Start date: 14th Jan 2020
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Duration: 10 weeks
Tutor: Rima Bayoud Bennett
Course code: 20SP135
- This course aims to provide the ideal introduction to the language, covering the basic language needed in everyday situations on a visit to an Arab speaking country. It is for complete beginners or those who want to refresh their basic language skills.
- The course is divided in three terms and by the end of the three terms students should be able to get by in real life situations in an Arab speaking country.
- Build up language awareness
- Facilitate understanding and practice of certain grammatical points
- Develop learner’s confidence, accuracy and fluency in the 4 skills
- Facilitate vocabulary practice and/or extension
- Practise/monitor pronunciation
- Encourage independence in using the language
- Develop cultural awareness and cross-cultural capability
For the first session students will need;
Pen and paper only. Students will be provided with handouts/worksheets.
Additional Costs; Mastering Arabic 2 + CD
At this stage, students are expected to:
- build on the specifications at Arabic elementary stage by adding length and complexity to the language used;
- use greater range of areas (topics) such the ones given below:
- Talking more about oneself
- Writing a simple personal letter, congratulation card and postcard.
- Describing your home
- Talking about work & routine.
- Describing and asking questions about people and their work environment.
- Reading and talking about sports & leisure activities.
- Booking a room in a hotel
- Travel and Tourism – Describe a memorable journey.
- Following/giving instructions and writing a letter of complaint.
- Talking about the past, the present and the future
- Relating to topical issues of the Arabic culture (festivals and celebrations).
- Skimming a news article
- Asking questions
- Masculine and feminine
- Nisba Adjectives
- More on pronouns
- Plural and its types
- The dual
- Nominal sentences
- Verbal sentences
- Tenses, present, past, and future.
- The comparative and the superlative
- Kana and its sisters.