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Arabic Language I (Women Only)

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 20 Credits.


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Course Description

This course aims to provide you with a grounding in the basic grammatical structures of Arabic in order to communicate at a basic level in essential social and survival situations in Arabic speaking countries. Though the emphasis is on speaking you will also learn basic grammatical structures and characters to be applied in four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

The following topics will be covered:

Introduction to Arabic language; greetings; introduce your self; family tree; numbers, days of a week, name of months, telling the time; colours; town features; road directions; asking about direction; parts of the body; cloths and costume; food; fruits and vegetables; names of objects; and general expressions. Grammar: pronunciation, alphabet, forming a sentences, verbs, adjectives and nouns.

There is no set course text book. Materials used are in the form of handouts.

Who is this course for?

This course is for students who are absolute beginners of Arabic, who wish to be able to hold basic conversation when travelling to Arabic speaking countries.

Learning and Teaching

The emphasis of the course is on participation and students are encouraged to actively participate in class through various non-threatening forms of activities designed to stimulate communication.

Coursework and Assessment

For us the most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. Some of this has to be in a form that can be shown to external examiners so that we can be absolutely sure that standards are met across all courses and subjects.

The assessment of this course is divided into four parts to assess each of the following skills: speaking, listening. It is designed to enhance what you have learnt during the course.

Additionally to the weekly sessions, we recommend that you spend time between the lessons, revising and practising what has been done in class.