, and basic greetings and sentences that will be taught in a progressive manner. A comprehensive range of teaching aids & activities are used to engage students in interactive learning.
No previous knowledge of the language
- Read and write the Arabic alphabet, words, and short phrases.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the correct pronunciation of the Arabic language.
- Read and identify information provided in simple Arabic texts.
- Listen to and identify information provided in simple audio files.
- Ask and answer simple questions about yourself and your family.
- Create and act a short role-play
48h (36+12 online)
This course is a BDE for any undergraduate student with an interest in the Arabic language and culture and a progression from LA5001. The emphasis shifts from reading and pronunciation to oral and written text production. Additional vocabulary and grammatical rules will be introduced. Theme-based lessons related to everyday life are taught in a variety of language activities to enhance students language skills; reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will also become more familiar with the morphology of Arabic verbs and nouns.
- Read, interpret and comprehend simple authentic spoken, written and multimedia content (video) on familiar topics and address comprehension questions related to these.
- Communicate at a beginner’s level that allows you to exchange basic information in the past and present tense about yourself and others, family, hobbies, likes, and dislikes.
- Construct simple sentences and questions in response to basic everyday communicative situations, such as yourself, your family, things, objects, places, and food.
This course is a BDE for any undergraduate student with an interest in the Arabic language and culture. Any student who has successfully passed LA5002 (or its equivalent) is eligible to attend this course. This course aims to expand students’ language skills by introducing more complex sentence structures. The four language skills; reading, writing, listening, and speaking, will be deepened as students will be exposed to more texts on familiar topics and understand main ideas without the need of a dictionary.
- Speak and write about yourself, including how you feel, where you work, where you study, your hobbies, and details of family members and friends.
- Use a number of common Arabic phrases in their proper cultural contexts, and be familiar with aspects of the Arab culture.
- Read simple texts on familiar topics and understand main ideas without the use of a dictionary.
- Apply learnt grammatical structurs in short written texts.
- Recognise the major Arabic verb forms and use accompanying verbal noun forms.
This course is a BDE for any undergraduate student who has sat for the ‘O’ Level Arabic 3180 and 1135 examinations or any equivalent Arabic Language assessment. You will develop an understanding of spoken and written forms of the Arabic Language at a CEFR B2.1 level. This will enable you to communicate confidently and clearly in the Arabic language. Your lessons will reinforce previous knowledge and develop higher levels in the four language skills. You will gain confidence and fluency in speaking Arabic in authentic settings, as well as develop reading, writing, and listening skills required for further study, work, and travel. This module also aims to further your intellectual and personal development by encouraging positive attitudes to language learning and to other cultures. As such, it will provide you with greater insights into the culture and civilisation of the Arab world.
‘O’ Level Arabic or placement test
- Follow narratives, descriptions, directions, and instructions in standard Arabic dealing with predictable everyday matters.
- Read and interpret the language accurately form a variety of registers.
- Communicate at an advanced level with good pronunciation and intonation
- Identify key ideas and supporting details in written texts and respond appropriately.
- Express key ideas and emotions in letters, notes, and short messages